HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Hello Ruby Makes Learning Programming Skills Fun

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Ratsky
User Rank
Platinum
Historical Reference:
Ratsky   3/11/2014 3:13:57 PM
NO RATINGS
As one who goes back to the days of handmade chip masks, I would suggest Ruby needs a last name:  Lith!  Sorry, couldn't resist (second pun).

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: start em early
naperlou   3/11/2014 8:41:25 AM
NO RATINGS
a2, actually the hardware "programming" tools are much more software like.  If you are programming FPGAs, for example, you use languages like Verilog or VHDL.  The former is basically C, while the later is based on Ada.  Then tools which are like compilers produce code that is used to actually program the device.  These languages are also used for custom chip designs. 

a2
User Rank
Gold
Re: start em early
a2   3/11/2014 4:41:46 AM
NO RATINGS
Not only Ruby, any programming language has become easy right now. Writing of lines and lines of code is no more there. Its just drag and drop mostly. I think the Hardware Programming tools do remain a bit same. Other than that everything has made the lives of the programmers very easy.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
start em early
naperlou   3/10/2014 11:54:50 AM
NO RATINGS
Cabe, this looks like a good book.  I agree that with the importance of software in our electronics based life that it is useful for kids to learn early.  This is becoming a required skill, like mathematics.  Actually, much mathematics cannot be done without programming. 

Partner Zone
More Blogs
MIT’s Senseable City Lab recently announced the program’s next big project: “Local Warming.” The concept involves saving on energy by heating the occupants within a room, not the room itself.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
The new draw-it-on-a-napkin is the CAD program. As CAD programs become more ubiquitous and easier to use, they have replaced 2D sketching for early concepting.
A University of Chicago graduate has invented a compact elliptical trainer that lets people work out at their desk while they work.
New developments in sensors span a wide range of applications in all areas of manufacturing and plant automation.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service