Categories: AngularJS, Portfolio, Software Development

Forget React, Learn AngularJS 2.0 with this video tutorial!

In the last few weeks I’ve been busy preparing AngularJS 2 courses and I’m really excited about the first video tutorial that NeverFriday Software Expertise is releasing.

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In this tutorial you learn how to create an AngularJS 2.x project and how to create a comment box directive component. In the React tutorial, they show you how to create a comment box just like on Facebook so I thought, why not show how easily it can be done in AnagularJS 2?

And let me tell you, it was really easy. AngularJS 2 has all the same features you liked in AngularJS but it has a better structure and better modularity. I just made a giant list of differences between Angular 2 vs 1.

Learn AngularJS 2 and create a cool component in less than 30 minutes. Click here to buy the video (prices go up in November so buy it now!)

 

Categories: Life, Software Development

PLATO and the TUTOR programming language manual

I was reading a bit about PLATO, a computer system for computer-aided instruction, and it is astonishingly old. It was around in the 70s, the 80s, etc. The language originally used for creating lessons and tutorials was called TUTOR.

I’ve been extremely curious about the language since I first read about it on the weekend and I’m glad to say that I’ve found the manual.

The manual for the TUTOR programming language used on the PLATTO computer system can be found here. According to the description:

TUTOR is designed to transcend the difficulties of FORTRAN for a computer-based educational system utilizing graphical screen displays. The language consists of about seventy words or “commands”…

…authors are able to write parts of useful lessons after approximately one hour of introduction…

I bet there are a few gems in this manual. History is awesome.

What’s cool to me is that this manual is a predecessor to the interactive tutorials and quizzes that are available for online video courses, platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera and Moodle. While flashcards and quizzes are easy to create, interactive tutorials are difficult to create and there is no one dominant open-source platform for doing so. I think Khan Academy’s code is open source to some extent, but it mainly covers coding questions and math problems.