[math4] Learning in software
mel at melchua.com
Tue Mar 24 16:30:16 EDT 2009
> I was wondering about how any activity, not just math activities, are
> using databases? Again, a newbie question.
Most activities (the way we've been using the word here so far as I've
seen it, anyway) don't - they're standalone, tiny, non-web-based games
(though I'm not sure the latter is/should actually be a restriction).
>> And finally, are you writing to flat files or is there some sort of
>> scaled down database in use or to be used?
I think this is a per-activity decision, but I've had success in the
past with pickling (saving python objects in a flat text file) for small
basic storage. Others may vary - I'm definitely not the most experienced
Python game hacker here.
>> Hi, I'm just curious as to what is motivating people like Greg D.
>> to tackle this. Do you guys have kids?
Still too young to have my own kids, but it wasn't too long ago that I
was a kid myself. As a severely hearing-impaired child, the "listen to
teachers" learning methodology didn't work so well; I taught myself most
things from books (and later computers) and was constantly frustrated by
the lack of resources and people to learn with that my little world
contained - and also realized I was lucky to be /able/ to teach myself
at all. I want my cousins (I'm the oldest of 14, the youngest is 5 now,
and we're very close) to have better options than I did.
There are many more reasons, but that's one of mine.
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