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Anonymous

ANON how dare you make that pun


posted on Apr 19 with 12 notes

Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how.

rubitrightintomyeyes:

boomeyer:

I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

(note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

Novice

Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

Dash - by General Assembly

CodeAcademy

w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


Intermediate

Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

Khan Academy

CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

Difficult

If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

Programming problems

Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

Talentbuddy

TopCoder

Web Applications

If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

Django Tutorial

I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

Rails Guide

If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

Cake PHP Book

Symfony 2 - Get Started

Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

Conclusion


If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

Best of luck!

Another good thing to check out: Harvard offers free online classes in Computer Science! You can pay to have your work evaluated for college credit or just follow along in the lectures and lessons for free. I have been working through the first lesson in my spare time and it is a fun and informative introduction to programming. I recommend it to anyone interested in getting a better understanding of coding!


posted on Apr 18 from rubitrightintomyeyes © boomeyer with 27,785 notes
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posted on Apr 18 from naruhodos © doctorlaser with 1,007 notes
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Y’all dont understand how much i love Humongous Entertainment games i LOVE THEM SO MUCH


posted on Apr 18 with 12 notes
scumstains:

catbountry:

toastradamus:

this was on Humongous Entertainments official website I have never been more happy in my life

OMG

NO GODDAMN WAY

AAAAAAA

scumstains:

catbountry:

toastradamus:

this was on Humongous Entertainments official website I have never been more happy in my life

OMG

NO GODDAMN WAY

AAAAAAA


posted on Apr 18 from jacobtheloofah © toastradamus with 4,226 notes
tagged: #reblog
tumblr crushes:magicalhomeworkfearfieldsupidowagonxybuttnaruhodoskenweyspasteldolliepybunbiosocktumblr crushes:
  1. magicalhomework
  2. fearfield
  3. supidowagon
  4. xybutt
  5. naruhodos
  6. kenweys
  7. pasteldollie
  8. pybun
  9. biosock
biosock:

ok ok so.,. one of my first 10 villagers merengue is leaving my town ;o;
she’s very popular and pretty difficult to get so i’m giving her away!! winner will be chosen via random number generator. this is exclusively for my followers/friends!!
rules:
u have to be following me (kpopslider or biosock) prior to april 17, 2014 (ill fuckin check dont mess w/ me)
please dont enter just to sell her/trade her away?? that’s kind of shitty!! i want someone who will enjoy having her as much as i did
must have less than 10 villagers
if u win and u dont respond within 12 hours of my message, ill have to draw another name!!
u can like or reblog this. (counts as two entries)
ends friday, april 18th at 8pm est 
ok good luck


!!!

biosock:

ok ok so.,. one of my first 10 villagers merengue is leaving my town ;o;

she’s very popular and pretty difficult to get so i’m giving her away!! winner will be chosen via random number generator. this is exclusively for my followers/friends!!

rules:

  • u have to be following me (kpopslider or biosock) prior to april 17, 2014 (ill fuckin check dont mess w/ me)
  • please dont enter just to sell her/trade her away?? that’s kind of shitty!! i want someone who will enjoy having her as much as i did
  • must have less than 10 villagers
  • if u win and u dont respond within 12 hours of my message, ill have to draw another name!!
  • u can like or reblog this. (counts as two entries)

ends friday, april 18th at 8pm est 

ok good luck

!!!


posted on Apr 18 from biosock with 39 notes
tagged: #reblog

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Artist: Animal crossing

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posted on Apr 18 from biosock © axolollie with 5,694 notes
tagged: #music

10 Ways to Kick-Start a Stalled Story

writingbox:

  1. Introduce a new character
  2. Kill off an existing character
  3. Throw an unexpected obstacle in the path of your character
  4. Edit your opening
  5. Let your character go somewhere they’ve never been before
  6. Write from another character’s point of view
  7. Let your character discover a secret
  8. Let your character share a secret with someone else
  9. Let your character fall in love
  10. Start an argument between two characters

posted on Apr 18 from obfuscatingdeity © writingbox with 1,195 notes
tagged: #text
Did you seriously fuck Adam sandler???!

Anonymous

tiit:

no I did not fuck him I just hung out with him and got a selfie. y’all so gullible


posted on Apr 18 from tiit with 37 notes
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