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Is there a way to upload to Box.net through automator?

I would like to upload a file to Box.net through either automator or applescript and have that function (action) return the shared URL for use later in the script. Is there an easy way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Oct 17, 2013 - 3 answers

 

Self-teaching programming skills -- some bumps in the road

I know MOOCs have like, a 7% success rate and I'm starting to viscerally understand why. How do you keep yourself on track, as a self-guided learner? How do you shift gears between multiple programming languages? How do you refresh yourself on material after a lapse? Special snowflake background details within. [more inside]
posted by dee lee on Sep 7, 2013 - 6 answers

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

What should I bid to implement a fairly simple Python scheduling system?

Tomorrow morning I'm meeting with someone to talk about implementing a local scheduling/database application. Most everything I know about the project suggests it's something I could do in my sleep. Thing is, I desperately need the money, I don't know how much to "bid," and I have a long history of undervaluing my work. How much should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 10, 2013 - 21 answers

Have Users Change a Running Python Script's Variables over the Web?

I'm writing a simple simulator with python and I would like to be able to have my users log in to the simulator over the internet and change their own set of variables. [more inside]
posted by millerizer on May 22, 2013 - 14 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

Attribute trouble when instantiating a class in Python 2.7

I'm having maddening problems creating objects in Python. Details inside [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 13, 2013 - 2 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

How to store mathematical expressions as binary tree objects in Python

For a project, I need to store mathematical expressions as binary tree objects in Python, with each operator or operand being stored as a node. But I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around it; partly because this is my first real dive into the object-oriented pool and the specific nuts and bolts seem a little bit out of my reach. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 3, 2013 - 17 answers

How can I practice coding? (PS How can I tell if I suck at it?)

I'm pretty much a Kindergarten level Python learner. Basically, I'm on Exercise 41 in Learn Python the Hard Way (and confused), and I'm in a 100-level class learning Python. I am not a math person, although I do like formal logic (if that means anything). My biggest problem is that I think I try to solve problems too creatively, i.e. I always try the most complicated/convoluted solution possible, which is usually wrong. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Feb 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Spinning, exploding Excel-driven web app: How or should it be?

Sometimes, I am a front-end web developer. Frequently, I meet new people at work who want to turn really complicated Excel documents into dazzlingly interactive web applications. Besides Excel's "Save to Web App" or "Save to SharePoint" features, such people ask if I can tap into an industry to support this -- perhaps scads of agencies and web-based or downloadable tools that make "websites" or at least customizable, interactive reports from Excel spreadsheets, data, and calculations. I'm yet to find this an abundance of examples of this. Are there? If so, what do you call them? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Jan 9, 2013 - 2 answers

Automated PDF modification

Is there an automated way of placing elements from one PDF file into another? Open to coding this via Python if a relevant module exists. [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Building website for math students, first-time programmer, need some guidance.

Building website for math students, first-time programmer, need guidance. [more inside]
posted by brighteyes7 on Oct 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Standing on the shoulders of giants

I'm looking for a list of the best (however you define it) third-party Python libraries. E.g. Django, Beautiful Soup, PIL, etc. [more inside]
posted by prunes on Sep 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Advice on converting a python program to a web app?

Hi I have programmed on eclipse, a reasonably straightforward program in Python 2.7 that applies image filters to user selected images e.g. by turning them to sepia, black & white, negative, etc. It uses Tkinter for the graphics user interface and the program functions ok. However, I was thinking about how to turn this into a web app. So to transfer this to an Amazon cloud server, I understand that for the client side user interface I would need to convert the program by adding html and javascript to the client side while python handles the server side? Does anyone know of any tutorials or other resources that are particularly good at covering web apps like this using python, html and javascript?
posted by conrad101 on Sep 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Browser based programming environment?

I want to set up a browser-based programming environment for my projects that I can access from the web whenever I'm not at home. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Online teaching of Python or R?

I've been asked by a colleague as to how they can learn programming for their professional advancement. Because of the area they work in, the possible languages would be Python or R. Complicating factors are that they (a) don't feel confident about self-learning and so (b) would like something more like a traditional classroom or workshop approach but (c) are in a remote foreign location, far from any educational facility, at least in their native language. So what we're looking for is an online classroom of sorts. [more inside]
posted by outlier on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

beginner book on python

I have done some java but I am still a novice programmer and would need to start from a beginner's level. Could anyone please give recommendations for suitable good books. I will also try the official python tutorial as well, but I don't find online resources on their own to be as good as having a book to supplement helpful online materials.
posted by conrad101 on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 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

Object Oriented Programming Challenges

What are some good programming challenges that encourage the use of Object Oriented programming? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Oct 27, 2011 - 17 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

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

Everything there is to know about programming and making websites, vol. 1

I want to learn about programming and making websites. Where to start, and how to proceed from there? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me understand interacting with a RESTful API, please

I'm tired of using other people's modules for interacting with websites' APIs. But I can't seem to quite wrap my head around using JSON with a website/cgi script I haven't designed. Are there any good tutorials that talk over how to build a JSON file to send to a RESTful API and then do what you want, preferably generalized so I'm not searching for a new one for each website? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Programming a rogue-like

For my Fall project, I've decided to build a rogue-like game. I've never created a game before, and I'm looking for a good fit language\API. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Aug 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Web app tutorials for rusty coders?

