[ILUG] Linux Summer Course for Secondary Students
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com
Tue Apr 18 17:24:08 IST 2000
If it's web orientated I'd almost go for PHP over Python too. I haven't
used Python myself but PHP was developed with the web in mind if that
helps a language in any way.
Of course, I'd use Python for all the educational use of it (structured,
Good luck with your plans!
adam beecher wrote:
> > I know... Perl is my preferred script-programming language,
> > but I thought Python would be easier for younger students
> > who perhaps have no previous programming experience. It
> > can also be used for developing GUIs. So I thought Python
> > would be more suitable than Perl... maybe this is a
> > mistake?
> Not a mistake, but it might be an idea to introduce/demonstrate a *range* of
> "web programming languages" to them, and then focus on one. I just suggested
> PHP because it really is pretty simple to use. Some people look down on PHP,
> but what the hell, it gets the job done and doing things like interfacing
> with a DB is like pissing up a rope. How bad?
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