If debugging is the process of removing software bugs

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.

Also In The May 2014 Issue

Computer Science Unplugged

The Computer Science Unplugged movement introduces non-technical people to computer hardware and software concepts that drive the technologies we use.

What is Computational Thinking?

While computers think in rigid predictable patterns, learning computational thinking helps us understand how and why computers work.

CAPTCHA

We've all used Captchas and found some impossible to solve. Here's why they exist, how they work, and less frustrating alternatives.

Data Types

Programming languages use data types to allocate memory and enforce data integrity. They also reveal the nature of a language.

Lauren Ipsum

If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you, please close your eyes until you've finished reading.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test, and its creator Alan Turing, have had a profound effect on computer science and artificial intelligence.

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.

May 2014 Learn More Links

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

Fortran

One of two key programming languages (Lisp is the other), FORTRAN defined many of the key ideas used in programming languages.

May 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of April 2014.

How to Create (and Crack) Secret Codes and Ciphers

Secret codes, or ciphers, are a great way to teach computational thinking.

Grace Hopper

One of the first female programmers, Grace Hopper also worked as a mathematician and had an unusual career for women in the 1900s.

BOGONs

Bogons are not an evil race of aliens. But they do shine a light on one part of the internet little known outside of a few security technologists.