My Best Teaching Is One-on-One


Of course, I team teach and do special lessons, etc.


But my best work in the classroom is after the lesson is over --
going one-on-one,
helping individual students with their assignments.


It's kind of like with computer programs, walking the client through hands-on.
The job isn't really done until the customer is using the program.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Thinking about Learning Ada -- Could You Write Unix in Ada?

I'm pretty much dissatisfied with every programming language I know. But I used to think Pascal was not too terrible, and Ada has a reputation for getting right many of the things C++ gets wrong.

The question is, Can it be used for the kind of programming I tend to do? If it is a good language, why hasn't anyone built something like Linux using Ada?

This is a list of stuff that came up when I started casually looking for work on implementing a Unixish kernel and userland in Ada:

I'm not finding all the links I found yesterday, but it's enough to make me curious enough to see if I can pick up Ada. I'll try to update this list as I do so.

I'll also try to post some of my self-education efforts on my languishing Programming Fun blog.

(By the way, I did find enough to be sure that Ada is not going to be my dream language. Just enough to get me interested in seeing what I can do with it.)

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