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I'm not a programmer although I did build a website with prestashop,

My dad was looking into prestashop.. is it good?
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How useful is learning discrete mathematics for programmers? i.e., Proof by induction, permutations, combinations, recurrence relations, etc.
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How useful is learning discrete mathematics for programmers? i.e., Proof by induction, permutations, combinations, recurrence relations, etc.

Probably not alot i guess? All the calculation is done by the program/engine so i guess understanding the formulas would help you better implement the coding but i would assume it would only require an intermediate level of knowledge of maths/physics for the most part.
    
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Will you be buying the new windows Metro SDK?

Highly unlikely. It would take a lot for me to even consider using W8, let alone developing anything for it.
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I'm not a programmer although I did build a website with prestashop,

My dad was looking into prestashop.. is it good?[/quote

Yeah it's really good with a lot of mods and support forums as well as helpful guides. I find GoDaddy hosting works well,
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How useful is learning discrete mathematics for programmers? i.e., Proof by induction, permutations, combinations, recurrence relations, etc.

It really depends what you're doing. If you just do web development or other moderately simple stuff, probably not very. But discrete math is extremely related to theoretical computer science, so if you're doing work with theory, computational complexity, advanced algorithms and algorithm analysis, etc, it's extremely useful.
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It really depends what you're doing. If you just do web development or other moderately simple stuff, probably not very. But discrete math is extremely related to theoretical computer science, so if you're doing work with theory, computational complexity, advanced algorithms and algorithm analysis, etc, it's extremely useful.

Yes, he is right. It was Bill Gates who said something along the lines of programming and maths are very closely linked... good at one, good at the other and vice versa.
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