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Give this kid a kick-start in doing clever computer stuff, please?

My awesome 12 year old nerd son has (finally) expressed serious interest in creating his own games, learning coding and whatnot. This is way out of my league, and googling just confuses me because I don't know what we need. Suggestion for sites, learning resources, etc? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Company has my cv. I changed parts concerning the past. Send it again?

Should I sent a potential employer and updated version of my cv, when the difference concerns the past? In the version they have, I didn't include one project I was working on, but I would include it now. [more inside]
posted by Triton on Feb 18, 2013 - 5 answers

/usr/local/binwonderingwhatthisisfor

Development on OSX. I lots of kiddie-pool programming experience, but I'm starting to do learn web dev and working with frameworks is leading to a lot of confusion regarding paths, dependencies, permissions, and file structure. What's a good resource that lays out the "how & why"? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Nov 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Help a beginner learn Java/J2EE

I need to learn Java/J2EE. Where do I start? What resources are out there? How do I become a good programmer overtime? [more inside]
posted by turniphead on Sep 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Actually PHP, your mom is an unexpected T_ELSE

PHP / Wordpress filter: I need to hide some aspects of my site behind if ( is_user_logged_in() ) functions, but being a newbie to PHP I don't think I'm getting the syntax right. Specific code is beneath the jump. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Games and Apps Deveopment 101 for a Teen?

I'm asking for my 14 year old son...how does one get started in developing games and apps? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 30, 2012 - 23 answers

I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for?

I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for? [more inside]
posted by internet_explorer on Jun 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Can one man still create a complex website

Hello, brightminded and helpful mefi's. I have an idea for (IMO) an awesome new website that I believe will be huge. Is it still feasible in this day and age for a person to buy a stack of books and learn the coding skills needed for a website with very robust features, to say the least? Or will I have to acquire the funding to hire the people to do this? Funding is non-existent at the point in time.
posted by DesmondDoomsday on Mar 5, 2012 - 11 answers

Is Textmate for me?

Those of you who are devotees of Textmate, I'd like you to convince me to switch. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Dec 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Cross-platform code editor for Mac and PC?

What great code/text editors provide a perfectly consistent experience across both Mac and Windows environments? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 13, 2011 - 29 answers

Where can I find great code?

What open-source projects should I look at to see examples of great design and clear coding style? [more inside]
posted by scose on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Let's assume that I am the stupidest person that ever lived. Explain to me what JavaScript is, what it does, and how a moron would go about learning it...

Let's assume that I am the stupidest person that ever lived. Explain to me what JavaScript is, what it does, and how a moron would go about learning it... [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Sep 7, 2011 - 36 answers

Careers for someone who can code

I'm good at programming computers. But I don't want to be a software developer. What can I do for a career and what should I be doing now to make it possible? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jul 25, 2011 - 19 answers

Haven't coded in years, want to start. I have a specific project in mind.

Haven't coded in years, want to start. I have a specific project in mind. [more inside]
posted by proj on Oct 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me hide my posts on Tumblr

Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 27, 2010 - 1 answer

WTF is wrong with my RTF?

I am having trouble editing an RTF file by using a Windows Batch file. Any batch or RTF guru's out there? [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What are best practices for coding and testing a website prior to launch.

I've made websites for myself - Now I'm going to be making them for others, and need to know the best way to code and test their sites prior to launching them on my client's domains. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Aug 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Converting HTML5 Apps to Market Apps

Can I convert an HTML5 app to be able to sell it in the Apple & Android markets? [more inside]
posted by vertigo25 on May 19, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I explain programming to a 12-year-old?

Looking for some resources for explaining a programming career to middle school kids. [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Getting to know new code

What are your tricks for understanding a large piece of new code quickly? [more inside]
posted by ADoubtfulTrout on Jan 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Help with a javascript effect please!

I'm trying to implement this moo tools javascript effect to fade in, and then fade out a single image element, and I need help to make it work. This is my attempt. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Dec 7, 2009 - 3 answers

css rollover conflict

I'm having a problem with conflicting css rollovers. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Sep 3, 2009 - 10 answers

PHP -> Twitter API at specified times: what am I Doing Wrong?

Please help me write a PHP script that publishes Twitter updates at pre-specified times. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I update a textbox in a slide object in the middle of a loop in E-Prime?

Computer Coding: I'm trying to write an experiment in E-Prime that uses a Visual Analog Scale to allow subjects to bid on items. Basically, this means they move a slider with their mouse over a bar, and the position on the bar represents how much they are willing to bid. The thing is, they need to know what value the slider currently represents before they can actually bid, and I'm having problems getting the text to update with the cursor position. Now, if any of you out there are E-Prime gurus I could really use your help for this bit. I need to figure out how to update a textbox in a 'slide' object in the middle of a loop. [more inside]
posted by scrutiny on Jul 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Regex Help for Adding +14 to a Series

I'm trying to use Regular Expressions in Textmate to do a Find/Replace. The goal: Find id="1", id="2", id="3", etc. and Replace with a value of +14, so that I replace yields id="15", id="16", id="17" etc. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by pinto on Mar 18, 2009 - 14 answers

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