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Stanford CS101 Adopts JavaScript 255

Posted by Soulskill
from the think-of-the-children dept.
mikejuk writes "In case further proof were needed that JavaScript shall indeed inherit the earth, we have the news that Stanford has adopted JavaScript to teach CS101 — Introduction to Computing Principles: 'The essential ideas of computing via little phrases of JavaScript code.' You can even try it out for yourself at Stanford's course page."
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Stanford CS101 Adopts JavaScript

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  • Ideal IDE (Score:4, Interesting)

    by vlm (69642) on Monday July 11, 2011 @02:44PM (#36724416)

    For utter newbs not going into CS, JS is a good choice, because any machine with a web browser is a dev box, but for actual CS students, a debian boot disk is probably more appropriate.

    You should have heard the screams of pain in my cobol class many years ago. What, you mean a "dos" application? And the alternative is a AS/400 that doesn't even support telnet? Someone who suffered thru that kind of experience probably went to the other extreme in selecting JS.

    JS isn't even all that bad of a language for newbies to learn the basic concepts.

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