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Intensive programming "bootcamp" in California?

I'm interested in taking a month or possibly two off work and focusing intensely during that time on a very practical course of study related to web development. What are my options in California similar to this program? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 16, 2013 - 7 answers

I can FizzBuzz! Where do I go from here?

I am teaching myself how to program. But there seems to be a big gap between intro courses/resources (CodeCademy, O'Reilly books, Learn X the Hard Way) and Actually Doing Things. Help me figure out a road plan? [more inside]
posted by Phire on May 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me create a 10 hour coding project to assess contractors for hire

I'm trying to hire a full time coder for my business. I build, maintain, and remodel my own portfolio of websites (PHP, JS, WP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, etc). Once I have a few candidates I would like to assign them all the same small (paid) project so that I may assess their abilities. What should the test include? All candidates will be US-Based. $6000/mo budget cap. [more inside]
posted by Th!nk on Mar 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Summer (Winter?) of Code

I'm hoping to find short (2 month-ish to 6 month-ish) full-time, in-person programs that teach practical computer programming skills (Ruby, Python, iOS, PHP, R, Matlab, etc.) [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Mar 4, 2013 - 5 answers

PHPFilter: Need to sort array in a weird way - help

I have an array which has listing information for products on a website. The products fit into two categories (call them 'bits' and 'bobs') I need to sort the array so that it goes from a completely mixed up and randomized list to: bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bob, bob, bob, bob, bob, bob, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit And so on, basically reorganize the array so that the list is in alternating groups of six Array structure is basically a numbered array of keyed arrays, like so: Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 39549 [title] => Product Name [author] => Author Name [price] => 7.66 [type] => bit ) [1] => Array ( [id] => 39549 [title] => Product Name [author] => Author Name [price] => 9.66 [type] => bob ) )
posted by signsofrain on Jan 24, 2013 - 10 answers

How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this? [more inside]
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

I want to start to learn PHP *TONIGHT* on a Mac! What the hell do I need and is there a good site/tutorial/book that is best suited for the job?

I want to start to learn PHP *TONIGHT* on a Mac! What the hell do I need and is there a good site/tutorial/book that is best suited for the job? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Aug 16, 2012 - 13 answers

PHP Form woes

LearningProgramming(PHP)Filter: I have a form with a select field (with about 70 options) and a couple of radio buttons. The final result differs according to what has been selected. I'm pretty sure the worst possible way to do this would be to use a lot of IF and IF ELSE statements but I'm not sure what would be the "correct" way to do it. [more inside]
posted by Memo on Apr 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Source code for reading?

What Python and PHP source code can I read to become a better programmer? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 26, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I promote my Open Souce tech project?

How do I promote my Open Souce tech project? [more inside]
posted by KHinds10 on Mar 9, 2012 - 7 answers

What should this sort of project cost? How long should it take an experienced programmer to implement?

Freelance filter: how many hours should it take to put together a re turn tracking extension/plugin/module for an existing online store? What would you charge as an hourly rate? What would you charge for a flat fee? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Scripting exercises and tech interview theory?

Help me prep as an applicant in an imaginary interview for a junior programming position centered around Linux shell scripts, PHP, and Python, with an emphasis on processing text and URLs (availability, routing, etc). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 17, 2011 - 10 answers

What do I need to know to fill in the gaps?

Looking for books and articles on programming, design patterns, information architecture, and whatever else. Clear information on Things To Do and Things To Avoid, with a smattering of theory and opinion, would be great. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Where to start, and why?

I want to start a serious and large scale (for me, anyway) web project. Could you help me decide between CodeIgnitor and Symfony, as well as figure out tools/scripts/libraries/methods for some of the goals I have for the site? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 29, 2011 - 6 answers

In PHP, can you sort by a word which is not the first?

PHPfilter: in a bit over my head: is there a native function to sort an array by a word which isn't always in a fixed position, or do I need to create one? (And if I need to create one, is this the best way to do it?) [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jun 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Learning about algorithms and data structures from a more humble POV

What can a common PHP/MySQL-based CMS package teach me about data structures and algorithms? [more inside]
posted by circular on May 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Membership Management Systems?

Is there such a thing as an open-source, web-based Membership Management System? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 4, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I move my dev environment to another PC?

What's the best way to do a complete clone/copy/export/duplicate/mirror/whatever of an Eclipse-based development environment and move it to another PC? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Mar 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Monolingual no more

I've been doing LAMP web development for about ten years. I'd like to learn a new language to diversify my skills. What language should I choose? [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on Jan 7, 2011 - 32 answers

PHP Guys Up to Creating Modern Web Site?

Would it be a mistake to hire smart PHP-based web programmers to create a slick cutting-edge mainstream site? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 24, 2010 - 21 answers

How to enumerate paths through a graph?

