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Economics Nobel laureate Paul Romer is a Python programming convert — Quartz
"Romer believes that open-source notebooks are the way forward for sharing research. He believes they support integrity, while proprietary software encourage secrecy. “The more I learn about proprietary software, the more I worry that objective truth might perish from the earth,” he wrote."
python  programming  economics  data  coding  lovepython 
5 weeks ago by macloo
Repl.it lets you program in your browser | TechCrunch
You can do JavaScript, or Python 3, or many other languages!
webapps  code  programming  IDE 
july 2018 by macloo
One Chart, Twelve Charting Libraries · Lisa Charlotte Rost
May 2016 - Charting libraries: I want to understand their differences and how easy it is to learn them. To do so, I created the same bubble chart with twelve different frameworks. The chart and the underlying dataset I’ll use for that experiment are explained in the last post, “One Chart, Twelve Tools”.
charts  dataviz  programming  visualization  comparison 
april 2018 by macloo
Glitch
Like a mashup of Scratch and Codepen ... well, not really. But kind of.
apps  code  collaboration  learn  teach  programming  resources  reference 
august 2017 by macloo
Plagiarism Detection for Code
Moss is being provided as an Internet service. The service has been designed to be very easy to use--you supply a list of files to compare and Moss does the rest.
plagiarism  check  teaching  programming  code 
may 2017 by macloo
You Don't Know JS - free online copy from author
Awesome - I did not know this book series was available free online. This is an intro to programming and THEN an intro to JavaScript.
javascript  book  learn  teach  howto  how-to  tutorial  programming  intro  beginner 
january 2017 by macloo
JavaScript - Objects as associative arrays
Objects as associative arrays - like a Python dictionary!
javascript  programming  reference 
october 2016 by macloo
Get with the program: The benefits of coding skills in the newsroom | Media news
"Learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript may not be glamorous, but programming knowledge can help you engage audiences in different ways."
code  j-school  programming  teaching  webapps 
september 2016 by macloo
PythonLearn - Exploring Data
The goal of this site is to provide a set of materials in support of my Python for Informatics: Exploring Information book to allow you to learn Python on your own. This page serves as an outline of the materials to support the textbook. You can download the exercises, audio, and video lectures to your local computer so you can play them locally.
programming  python  reference  tutorial  book  learn  teach 
december 2015 by macloo
How public schools aren’t living up to our expectations in computer science education | Dallas Morning News
18 December 2015 "The bottom line: Children need more opportunities both in the classroom and in out-of-school settings, because this kind of engagement is critical to the learning process and to the selection of and persistence in STEM careers."
code  education  programming  research 
december 2015 by macloo
Jeff Atwood: Learning to code is overrated - NY Daily News
The author is a software developer who blogs at blog.codinghorror.com.
code  coding  education  programming 
december 2015 by macloo
Why do interviewers care so much about algorithm and data structure? - Quora
Full explanation of what one looks for when one wants to hire an actual programmer, one who really knows computer science. A lot of fascinating details here.
programming  code  ideas  explainer 
october 2015 by macloo
Staying relevant as a programmer - YouTube
Which tool should I learn? Not the right question!
programming  ideas  tools 
september 2015 by macloo
Templating - Python Wiki
There are many, many different HTML/XML templating packages and modules for Python that provide different feature sets and syntaxes. These libraries usually assume that you know how to write HTML or XML.

The number of templating engines is so great because the mechanisms involved are pretty easy to write in Python, at least for a fairly basic template engine; this recipe from the Python Cookbook shows how easy it is.
development  programming  python  web  templates 
july 2015 by macloo
Docs | SRCCON: June 25–26, Minneapolis
This page houses our growing collection of documentation and also some of the resources we return to again and again as we work to make SRCCON better for all.
code  programming  journalism  2015  reference  resource 
july 2015 by macloo
Key takeaways from 7 SRCCON sessions we loved - Storybench
2015 - e.g. "Let’s Stop Worrying and Let Our Reporters Make Their Own Graphics" - "Data Viz for All: Help Us Make Interactives More Usable for Mobile"
reference  resource  code  programming  journalism 
july 2015 by macloo
Here are the best links, resources, and roundups from SRCCON
SRCCON, the conference for journalism code » Nieman Journalism Lab - 2015
code  programming  reference  resource  links  journalism  2015 
july 2015 by macloo
Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 1 - Stanford University | Coursera
6 weeks - "In this course you will learn several fundamental principles of algorithm design: divide-and-conquer methods, graph algorithms, practical data structures (heaps, hash tables, search trees), randomized algorithms, and more."
algorithm  course  programming  code  learn 
may 2015 by macloo
GitHub repo: shelleyp/javascriptcookbook
Code for the O'Reilly book I own. 2015 edition.
javascript  webdev  code  programming 
april 2015 by macloo
On meta-design and algorithmic design systems
"So what is meta-design? In a traditional design practice, the designer works directly on a design product. Be it a logo, website, or a set of posters, the designer is the instrument to produce the final artifact. A meta-designer works to distill this instrumentation into a design system, often written in software, that can create the final artifact. Instead of drawing it manually, she is programming the system to draw it."
programming  design  systems  ideas  reference 
february 2015 by macloo
CodeNewbie
"the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code."
code  learn  programming 
february 2015 by macloo
Thousands of People Are Watching This Guy Code a Search Engine
And I thought I'd seen it all. Thousands of people are watching this guy code a search engine:
via
coding  archive  programming  video  from twitter
february 2015 by macloo
Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard
Realistic and very well illustrated. "How to Make it Through Alive": "In this section, I'll introduce the key tactics you can use to keep yourself pointed in the right direction."
code  programming  learn  teach 
february 2015 by macloo
Python IDE & Django IDE for Web developers : JetBrains PyCharm
"Enjoy productive Python, Django, and Web development with PyCharm, an intelligent Python IDE offering unique coding experience." NOTE Tim Regan-Porter says: Students "can sign up as a student (and you as a professor) for free licenses. For the lab, I requested a free 20-seat license."
python  programming  IDE  workspace  webdev  teach  learn 
february 2015 by macloo
Natural Language Processing with Python
Free O'Reilly ebook!