How can I learn how to develop web apps? [more inside]
posted by modernserf on Jul 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Help a Python rookie do something slightly out of his league without flying too close to the sun

[PythonFilter] How can I create a location-based web application using Python? Or, what are some good resources to help me get started with this specific task? [more inside]
posted by Rickalicioso on Jun 8, 2011 - 5 answers

How much does an inexperienced programmer get paid?

How much should I get paid as an inexperienced programmer doing Java web development for a US government contractor? I’m clueless. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Python-Tkinter data passing

I'm writing a program in Python using Tkinter for GUI stuff. How can I pass data back from my buttons to the logic of my program? [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Apr 18, 2011 - 9 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

Embarrassing enough computer question

I have an unbearably noob question about learning python...I can't run my program? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Mar 5, 2011 - 6 answers

How to integrate Google Maps, Google App Engine, and JSON?

I'd like an explanation of how to make Google App Engine (in python), Google Maps (in javascript), and JSON play nice with each other. My programming experience is intermediate. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait on Jan 21, 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

Coding Practice

Programming Filter: I'm applying for software jobs, but I don't want to forget what I know. How should I practice to keep my skills sharp? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Oct 21, 2010 - 22 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

Python programming: what next?

I know basic XHTML and CSS, and I'm almost done with my first Python book. I want to build a database-driven website. What should I learn next? Book/website recommendations and general advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Sep 26, 2010 - 29 answers

Getting a part-time programming job without a degree...

How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Python Programming: How to go from Amateur to Pro?

I love programming in Python. I'm smart and savvy, and I pick things up very quickly. I live in New York. I want a job, but I have no work experience as a programmer. How do I transition from grad school in the humanities to an awesome tech job? How should I market myself? How do I get past the hurdle of having a typical humanities PhD student resume? [more inside]
posted by limon on Jul 31, 2010 - 7 answers

It's a big snake, right?

I know next-to-nothing about computers. Or programming. I want to learn Python! [more inside]
posted by hepta on Jun 20, 2010 - 29 answers

I Need to Train a Snake to Fetch...

I need to get the title of a webpage via a URL I submit to a python script on a server. [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Mar 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Beginning programmer, needs advice.

How hard would it be for me to write a simple chat room program, that could be used at work for people in my dept to talk to each other? I realize I could probably just download something (like Google Talk, for example), but I'd like to learn to program and this seems like it would be a simple enough project to start with. [more inside]
posted by cottonswab on Feb 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Tips for going from Ruby/Python to Java?

I'm teaching myself to program. I learned the basics with Ruby on Rails, and I'm now coding in Python and Javascript, but I want to try an Android app, and that requires that I use Java. Going from Ruby to Python to Javascript was relatively painless, but I feel like I'm starting all over looking at Java code. Does anyone have any tips for going from scripted languages to Java? Or any really great tutorials for getting started in Java? Or any great tutorials for beginning programmers for Android?
posted by empath on Jan 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Column-oriented CSV in Python?

Is there a simple, elegant way to iterate over columns in CSV files using Python? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Jan 11, 2010 - 13 answers

From Zero to Python Hero

I'm interested in teaching myself Python as my first programming language. What kind of useful/interesting projects are recommended as a long term goal to work towards, given that I'm a total beginner? [more inside]
posted by KilgoreTrout on Dec 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Where to get started with Python GUI programming?

Which Python GUI framework is right for someone new to GUI programming? But who may also aspire to open source community (linux) development/involvement? Cross platform, wonderful documentation/tutorials, and cruft-free new technology are also welcome. [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Nov 25, 2009 - 14 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 Perl, Python, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby

Help me learn a few new programming languages. Python, Perl, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby. [more inside]
posted by jgunsch on Jul 9, 2009 - 22 answers

Best language for highschool bioinformatics course?

I'm teaching a course on bioinformatic programming for high schoolers. Which language should I teach it in? And do you have any nifty ideas for easy projects that fall under the bioinformatics header? [more inside]
posted by bergeycm on Jun 25, 2009 - 20 answers

Python and Math

Is it worth learning Python for combinatorial mathematics research? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Apr 14, 2009 - 27 answers

Python or Java ...

Help me choose between Python and Java for a specific type of programming. [more inside]
posted by eebs on Mar 20, 2009 - 27 answers

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