I want to watch this as soon as the price drops to $10-12. If anyone is interested, we could take two days (like a Monday and Tuesday) and go through the videos as quickly as possible at a cafe (and/or remotely).
Seen on this wasm emulator repo:
It looks like he’s writing WebAssembly with AssemblyScript (TypeScript).
Wow, color me intrigued. I’ve got so much on my plate right now. I’ll get back to you after the second Algorithm’s class in 12 or so weeks.
Sounds good. I think a few people are interested. It’s on sale for $12.99 at the moment, but I might wait for a better sale ($10-12), since I’m not in a rush. I do best with those Udemy courses if I put aside a few days and force myself to speed-watch them at 1.5-2x playback speed.
Browsing around on that site is dangerous.
I had put it in the cart and they tried to upsell me on this one:
Edit: unfortunately, it looks like it requires Excel, because it uses VBA.
Then they started recommended these.
I saw that the instructor also has two free courses.
Also some other courses on his site:
Don’t try to resist…
We should try to make ET.
That would be fun.
It looks like there were 526 games originally.
It’s hard. I keep checking the price, but it’s still $13.
It went up to $125 and then down to $13 again, so I’m going to skip it for now.
(If they do a better sale later, I’ll pick it up then.)
I don’t think they completely understand their users. The difference between $9.99 and $12.99 isn’t just a few dollars. Some of us use Udemy more like an intermittent subscription service, and a $3 difference is really more like a $50 difference, because it’s a series of ongoing purchases. I don’t subscribe to Netflix/Prime/Hulu/TV or similar services — just programming videos.
If they had kept the prices low, with regular $9.99 sales, they probably would have extracted a few hundred extra dollars out of me, but now I make fewer impulse buys there.
I’d switch to Coursera, edX, or a book before I start paying $12.99 per course. It’s really hit or miss with Udemy and not worth paying that much. The 30-day money back guarantee isn’t really compelling, because sometimes it takes me a year between purchase and when I watch a course.
The CPU course uses Excel VBA in some sections, but I have a Windows 8 desktop computer at home so I can use that.
The recommended text for the Design a CPU book is here:
(another $10 for the optional ebook)
I wonder how similar the Design a CPU course is to nand2tetris. Looks like it uses Logisim, which seems fun to learn and play with. At one point I was thinking of implementing some of the nand2tetris problems in Logisim. Maybe I still will …
Anyway, would love to hear how that course goes.