Tag: programming

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Package Your WebApp

So you’re building modern web application. That most likely means you’re building a Single Page Application (SPA) in JavaScript and reading data from a server via REST. The REST server code could b

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Build an Arduino Robot

There is nothing like seeing a program you wrote interact with the physical world. For this lab experiment you can make and program your own robot. I began with instructions for the micro robot from

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Writing Better Software

Programming is hard. Human brains are not wired to work like computers. Humans also have limited cognitive resources. Computers are only limited by the hardware they are built with. Regardless - unti

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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

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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.

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Searching Tweets with Ruby

(Twitter circle: Wikimedia Commons/Gabriel Chi Hong Lee, Ruby logo: Wikimedia Commons/Yukihiro Matsumoto) I’ve been working with Twitter a lot for the past couple of months. We use it for marketing,