Jon Roberts is an independent software developer and sole proprietor of Mentata Systems. He installed and administered his first web server in 1995 and has since worked with a wide-ranging mix of open source and proprietary products to serve the computer network needs of whoever pays him. In the case of no takers, he spins his wheels by engaging in isolated acts of political and religious instigation. He also doubles as a homemaker and father of two, currently residing on the Florida panhandle.
To teach computer programming to a young person with no experience, you must imagine what it’s like to know nothing about languages, algorithms, data structures, design patterns, object orientation, development tools, etc. Yet the kids I’ve seen in high school … read more