Thursday, September 18, 2014

Keynote speech on PyCon JP 2014

I gave keynote speech on PyCon JP 2014 4 days ago.

Here is the movie recorded, but it is in Japanese and simultaneous translation was not recorded: CH10 Opening~Keynote: Hirokazu Nishio - YouTube

So I translated my slide and added explanations. Here is the English version: PyConJP Keynote Speech (English version)

If you are interested in, here is the original Japanese version: PyConJP Keynote Speech (Japanese version)

You are welcome to ask any questions!

Friday, September 5, 2014

What is better to call "hand-copying sample codes"?

If someone is learning new language and he/she feel difficult to understand textbook, I recommend to type small sample codes in tutorial by hands.

This learning methodology is called 'Shakyo' in Japanese, named after a practice of hand-copying sutras. (Sutras for Buddhist is similar to the Bible for Christian, see Sutra copying - Wikipedia)

However there are some people with opposite view. The original Shakyo practice include to empty his/her mind. That means Shakyo as programming practice must include to empty mind. Hand-copying sample code in empty mind is not good practice for learning programming, we should think a lot.

I think the word Shakyo causes misunderstanding. But I have no idea to replace it. Do you have any idea for that? Please tell me your opinion.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My book was translated and published in Chinese!

Here is the page of the book: 人民邮电出版社优秀图书:代码之髓:编程语言核心概念 图灵程序设计丛书.

The book was published in Japanese on 2013, published in Korean on this March. If you are interested in English version, please check this page: Programming Langueges: Their Core Concepts.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

"Process to make an idea real is simple labor work..."

Takashi Murakami said "Process to make an idea real is simple labor work. So you should check by yourself carefully if the theme is worth to do labor work"

I found the quote on 2011 and tweeted in Japanese. Curiously it was retweeted in these days by a lot of people, so I translated it now.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Translation of my book is in progress

Hi, it is Dr. NISHIO Hirokazu. I published a book on April 2013 in Japan. It was the bestseller in Amazon programming category and it was the bestseller among computer related books published in 2013.

Here is the table of contents: Programming Langueges: Their Core Concepts

It was translated to Korean. Now the book is been translated to English!

You can read drafts of chapter 1 and 2 on GitHub:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Long time no see!

Hi, it's Dr. NISHIO. Long time no see. I haven't wrote entries in English for three years. I'll have keynote speech on PyCon JP on mid-September. I'd like to use this opportunity to relaunch my blog and then increase output in English!