What's the right way to find all unique paths through a directed graph (using PHP)? [more inside]
posted by gribbly on Nov 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Run PHP script automatically without user input at certain conditions?

How do I make a PHP script run only once if certain conditions are met, without involving the users? [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Oct 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Programs to learn on?

I'd like some program ideas to implement. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Practical web programming books & resources?

Practical web programming books & resources for the ultimate goal of creating a niche community website. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

image > image > image > image > end.

What's the simplest way to create a blank Web page, with a black and white image on it, which when clicked will load the next image in a sequence? Could this be a learning PHP project for me? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Pressing onward, and upward, with WordPress

What can I do for 30 minutes a day to improve my WordPress skills from "intermediate" to "advanced"? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I go about making a database app for the iPhone?

What is the best way to go about creating a simple iPhone database access application? I'm looking to create an application which, although it could be very easily done in a web-based manner through the combination of php and mysql, I'd like the data to all be stored locally on the iPhone, in the app itself. [more inside]
posted by Biru on May 16, 2010 - 6 answers

I want to write an app that downloads files.

I want to create a very specific software application. Which language should I use? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Apr 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Application for PHP Documentation of Tables

Looking for an Application to search a file directory which contains php files (or any code, if it will work with PHP) and find all of the Database Tables which are referenced in the code, without relying on comments in the Code.
posted by jesirose on Mar 26, 2010 - 5 answers

What pitfalls should I keep in mind when adapting PHP scripts to run on the command line?

I'm trying to run some PHP scripts via the CLI instead of over HTTP. How do I make them play nice? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 24, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the best way to hire a web developer for a one-off project?

What's the best way to hire a web developer for a one-off project? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 3 answers

AdoDB Gurus: Relate me!

ADODB Gurus: Many to many relation, how can I simulate this using AdoDB for PHP? [more inside]
posted by gaby on Feb 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Need pre-made functions to calculate cardiovascular risk.

Where can I find a Javascript or PHP library that can generate cardiovascular risk scores based on Framingham or other established models? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jan 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Learning Php in New York City

I would like to learn Php & Web Development programming by taking courses in NYC. Any advice, suggestions?
posted by chirico on Dec 17, 2009 - 5 answers

The Elusive Quick and Dirty iPhone App

What is the most painless route to developing and selling an iPhone app? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Nov 9, 2009 - 21 answers

Need ideas for a really cool (and challenging) beginner's program I can write in PHP.

Need ideas for a really cool and challenging beginner's program I can write in PHP. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Nov 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Best programming language for a web design class?

What programming language should I teach my kids? (web dev) [more inside]
posted by satori_movement on Sep 10, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me learn PHP!

I'm looking for basic scripts/example projects so I can hone my developing PHP skills... [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Jun 30, 2009 - 5 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

What programming language should I use for a Digg-like web site?

What programming language should I use for a Digg-like web site? [more inside]
posted by jackson5 on Jun 15, 2009 - 14 answers

I don't want to work, I want to bang out the code all day.

Time to stop fooling around and learn to program in earnest. Sources? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jun 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me be awesome in PHP/MySQL and make some user groups

Building a comment system, and looking for good introduction to managing groups and users with PHP/MySQL, or a prerolled "user management system". [more inside]
posted by isnotchicago on May 1, 2009 - 6 answers

You scratch my ticket, I'll scratch yours...

How should I approach programming a prize draw? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Apr 22, 2009 - 17 answers

PHP and htaccess question

I use .htaccess files to allow users access to files in certain directories based on their IP addresses/ranges. They are linked to these file from a page (not within the htaccess protected directory) generated in PHP. Is there a way to display a variable on this PHP page based on whether or not the user will be allowed access into .htaccess protected directories? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Mar 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Hiring a PHP programmer for a startup web design company, how much should I pay them?

Hiring a PHP programmer for a startup web design company, how much should I pay them? [more inside]
posted by dcams on Dec 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Which to use: PHP, Django, Rails or something else?

What programming language or framework should I use for my simple Web database project? [more inside]
posted by teracloth on Nov 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me go from PHP to VB.net.

Help me go from PHP to VB.net. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Aug 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Simple commenting system

Is there a simple PHP/MYSQL commenting system available anywhere on the internets? The Google has failed me. [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Aug 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Live AIS data is a web browser

Hi, Another oddball question... I have a live data stream of AIS data and I would like to take the data and ultimately display it on a world map through a web browser. The problem is that I have no clue as to how I would display live updated information on a map. [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Web scraping for dummies

How does web scraping work with PHP/mySQL? What best practices are there? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Aug 6, 2008 - 15 answers

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