Megan Taylor

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How to teach debugging

Sabotage: Teach Debugging By Stealth

“Not only does this help children spot errors in their own code more readily, but it also encourages them to consider using their peers for assistance more frequently.”

Really want to carry out this teaching strategy with my ScriptEd students.

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Why I Love Reading Other People’s Code And You Should Too

“Being good at reading code is important to your survival as a professional developer. Any non-trivial project these days will be a team effort and so there will always be large chunks of code you had no hand in which you have to work with, modify and extend. And so, code reading will likely be the most used and most useful skill you can have; better bite the bullet and get good at it – fast.”

Why I Love Reading Other People’s Code And You Should Too.

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Colonials Debate: Should Essayists Also Master The Mechanisms Of The Printing Press?

Colonials Debate: Should Essayists Also Master The Mechanisms Of The Printing Press? « Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth

For those not in the know, this is satirizing the great “should journalists learn to code” debate of October 2013. (I note the date because it seems to recur every year or so.)

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