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Frank McCown
Associate Professor of Comp Sci at Harding University
Associate Professor of Comp Sci at Harding University
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Latest book: Mobile App Programming for Android
This week I'm putting the final touches on my latest zyBook: Mobile App Programming . If you aren't familiar with zyBooks , they are online books that include animations and interactive questions. (I co-authored the Web Programming zyBook a few years ago an...
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Kids Coding Adventures 2018
Today was the final day of Kids Coding Adventures 2018 , a coding camp that I've directed for the past three years at Harding University.  23 kids attended, who ranged from 2nd thru 4th grade (a few 5th graders snuck in). I had two fantastic helpers from Ha...
Kids Coding Adventures 2018
Kids Coding Adventures 2018
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That's so Bellingham!
I've spent the past 5 weeks in Bellingham, Washington, working at Faithlife on revamping the Logo Bible app for Android. My family is here with me, and in another week we'll be heading back to Searcy. We've really enjoyed our time in the northwest. Bellingh...
That's so Bellingham!
That's so Bellingham!
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It's your fault you didn't get that internship
Summer has began, and many of my students are off to exciting places to do summer internships. However, some of my students applied to several internships but didn't get a single offer. Why not? Are there just not enough internships to go around? If you a...
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Web Programming book and kids' coding camp
My Sabbatical plans changed somewhat last spring, and I ended up putting all of my time into writing the "Web Programming" book to be released in beta this fall by zyBooks . If you are not familiar with zyBooks, they are online books that feature animations...
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My Sabbatical
I'm very grateful that Harding has allowed me to take a one semester Sabbatical. I owe a lot of thanks to Gabriel Foust, my colleague who has been working on his Ph.D. at Texas A&M for the past four and a half years and has finally returned to Harding so he...
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20 years ago
It was twenty years ago on this day (October 5, 1995) that my college roommate Jeff Gammel drowned while swimming in Lake Cortez in Hot Springs Village. He was was swimming with a few other guys from Louisiana Tech but got separated from them at one point....
Questio Verum: 20 years ago
Questio Verum: 20 years ago
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Finishing up my first summer with HUB-CAPS
This summer I had the opportunity to work with HUB-CAPS (Harding University Branch of the Center for Advanced Public Safety), run by my colleague Dana Steil . We employed seven Harding students to help us on various software projects for the Arkansas and M...
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The MEAN stack
I've developed some notes/outlines for my Web Development 2 course on the MEAN stack (MonogoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node) that I thought I'd share here. They introduce each MEAN component and contain code snippets that build a web app that uses a RESTfu...
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XNA and Kinect 2 hand motion demo
This demo will show you how to write a simple XNA application that reads hand motion from the Kinect v2. The Kinect sensor can detect motion for your entire body, but here I'll focus on just detecting hand motion and whether the hand is open (all fingers ou...
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