Teaching Python

Jonathan Ellis ellisjb at my-deja.com
Tue Jun 22 01:11:44 CEST 2004

claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird) wrote in message 
> One consideration in all this talk of "teaching GUI
> construction" is to emphasize Web applications.  The
> biggest surprise to me in this thread is that that
> hasn't been taken more seriously.  I suspect that's
> where my daughters will start, if they ever choose to
> try out development.

I'm currently employed as a CS instructor and I've seen it
demonstrated to my satifaction at least that teaching web apps first
confuses the heck out of beginners.  The distinction between client
and server is a big hurdle.  We're now back to teaching console apps
before trying to do anything fancy.


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