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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Interactive Pet

Part of the appeal of the Raspberry Pi is how easy it is to get kids into coding. Case in point, Geek Gurl Diaries shows you how to build an interactive pixel pet that senses when you shake it using a Raspberry Pi and a few lines of Python.

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November 7th

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Learn About Coding with These Ultra Nerdy Playing Cards

Everybody loves playing cards because they’re fun . But as the geeky designers behind code:deck prove, playing cards can be educational, too!

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October 7th

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How Do You Learn To Code?

It’s been my sole focus to answer this question for the last two years. I’ve noticed there are three strategies that successful students consistently use better than anyone else regardless of what resources they use:

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July 4th

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The Code For This Pleasingly Simple Game Fits in a Single Tweet

If you’ve got a few spare minutes, you might enjoy a quick game of Tiny-Twitch. But then you’ll no doubt end up amazed by the fact that the source code for the whole thing can fit inside a single tweet.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 30th

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MIT Invented a Way to Fix Software Bugs Without Using the Source Code

A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software: It borrows healthy code from other applications–and then fixes the bug without ever accessing the original source code.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

June 29th

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Google Has Its Own Alternative to GitHub: Cloud Source Repositories

If you work with code every day, you’re likely used to GitHub—a place to store code with all the revision history you ever need. Now, though, Google has its own take on the service, open as a beta release for you to use for free.

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Jamie Condliffe

June 25th

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I Read This Mammoth Essay on Code To Make You 38 Thousand Times Smarter

Want to know enough about code that you don’t sound like a complete dunce? Bloomberg Businessweek has published a 38,000-word explainer/meditation/opus on coding called “What Is Code?” by programmer and writer Paul Ford. Here’s our TL;DR version.

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Kate Knibbs

June 11th

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This Cute Computer Could Cultivate Children’s Coding Capabilities

In the early '80s, the state-sponsored British Broadcasting Corporation decided that computers were going to be kind of a big deal, and created the BBC Micro desktop PC to promote computer literacy. Now, they're doing it again—this fall, one million UK schoolkids will receive a free Micro Bit.

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Sean Hollister

March 14th

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Your Coding Style Is Like a Digital Fingerprint

Your Coding Style Is Like a Digital Fingerprint

If you think that good code is a plain, expressionless and elegant string of characters that is, at its best, utterly anonymous, think again. New research suggests that programmers have ways of writing code, which can be used as a digital fingerprints.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 29th

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Stanford’s first Swift programming course now available on iTunes U

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Today Stanford is releasing its first course on Apple’s new Swift programming language for iOS and OS X and it’s available to all through iTunes U.

The course, Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift, is offered every year by professor Paul Hegarty through Stanford’s School of Engineering but now for the first time has been updated for iOS 8 and Swift. The course includes an Introduction to iOS, Xcode 6, and Swift, More Xcode and Swift, Using MVC in iOS, Swift and Foundation, and more.

Updated for iOS 8 and Swift. Tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK. User interface design for mobile devices and unique user interactions using multi-touch technologies. Object-oriented design using model-view-controller paradigm, memory management, Swift programming language. Other topics include: animation, mobile device power management, multi-threading, networking and performance considerations.

The course is available to download through iTunes U now.


Filed under: Apps, Developers, iOS Tagged: Apps, Coding, iOS 8, IOS SDK, iTunes U, Paul Hegarty, Programming, School of Engineering, Stanford, Swift

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January 26th

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