... 3. Processing Raw Text
4. Writing Structured Programs
5. Categorizing and Tagging Words (minor fixes still required)
6. Learning to Classify Text
7. Extracting Information from Text ...
python  programming  ebooks  free 
february 2015 by macloo
Retiring Python as a Teaching Language
Rationale for using JS instead of Python - experienced teacher
javascript  programming  teach  learn 
january 2015 by macloo
Learn to Code With a Mentor & Become a Web Developer | Thinkful
An online learning company that provides one-on-one mentors.
programming  learn  code  mentors 
january 2015 by macloo
Thinkful | Programming Fundamentals in Python
Nice intro to Python that has you creating a cute project, a Python pet.
python  code  programming  resource  games 
january 2015 by macloo
Online Python Tutor - Learn programming by visualizing code execution
Create a visual represenation of your Python program - save it or embed it. Use in teaching!
education  learning  programming  python  tutorial 
january 2015 by macloo
Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities | Communications of the ACM
"Specifically, eight of the top 10 CS departments (80%), and 27 of the top 39 (69%), teach Python in introductory CS0 or CS1 courses."

Chart, some analysis. July 2014 data collection.
education  programming  python  university 
january 2015 by macloo
Arrays in C
tutorialspoint appears to be a good resource for learning about C
C  code  programming  resources 
january 2015 by macloo
CodingBat
Problems to solve in Python
practice  code  programming  python 
january 2015 by macloo
How Learning To Code Reached Critical Mass In 2014 - ReadWrite
Lots of links to related ReadWrite stories (and others) here.
code  programming  learn  trends 
december 2014 by macloo
About - Project Euler
Problems - "Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems."
algorithm  math  programming 
december 2014 by macloo
SitePoint Smackdown: Atom vs Brackets vs Light Table vs Sublime Text
Just what the headline says: Comparison of these text editors. Cut to the chase and Sublime Text wins, although the author is pretty well satisfied with all four of these editors.
texteditor  programming  code 
december 2014 by macloo
billkeller/BBEdit-Color-Schemes-Pack
If you want to try a lot of new, attractive color schemes for TextWrangler, download the entire zip of this repo and just install them all. The files are only 2 or 3 KB each.
texteditor  programming  code  howto 
december 2014 by macloo
Make TextWrangler beautiful with custom colour schemes
There's a trick to installing new color schemes for TextWrangler: The necessary Library file does not exist. This blog post shows you how to create the dir and then copy one color file into it.
texteditor  programming  code  howto 
december 2014 by macloo
These programming languages will earn you the most money
CHART "We looked at data, compiled by Burning Glass with Brookings Institution economist Jonathan Rothwell in July, from thousands of American job ads. We separated out programming languages from a broader list of tech skills we looked at in an earlier piece."
programming  code  jobs  careers  from twitter
november 2014 by macloo
Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming | WIRED
July 2014 - "The language is called Swift, and on June 2, Apple released a test version to coders outside the company, billing it as a faster and more effective means of building software apps for iPhones, iPads, and Macs."

"When it’s officially released this fall, it could achieve mass adoption with unprecedented speed, surpassing even the uptake of Sun Microsystems’ Java programming language and Microsoft’s C# in the late 1990s and early 2000s."
apple  programming  code  apps  swift 
november 2014 by macloo
Journalist Q&A: Zach Seward, Quartz | PR Week
"All members of the Things Team have the title reporter. Their backgrounds are in areas such as data, design, and programming. They do their own projects that require programming, need to be built in some way, or include heavy data analysis. They collaborate with other reporters in the newsroom on those projects. For example, a reporter may come across a great data set, but might need help figuring out what to do with it."
data  programming  code  journalism  teams 
october 2014 by macloo
Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code - NYTimes.com
"A new educational institution, the coding boot camp, is quietly emerging as the vocational school for the digital age, devoted to creating software developers."
code  programming  education  ideas  2014 
october 2014 by macloo
How to Ask Questions
@sisiwei and @jackiekazil made guide to: "How to ask questions when you need programming help."
programming  code  help  ask 
september 2014 by macloo
Coding and Data Skills | for Commmunicators
Welcome to Coding and Data Skills for Communicators - Cindy Royal's new course for 2014
journalism  education  code  programming  learn  teach 
august 2014 by macloo
Python Strings
Escape chars, formatters, etc.
python  programming  howto 
july 2014 by macloo
About - Project Euler
"The intended audience include students for whom the basic curriculum is not feeding their hunger to learn, adults whose background was not primarily mathematics but had an interest in things mathematical, and professionals who want to keep their problem solving and mathematics on the edge."
math  programming  puzzles 
june 2014 by macloo
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