Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.
Also In The October 2013 Issue
Troy Hunt is a software architect and Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) focusing on security concepts and process improvement in a Fortune 50 company. He's based in Australia.
If you use a password you created that is less than eight characters, your password is vulnerable to hacking. Here are three ways to create and use secure passwords online.
Coding securely doesn't have to kill the joy of programming. In fact, learning how to code securely provides insights into languages and computing.
How to code an HTML email like the ones you open every day turns out to be an offbeat software coding challenge.
How to tell if a web page is secure is one of the most basic yet least obvious ways to protect your data online.
One key computing skill is the ability to use command line interface (CLI) software to enter commands to control a computer. Here are some options.
Lua is a comparatively simple programming language used in a wide range of places, from digital TVs to video games to phone applications. It's also designed to be simple to use and lightweight.
Here is how three programming languages handle a common problem: how do you organize and keep track of useful data?
Some of the most common commands you'll need for a command line interface (CLI), in a Linux command list.
Must read stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for September 2013.
Links from the bottom of all the October 2013 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Here is a deceptively simple math puzzle at least 1200 years old.