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Obama Becomes First President to Write a Computer Program

President Barack Obama told the world that everyone should learn how to code. And now he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

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Devil-X985d ago

What a way to send a message to the world how important coding is these days.

ChrisW985d ago

I know Basic and Logo.

Yeah... I should probably learn a newer one.

Devil-X985d ago (Edited 985d ago )

Try to learn Php and python.. Both very interesting and in demand currently. Basic and logo was taught to us in like 3rd or 4th grade if I remember it right.

Speed-Racer985d ago

I doubt they're going start off 3rd graders on PHP.

ChrisW984d ago (Edited 984d ago )

Basic and Logo was taught to us in 3rd or 4th grade, which was about 1985...

As for PHP, who knows... Someday kids will be learning Esoteric.

Speed-Racer984d ago

Damn you're old lol. I dunno what they use now but I doubt they'd throw PHP in their faces at such a young age.

ChrisW984d ago

"Damn you're old lol."

Funny... I, in my late 30s, find myself to be in the prime of my life.

Speed-Racer984d ago

@Chris - Don't take me too seriously btw (re: age)

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Qrphe984d ago

Learn whatever is closest to what your field may be. I feel like every one who codes should have at least some basic grasp of C++ but that's just me.

The_KELRaTH984d ago

I think kids should learn basic then upgrade to assembly routines within basic as a foundation for assembly code.

It's a great shame that the home games computer is now the console as it removed the facility for learning while playing (ie typing in a game from a magazine listing then modifying it).

hazelamy985d ago

i hear bush tried to write one once.

10 print "hello"
20 goto 30.

^_^

Devil-X985d ago

Please quote the source from where you heard this...as myself I am unable to find an authentic source regarding this information.

metalmatters985d ago

cant tell if youre being sarcastic or serious....

pop-voxuli985d ago

$10 says someone else wrote it and he "Signed" his name to it.

Devil-X985d ago

20 says a kid sat next to him and taught him how to write it.

pop-voxuli984d ago

Quit sucking the obama teat dude

Poseiden20985d ago

make programming a mandatory class in highschools, and subsidize STEM degrees (technical, two year, collegiate programs). Someone shouldn't have to go into massive debt if they want to study computer science, engineering, etc.

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