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Help me learn how to collaborate with programmers!

Hi everyone, I will soon be working on a project that involves the development of a web platform and will be hiring part-time engineers. I would like to know enough about programming and web development to be able to collaborate with them and understand the language, and have realistic expectations of when things get built. So I am not looking to learn how to program (I wish I had time for that), but rather have a basic understanding of how the system works and fits together (front-end, back-end, etc.) Anyone know of any good online resources- online courses, websites, etc. for this type of knowledge? I've checked out Code Academy and Khan Academy, but both seem heavily focused on helping you learn how to write code vs. understanding the system abstractly and holistically. But I may have missed something. Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Dec 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Life after coding

I'd like to hear about people who have left the computer programming/software development field, particularly for jobs that don't involve sitting in an office all day. If you've done this, how did you manage it? How old were you, and how long had you been in the software industry? What kind of job did you end up in? Do you like your new job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I most effectively learn how to program?

I'd love to learn how to program effectively in a language like C++ or Java, so that I can, within a year or so, be somewhat productive. [more inside]
posted by oaklandj on Oct 30, 2011 - 17 answers

Hacking a way through Google+ and Skype audio cancellation

Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

(Not so) dead man's switch

Does anyone know of software other than Daisyman's DMS that acts as a "dead man's switch", i.e. will carry out a task (send an email or delete a file or similar) if I don't "reset" it within a certain time frame? If not, how would you suggest I go about writing such a program? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 7, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I expose invisible characters in web forms?

How do I expose invisible characters in web forms? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Apr 20, 2010 - 2 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 Get Me Going at my New Gig

What are your tips when starting a new job as a software developer? Looking for coding, organizational approaches and social hints as well. [more inside]
posted by sidd.darko on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Professional FAIL x 2

I have had two major professional failures in a single week. I would like insight into a couple of aspects. Sordid details inside. [more inside]
posted by sidd.darko on Oct 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at?

Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at? [more inside]
posted by jackson5 on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Turning An Idea Into Reality When I Can't Build It Myself

I want to create the next big thing. I'm full of bright ideas, but it's software, and I don't code. What the hell do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I write a software spec?

Is there a standard to preparing a software specification for an outsourced UI designer and programmer? [more inside]
posted by thegmann on Oct 18, 2008 - 4 answers

PHP newbie: teach me how to speak it

I'm looking to learn PHP. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Logging applications using WMI

Looking for help in creating an automatic journal application for tracking my tasks using WMI. [more inside]
posted by frogmoses on Feb 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Is there an application which will format (but not rewrite) code for readability?

Does anyone know of an application (preferably mac) that will format bulk code (e.g. nested indenting for ease of reading) without trying to rewrite it into something different than it is?
posted by eljuanbobo on Nov 8, 2004 - 16 answers

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