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Guam Vocational Technical High School Philosophy

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Final Project Guidelines for Computer Programming Classes

Each of my Computer Science classes require a final project of complexity commensurate with what is learned in the class. The computer language used is the language studied during the semester. Currently, that is either Java or C++. This document … Continue reading

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What are you Hearing that has not Been Said?

Inspiration comes in many forms. It is a gift that everyone alive can access. There are many names that inspiration has been given, including enlightment, insight, revelation. Each word has slightly different meanings, but we will call it inspiration for this article. Continue reading

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Interviewing

Knowing how to interview for a computer programming/design position is almost as important as the learning how to program. Over the years, I have had friends who were excellent programmers, including the design process, who lost out to people who … Continue reading

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Adding File I/O to a C++ Program

We have already covered console reads from the keyboard and writes to the display using cin and cout. If you do not know how to use cin and cout, please review it before proceeding. ifstream is for an input file … Continue reading

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Be Our Best

What is important to each of us? What do we want to do with our lives and for what do we want to be remembered when we leave this world? I want to live as long and as healthy as … Continue reading

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When You Have a Question – A.S.K.

When you have a question, always Actively Seek Knowledge. I teach high school and community college computer courses. I enjoy seeing students comprehend new material. I always tell my students to ask questions. I do not mind interruptions on relevant … Continue reading

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What is the purpose of a pointer in programming?

The full question ended with: “Why not access the variable directly?” It depends on what you mean by “access the variable directly.” In Algol derived languages (like C, C#, C++, Pascal, Ada), the way to access a variable directly is … Continue reading

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Which programming language did you think would be prominent, but turned out to be a complete dud?

Wayne Cook, Certified Scrum Master After reading John Dougherty’s answer on Quora, I was tempted not to answer. But, that was only a fleeting thought. It is hard to limit it to just one language. I was originally thinking of … Continue reading

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Make a Choice

When we are young, we too often think that life will go on forever. It will not. People age. We each have choices we are given once. Keeping our options open only means we are making a choice. And often, … Continue reading

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