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Watching first lecture of Software Engineering for Software as a Service course. Looks like some really great concepts - Agile, Ruby on Rails, Cloud, Test Driven Development! First assignments due this weekend, so there's still time to sign up:
https://www.coursera.org/saas/class/index
This course teaches the engineering fundamentals for long-lived software using the highly-productive Agile development method for Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails. Agile developers con...
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I remember seeing the title of that a while back and thinking it probably involved doing programming for non-profits and the like, oops ...
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Brilliant!
 
Cribbed from George Takei. Loved it to death! Titles Dr. Seuss probably had in mind but that didn't rhyme.
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As a foreigner I confess I didn't know about Dr. Seuss since is completely ignored in non-English countries. Until the day I enrolled my son in an English immersion program and he started bringing home Dr.Seuss books as Reading Log activities and now, we both enjoy reading them together! As a rock music fan I would state that Dr.Seuss is the Pink Floyd equivalent for Reading! :-)
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This is particularly apropos after my book club discussed reading long books tonight at our meeting.

Also, now the song is stuck in my head...
 
e-readers are nice and all... but silicone parts were made for toys!
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Anyone else taking the Software Engineering for SaaS class through www.saas-class.org? But wow, it ramps up quickly. This first homework assignment WAY more advanced Ruby programming than I did in an entire other RoR class. I'm happy to go deeper into the language, but it's pretty intense! I guess that what happens when the class does so much in only 5 weeks!
This course teaches the engineering fundamentals for long-lived software using the highly-productive Agile development method for Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails. Agile developers con...
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+Phea Duch I'm not doing CS 373. Not enough hours in the day! Are you doing it? How is it?
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This one is for all the people who want to "teach both theories".
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Great analysis of Lego's marketing strategies for girls (and where they have gone wrong)
http://www.marketingmediachildhood.com/2012/02/still-searching-for-just-where-lego.html
In part 1 of my two part LEGO and Gender series, I'll explore how LEGO went terribly wrong with LEGO Friends and provide a brief history of LEGO's ridiculous and slightly hilarious attempts to...
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This is from before my time, but it's fun to see this old footage of Disneyland!
 
If you have ever been to Disneyland I recommend watching this video. Having just been back recently I really enjoyed seeing the park as it was "back in the day."
If you haven't been then watch it from the stand point of an excellently restored and transfered movie.
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One of the fun ways I've been using Google+ is to connect with other people taking the free Stanford online classes.  So I'll be listing which ones I am taking here so people can find me!

Summer 2012 - Coursera: Algorithms,  Fantasy and Science Fiction, Internet History, and Human Computer Interface (HCI)

Spring 2012 - Coursera's SaaS and Model Thinking. 

Fall 2011 - I am currently taking the Introduction to Databases and Machine Learning courses being offered online by Stanford University and am looking forward to connecting on Google+ with some of the other 80,000+ (!) people taking the classes!
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