MVC Video Tutorials

The Model-View-Controller design pattern is a common one for web applications, and it should be a standard topic in our programming classes whatever the language. Students who understand and use this pattern in frameworks like Ruby on Rails, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, and Django will get a head start in their careers.

It’s encouraging to see students discover this pattern on their own. Last week, I saw some students apply this pattern to their SAD project. Instead of using an existing framework, they built it from scratch. It was an instructive exercise nonetheless.  They used videos from JREAM to learn the techniques.

(Thanks to Mark Flores for sending the links.)

How to Invite Friends (and Influence People)

Over the weekend we activated the Forums and Groups functionality on this web site. With these we can have focused discussions on division activities, ideas for education, and trends in the IT industry.

For now we want to limit interaction to our community of CS division faculty, alumni, selected students, and industry friends, i.e., people we actually know. That’s why we’ve made registration to the site by invitation-only.

Any member of the site can send invitation to friends. Read on to see how.

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