Posts

Showing posts from October, 2013

Increasing Focus on Polyglot Programming and Web Platform

To increase the focus on Polyglot Programming and provide students with broader options of building blocks to fabricate software, I have upgraded almost all my Language courses to include JavaScript.

I have introduced JavaScript in Java Technology and C#.ASP.Net courses. JavaScript provides a good contrast to statically typed languages like Java and C#. With constantly increasing emphasis on Web Platform, JavaScript becomes a important language to be mastered. Apart from enrolling in a full fledged course on Javascript and HTML5, students enrolling for most of the other courses will also to learn JavaScript.

I usually compare languages in all my courses. For instance, I compare and contrast Java with C#, C++ in the Java Technology course. This comparison ends up being comparison  of  statically typed languages. JavaScript is a welcome candidate in the family. JavaScript provides a sharper contrast to Java from several perspectives. For example, JavaScript's Dynamic Typing and Cla…