Today's Question:  What are you most afraid of as a programmer?

### Making Computer Science a Requirement?

This US News article points out a growing interest among colleges and universities to make basic computer science a required course for all students. Georgia Tech already does this. The article points out that universities not normally considered to be science/technology-heavy are leaning this way too: Every student at Montclair State University in New Jersey must complete a computer science in order to graduate. For most students, that course is Introduction for Computer Appl...

### Is Scala Only for Computer Scientists?

I have experience struggling through these kinds of things andI know enough about the subject that I can understand why they did it that way. But my concern is that this should be an example that a beginner could understand, and they can't. There's too much depth exposed. Here's the example, which is written as a script: import scala.io.Source._ case class Registrant(line: String) { val data = line.split(",") val first = data(0) val last = data(1) val email = data(2) val payment = da...

### Stanford Computer Science '10-'11 Salary Survey Results

CS/EE UndergradsData: I received 140 responses which described 360 job offers. 95% of the job offers were primarily located in the Bay Area, 5% were from the Midwest and East Coast. 10% of the job offers were from start-ups.Salary offers ranged from \$64,400 to \$100,000. The average salary offer was \$79,914. The median salary offer was \$ 82,200.About 70% of students were offered stock options. About 80% of students were offered signing bonuses. And about 60% were offered relocation assistan...

### Eleven Equations True Computer Science Geeks Should (at Least Pretend to) Know

This idea is a complete rip off an article that appeared in Wired a little while ago and it got me thinking what would my list for Computer Science look like?  Plus I thought it might be a fun post and unlike the Wired list this one goes to eleven.  So here they are in no particular order: Binomial Coefficient The Binomial Coefficient equation generates Pascalâ€™s Triangle and gives you the coefficients for the Binomial Theorem these ideas are often attributed to Pascal ...