Last weekend I finished the free on-line course Introduction to Databases taught by Professor Jennifer Widom of Standford University. The course was given entirely over the web, with pre-recorded video lectures, and assignments and exams that were automatically graded when submitted. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I signed up for it, but I have to say that it was a great experience. It took quite a bit of work, but I did learn a lot.
TAG CLOUDalgorithms book break program bugs code coding coursera creativity databases debugging emacs ergonomics face to face Google hiring ide idea intellij interruption job learning linkedin logging love Mac OS X meeting meta methods office on-line course probabilities production software productivity professional software development programmer programming programming course programming job quotes recruiting refactoring Repetitive Stress Injury review revision RSI SET game simulation statistics stats stretches subversion surprises svn tdd test-driven development testing time trouble-shooting unit-test university version work working