Archive: 2015


You Need to Learn JavaScript

Fair warning: I’m going to make a controversial statement… JavaScript is the most important programming language you can learn.Now before you summarily dismiss the rest of this article or begin rag


I Code Like a Girl

The American computer industry seems dominated by people like me – males. But it was not always this way. While writing about SAGE in previous posts, I learned that at the beginning of the computer age, most programmers were women. My skills, including programming languages and tools, have a foundation built on the contributions of those who came before me. It turns out that I code like a girl, using concepts pioneered by women.


Transforming Sound Into Sight

The simple idea that sound can be transformed into shapes fascinates me. How Does It Work?An oscilloscope provides a visual representation of sound or electronic waves. Typically, you see a wave patt