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Author Topic: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit  (Read 6082 times)

zridling

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Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« on: May 01, 2007, 04:36:07 AM »
Coders of the world, be fruitful and multiply yourselves! At least that's one idea behind a clever new effort called, Hackety Hack, which holds — among other things — that coding has gotten too damn expensive lately with too little return. So, "let's take things into our own hands and bring hacking to the young folks." Even comes with a cheatsheet.

Hackety Hack was not written in seclusion for my imaginary friends. It was written with the help of fifty budding hackers who I personally mentored. Most had tried to program, but had failed to catch on. Some wanted to teach their kids.

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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 05:03:16 AM »
I couldn't help but smile.  :D

Where was something like this 3 years ago? (I could have used it)

This link is being bookmarked for passing along to the curious that drop into my chatroom.

Thanks!

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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 07:15:19 AM »
Sounds like great stuff, man! But you know, it is so easy?! People might get tired! Being all enthousiastic like that, wow! ;)
But I guess it's still refreshing in the programming language world, better then reading long dry volumes of reference manuals.
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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 01:08:20 AM »
Where was something like this 3 years ago? (I could have used it)

3 years ago you should've used why's (poignant) guide to ruby, out of which I'm guessing Hackety Hack evolved :)

why the lucky stiff has a great style, if you're interested in dynamic langs and Ruby in particular his guide makes an excellent starter.

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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 05:06:53 AM »
The design is cool! Now the only thing you need to be a true hacker is a "clickety clack" keyboard ;)

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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 12:52:11 PM »
Sounds like great stuff, man! But you know, it is so easy?! People might get tired! Being all enthousiastic like that, wow! ;)
But I guess it's still refreshing in the programming language world, better then reading long dry volumes of reference manuals.
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Its a good introduction to programing if you have never done it before I guess.

The design is cool! Now the only thing you need to be a true hacker is a "clickety clack" keyboard ;)
I need to master this HH stuff, and then get a keyboard that each time you push a button it would say Hackety Hack, that would be a sweet key board.
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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 10:41:34 AM »
:(

I keep getting errors:

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The Hackety Hack forums indicate that they are aware of the problem.  Unfortunately, in my case, I can't continue using the program, as every time I click Ignore, the error pops back up.

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Re: Hackety Hack — the Coder's Starter Kit
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 01:46:32 PM »
I get that error all the time. it is so anoying.
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