from 0 to C

Created by Ubi de Feo, “from 0 to C” is a new series of workshops that aim at teaching programming using a more creative and human approach.

Through the use of tangible, hand-made objects, we try to establish a clear understanding of  how a computer works and what a programming language actually is: nothing but an abstraction of what we can do as humans.

Via means of playing with objects we explain the simple mathematics behind a computer way of working and the concepts at the core of every programming languages.

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Microsoft a social networking site for students

It looks like project Socl/ is finally gone live: (pronounced “social”) is an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.

Great to see that it uses Montage.

Read more about Socl.
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Microsoft Research launches Try F#

About Try F#

The goal of the Try F# site and application is to make it simple, fast, and easy for people to try out the F# language.

Try F# enables the .NET language F# to be used in a browser-based development environment, thus making it accessible to   programmers across all operating systems (PC, Mac and Linux).

Try F# is a collaboration between MSR Cambridge (F# team), MSR Connections (the Computer Science and Engineering teams),   the Visual Studio Developer Division (F#), with help and inspiration from the Microsoft Research-RiSE Group (Pex4Fun team).

Some screenshots from the very cool online editor/console:

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