These screencasts are the ones that I wish I'd had for myself: dense, brief, concrete demonstrations of topics that we usually only talk about in the abstract.
The lambda calculus is so simple that it doesn't seem to be computing at all, yet it's as powerful as any CPU.
The halting problem is easy to state: "will a given function terminate or not?" No computer can solve it.
The Chomsky hierarchy relates programming languages, state machines, regexes, and linguistics.
All computing systems follow these rules and many others, both in theory and in practice. Ten dense screencasts cover the major computational topics using code, but no mathematical notation.
The 90 classic Destroy All Software screencasts explain advanced programming practices via concrete examples: testing, design, fluency with tools like Unix shells, and other topics. Customers rave about their density, concision, breadth of scope, and depth of detail.
"One of the DAS screencasts (tarpipe) just taught what took a few weeks in my Operating Systems II back in college."
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"This week's Destroy All Software screencast by @garybernhardt is one of the best lessons on just testing one thing ever."
Execute Program is a learning platform that teaches you programming tools quickly, using spaced repetition to ensure that you remember them. Courses are made up primarily of code examples, not text, and all code examples are interactive. A typical course contains hundreds of small examples, slowly increasing in complexity.
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