If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

Also In The November 2014 Issue

Find Summer Tech Camps

It's that time of year: time to start thinking of summer tech camps for 2015. Here are a few ideas where to begin looking.

Rachel Manning Talks Software Development and the Freelance Life

Rachel Manning talks about her life as a freelance software developer building websites and web applications from her home in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Holiday Toy Ideas

Here are lots of ideas for computer science and programming toys kids might like, based on different age groups.

Create a Website with Wix

Wix.com is a free online tool you can use to create a website. Here's a basic tutorial to get started, as well as files to build a test site.

Chris Bradfield Talks Coding, Games, and Helping Kids Code

Chris talks about his journey from TRS-80 computers to websites to the game business to teaching kids to code in summer camp.

Control Flow

How do programming languages control the flow or processing of instructions? Here's how control flows work in several languages.

Destinations and Systems

Designers of products, content, and software use the concepts of destinations and systems to create content and apps for all our devices.

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

November 2014 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the November 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

November 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2014.

FTP

FTP is a mysterious yet extremely useful way to send data across computer networks. Here's a short overview with links.

Coding Books for Kids

No Starch Press sent along four books for kids. If you don't have them already, look them up at the library or buy online or in a bookstore.