Category Archives: learning to program

Talking to a computer

The most important tools in our society change not just the way we work but the way we talk and even think. If you’re not convinced, just consider all the different telephony-related phrases that have become an important part of … Continue reading

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PHP Code Repositories, from PHP for the Web, by Larry Ullman

These are stuck in an appendix (B), but could be good resource for learning about coding by reading other coders’ code: HotScripts/PHP PHP Resource Index PHP Classes Repository PX: The PHP Code Exchange Just putting them here because I was … Continue reading

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Using and learning Git

Any time you want to be able to keep track of all the aspects of a project, particularly to be able to roll back the state of a set of files to a previous version, you want to use version … Continue reading

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Using Ruby to learn to program

I got interested in the possibility of learning Ruby after seeing Ruby for Kids: teach programming by writing games in Ruby on Reddit last month. I’m still not “ready” to dive in, but I did want to line up a … Continue reading

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More resources for learning Python

I keep turning up more stuff; some better than others. This is just a list of the most recent ones: DaniWeb Python Forum. Haven’t explored this much yet, but it looks like a reasonable starting point. Learn Python the Hard … Continue reading

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Conway’s Game of Life

Learning to program, at least if you’re going in a more scholarly direction, means at the least hearing about John Conway’s Game of Life. It’s all about cellular automata, and it was invented in 1970–but it still is perfectly relevant, … Continue reading

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Resources for Learning to Program

I keep making posts with titles similar to this one, but then again, I keep finding new resources. There are a lot, including books (many of them freely available for download), videos, on-line courses, and so on. Invent Your Own … Continue reading

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Why does the PHP universe do this?

Something odd, that I sort of have figured out. It’s an opportunity to learn something new and useful, but I’m not quite there yet. I got XAMPP installed and up and running last month, that was great actually, pretty much … Continue reading

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More programming-related links of interest

As the title suggests, another hodge-podge of links that look to be useful (or that I’ve already found to be useful), relating one way or another to programming, especially learning about programming: Vi Cheat Sheet is indeed a very handy … Continue reading

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