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Git for Beginners (and DropBox Users) I first began using Git because Github was where all the cool kids hung out.

Git for Beginners (and DropBox Users)

They posted all their cool code and snippets and projects online and had dozens of followers. Yet the only people who could see my super awesome projects that printed “Hello World” were me and the Chrome incognito man. He has seen my code, among other things. So I looked into Github a bit more and realized that Github is actually a resource for users of Git, an easy-to-learn-and-use SCM tool (software configuration management–basically, Dropbox for your software) that works from your command line (though there are also GUIs available, we’re pretty cool cats and prefer the command line–it’s simple and unambiguous).

A brief overview of terms that we’ll be going over in more detail unless I forget (Git commands will appear in text like this): repository – This is what we call the structure that Git uses to store your project and the changes you make to it. You can do these next two sections in ANY ORDER. Cool. Cool. The Programming Historian 2. Ruby on Rails. Hackety Hack! Tynker. SQLZOO. Parallax Scrolling Tutorial. GCSE Computing Python Programming Resources. Code Avengers - fun effective beginner web app courses for HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Learn CSS Layout. Books And Courses To Learn To Code. Iwanttolearnruby. RubyMonk - Interactive ruby tutorials to learn Ruby.

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R twotorials. The R programming language for programmers coming from other programming languages. IntroductionAssignment and underscoreVariable name gotchasVectorsSequencesTypesBoolean operatorsListsMatricesMissing values and NaNsCommentsFunctionsScopeMisc.Other resources Ukrainian translation Other languages: Powered by Translate Introduction I have written software professionally in perhaps a dozen programming languages, and the hardest language for me to learn has been R.

The R programming language for programmers coming from other programming languages

R is more than a programming language. This document is a work in progress. Assignment and underscore The assignment operator in R is <- as in e <- m*c^2. It is also possible, though uncommon, to reverse the arrow and put the receiving variable on the right, as in m*c^2 -> e. It is sometimes possible to use = for assignment, though I don't understand when this is and is not allowed. However, when supplying default function arguments or calling functions with named arguments, you must use the = operator and cannot use the arrow. At some time in the past R, or its ancestor S, used underscore as assignment. Vectors Sequences. A few things to remember while coding in Python. 30 free programming eBooks - Since this post got quite popular I decided to incorporate some of the excellent suggestions posted in the comments, so this list now has more than 50 books in it.

30 free programming eBooks -

BTW: I’m not very strict on the definition of “ebook”, some of them are really just HTML versions of books. [UPDATED: 2012-01-18] Learning a new programming language always is fun and there are many great books legally available for free online. Here’s a selection of 30 of them: Lisp/Scheme:Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic ComputationHow to Design ProgramsInterpreting Lisp (PDF, suggested by Gary Knott)Let Over LambdaOn LispPractical Common LispProgramming in Emacs LispProgramming Languages.

Terminology, Syntax, & Introduction - A Beginners Guide to HTML & CSS. Before beginning our journey to learn HTML and CSS it is important to understand the differences between the two languages, their syntax, and some common terminology.

Terminology, Syntax, & Introduction - A Beginners Guide to HTML & CSS

As an overview, HTML is a hyper text markup language created to give content structure and meaning. CSS, also known as cascading style sheets, is a presentation language created to give content style and appearance. To put this into laymen terms, HTML determines the structure and meaning of content on a web page while CSS determines the style and appearance of this content. The two languages are independent of one another. CSS should not reside within an HTML document and vice versa. Instant Documentation Search. Git Immersion - Brought to you by EdgeCase. Greenfoot. Coderbyte. Books And Courses To Learn To Code. Books And Courses To Learn To Code. iPad and iPhone Application Development (HD) - Download free content from Stanford. Orientation to Android Training.

MIT App Inventor. Android App Course. Python Programming Language – Official Website. S Python Class - Google's Python Class - Google Code. Books And Courses To Learn To Code. The Python Tutorial — Python v2.7.2 documentation. Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language.

The Python Tutorial — Python v2.7.2 documentation

It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are freely available in source or binary form for all major platforms from the Python Web site, and may be freely distributed. CodingBat. Online Python Tutor - Learn programming by visualizing code execution. Try Python: Interactive Python Tutorial in the Browser. Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python. The Django Book.

JavaScript. JavaScript is classified as a prototype-based scripting language with dynamic typing and first-class functions.


