Post by Jerry Muelver on Sept 20, 2007 7:18:34 GMT -5
I finally got to a broadband hookup, and watched the Basicology flash video (link on runbasic.com). What a delightful experience! This is a marvelous intro for new programmers, showing the workings of a programmer's mind during program development. The notion of getting something small actually working, and laying the project out with stubs to be developed later, is the first lesson every programmer should learn. Attempting to build an entire project, with all the bells and whistles, from the get-go, from the top down, is the primary source of newbie programmer frustration and despair, and the main clog on support forums.
(Aside -- I'm definitely going to have to take a look at Wink. Flash is too much of a bandwidth hog for rural users, but it would be very helpful on a local net, within a school.)