Learning the BASICs

Command Line Heroes

Episode | Podcast

Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 07:05:13 +0000

<p>Becoming a programmer used to require a Ph.D. and having access to some serious hardware. Then, in 1965, a couple of engineers had a radical idea: make it easier for people to get started.</p> <p>Beginner languages, like BASIC, burst the doors to coding wide open. <a href="https://twitter.com/thcormen">Tom Cormen</a> and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-dumas-591931/">Denise Dumas</a> recall how BASIC changed everything. <a href="https://twitter.com/aviflombaum">Avi Flombaum</a> and Saron share tips on picking a first language in this new era of software development. And we hear from <a href="https://twitter.com/hackerfemo">Femi Owolade-Coombes</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/robynbergeron">Robyn Bergeron</a> about how the next generation of coders are getting their start with video games.</p> <p>Beginner languages give everyone an opportunity to get their foot in the door. And that helps the industry as a whole.</p> <p>Check out <a href="https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes">redhat.com/commandlineheroes</a> for more information on beginner languages.</p> <p>Find out more about why BASIC is a beloved first language and how the next generation will learn to code on <a href="https://opensource.com/article/19/7/command-line-heroes-ruby-basic">Opensource.com</a>.</p>