This mix of features makes it a multi-paradigm language, supporting object-oriented,[6] imperative, and functional[1][7] programming styles. JavaScript has been standardized in the ECMAScript language specification. History[edit] Beginnings at Netscape[edit] JavaScript was originally developed by Brendan Eich, while working for Netscape Communications Corporation. Although it was developed under the name Mocha, the language was officially called LiveScript when it first shipped in beta releases of Netscape Navigator 2.0 in September 1995, but it was renamed JavaScript[10] when it was deployed in the Netscape browser version 2.0B3.[11] The change of name from LiveScript to JavaScript roughly coincided with Netscape adding support for Java technology in its Netscape Navigator web browser.

Server-side JavaScript[edit] Adoption by Microsoft[edit] Standardization[edit] Trademark[edit] JavaScript Tutorial. Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming. Tutorials. Intro. Javascript--what the heck is it?


Is it a really difficult programming language that casual web designers should be afraid of? What is it used for? Hopefully we'll be able to answer these questions for you and more in this tutorial JavaScript has been around for several years now, in many different flavors. The main benefit of Javascript is to add additional interaction between the website and its visitors with just a little extra work by the web developer.

By definition, JavaScript is a client-side scripting language. There are many uses (and abuses!) Clocks Mouse Trailers (an animation that follows your mouse when you surf a site) Drop Down Menus Alert Messages Popup Windows HTML Form Data Validation Before you begin this tutorial, you should have basic knowledge of HTML. JavaScript Tutorial - Lesson 1. Interactivity, shminteractivity.

JavaScript Tutorial - Lesson 1

Most web pages that claim interactivity really mean you can click on hyperlinks to go to new pages. Even web pages that have CGI scripts behind them don’t really seem all that interactive: Fill out a form, hit the Submit button, and wait. It’s more like throwing bottles into an ocean and hoping for a meaningful reply. Happily, we have JavaScript. With JavaScript, images can swap when you move a cursor over them, form elements can influence each other on the fly, and calculations can be made without having to resort to a CGI script.

One of the best things about JavaScript is that you can do a great deal with very little programming. Even though it’s simple to work with, JavaScript is a complete programming language, so as you learn more complicated JavaScript, you’re also learning the basics of computer programming. Enough hype about JavaScript. Advanced JavaScript Tutorial - Lesson 1. Hello, and welcome to the Advanced JavaScript Tutorial, where I finish off what I started in the basic JavaScript Tutorial.

Advanced JavaScript Tutorial - Lesson 1

In the second installment – This Time We Mean It – I’ll be covering the finer points of JavaScript that I passed over back in Part I. I’ll also introduce you to some of the fancier aspects of JavaScript and the tips and lowdown that will allow you to build real multimedia applications. As we head into the JavaScript nitty-gritty, I’m going to assume that you’ve covered the following: Assigning values to variables If-then statements For and while loops Writing your own functions Opening and manipulating windows Reading and writing to HTML forms Using arrays Conducting image swaps Any of these sound unfamiliar? The Five-Day Lesson Plan Back in Part I, we covered the heart of JavaScript:most of the important syntax and many of the most commonly used objects. Day 1 Introductions and the tying up of a few loose ends. Day 2. D3 Tutorial. Intro Data-Driven Documents, or D3 for short, is a new visualization library to build visualizations in SVG.

D3 Tutorial

But in my opinion, it's also the best javascript multipurpose SVG library when it comes to animation, interaction and above all for binding data to graphics. The community is very responsive, source code is very clean and the API is well written. There is not a lot of tutorials to learn D3 yet. But they are very good introductions and you can find plenty of examples packaged with the source code or hidden in forums. D3 Tutorials. <div id="js_warning"><strong>JavaScript is turned off, so this page won&rsquo;t be very interactive. </strong> Switch JavaScript back on in your web browser for the full experience. </div> These tutorials have been expanded into a book, Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, published by O’Reilly in March 2013. Learn to code. LinuxChix. One of the activities of LinuxChix is to run online courses on a variety of subjects. Courses are run on the Courses mailing list; subscribe to that list to participate.

New courses may also make use of our Moodle setup on. Git. Code School - Try Git. Missions: Using Git: Setup Git. Git is a version control system (VCS) created by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel. Git is known as a 'distributed” VCS, or DVCS. This means that each user's copy of the code is a fully working repository and includes all previous commit information.

Rather than connecting to a remote server as you would with Subversion or CVS, users can work productively offline, choosing to later sync their changes with a remote repository or create a patch file. Other resources The website for the git project contains a quickstart guide and links to other useful resources. The purpose of this mission is to teach you how to clone a remote repository, make changes to a file, check them into your local copy, and finally create a patch file. Preparing for the mission: Install git If you run Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other systems with a package manager, just search for "git" or "git-core" and install it. Preparing for the mission: Configure git First, tell git your name. Now, show us.