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Converting math to code

Wanting to code. Can't read calculus. Kinda stuck. Help? [more inside]
posted by ericc on Jul 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Easy Peasy iPhone and Android App Creation. For Dummies.

I'm not looking to create the next Flappy Bird and make $50k a month, I'm just looking to create apps that go with my published books, and man, is there a lot of choices out there. Help me suss them out! [more inside]
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box on Jun 6, 2014 - 3 answers

Trying to help a complete beginner get their bearings in web development

A relative is already a technical person (masters in electrical engineering) who is trying to switch careers and get into web development. I'm looking for good resources to get her up to speed on the building blocks of web dev. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Mar 18, 2014 - 7 answers

Endless Loop

Can code quality be brought in to a fast and loose web shop? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Oct 16, 2013 - 9 answers

How does DailyLit split up books into bits?

How do sites like DailyLit split up large text files into smaller files and then email them? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me find a website: mash your keyboard and lines of code appear

That's about it - it was a one-trick website with a programming version of Guitar Hero, where you would mash your keyboard and lines of code would appear in that rhythm. Help?
posted by sixswitch on Jun 22, 2013 - 3 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

#wrapper { smart-level= 0% }

Please help me overcome this weird language hump I have with CSS. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 1, 2012 - 26 answers

New to the freelancing world (programming)

What is the quickest way I can obtain programming gigs from odesk/elance/etc? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Sep 23, 2012 - 3 answers

application migration to work in the cloud

I am looking for guidance on migrating an application to the cloud, from both a practical perspective as well as a theoretical perspective for a project. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on Sep 5, 2012 - 2 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

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

custom keypad mapping to common words?

Is there an easy way to map numbers to words on a CUSTOM keypad- SORT OF like - but not exactly like - the way you map letters on phone keys to words... i.e. my phone number 638-9675 spells "network." [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Mar 30, 2011 - 9 answers

GRARmonkey

Updating to Firefox 4 broke my favorite Greasemonkey scripts! Is there any way to fix them? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Video game design for dummies.

I want to turn off my work programming brain and turn on a game design programming brain as a hobby. What books should I read to start down this path? [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Mar 7, 2011 - 1 answer

What looks good with #AFC398?

Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Embed-friendly websites?

Websites with embed facilities: is there a good list or repository of these somewhere? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Nov 12, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I keep my sanity with an overdue programming assignment?

How do I keep my sanity with a long overdue academic programming project? Especially with debugging? [more inside]
posted by Triton on Oct 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Help understanding semaphores and producer/consumer problem

Help understanding semaphores and producer/consumer problem (more inside..) [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Oct 16, 2010 - 29 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

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

How do I get more motivation to code outside of class?

I'm lacking motivation to code outside of programming classes... I enjoy the classes a lot, but when it comes to coding outside of class, I get stuck on what I want to code or what kind of projects to contribute to. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 19, 2010 - 11 answers

YouTube is muddying my videos

My programming tutorials look terrible on YouTube. I wouldn't care except that it's hard to read the code. This isn't just the way YouTube is. I am looking at other people's tutorials, and I can read their code. How do I encode/upload videos so that they look as good as possible? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 5, 2010 - 7 answers

De-constructing 'code' (picking apart its assumptions)

De-constructing 'code': I am looking for philosophical (from W. Benjamin through to post-structuralism and beyond) examinations of 'code'. That both includes the assumptions contained in the word 'code' and any actual objects or subjects that code is connected to - including, but not limited to: computer programming, cyphers, linguistics, genetics etc. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me batch print text files on the Mac

OS X: I want to batch print all the files in a source-code library. They are actionscript files, which means they are text files that all end in a .as extension. The files are in a complex directory structure (one root folder but files in multiple subfolders), and there are non .as files that I don't want printed. When the files print, I need some kind of separator ( spaces, asterisks, new page...) between each file. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Seeking books/resources on working with other people's code.

I would like to find some books that cover how to work with other people's code. [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Apr 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Stupid Outlook! No cookie!

VBA programmers: is there any way to control the formatting of Outlook Contacts Body text? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Feb 2, 2009 - 0 answers

How can I load (and sort) a really huge text file in Perl?

How do I load and then sort a really huge (94 MB) text file list of words? Perl runs out of memory trying to load all the lines-- before I have a chance to try to sort it. [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Oct 8, 2008 - 25 answers

Give a code monkey a ruler...

How do I make code LOOK beautiful? Occasionally, I see these snippets of code where everything looks very aligned and orderly, the variables all seem the same length, the functions are all neatly aligned. My code on the other hand always looks rough and shoddy. What do the people with neat code do to make it look so neat? [more inside]
posted by markovich on Jul 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Math equation / algorithm for a database

I'm looking for some help with a math equation / algorithm I'm trying to create. I'm a programmer by trade and not very good at math so I'd like some help with this or perhaps a site where I could pay someone to come up with the equation I'm looking for. I considered rentacoder or elance however I'd be concerned if the companies there had the proper math knowledge. A lot of claims get made on those sites that turn out to be false. [more inside]
posted by JohnGL on Jul 3, 2008 - 6 answers

programming a fantasy sports site

Can you help me find a tutorial (or book) on the design and programming of a fantasy sports site? (My google-fu is failing me on this one) [more inside]
posted by vega on Apr 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Database application freelancer seeking programming language advice

I'm planning on starting a database freelancing business. I understand a lot of people prefer Microsoft Access or FileMaker. With the current evolving trend of applications going on the web and add to that my somewhat good experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS I'm seeking a cross platform efficient application environment. This is why I believe Access and FileMaker are not an option, I'm also more experienced with high level languages than I am with Access or FileMaker. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Protecting/Encrypting Source Code

I have reason to be concerned that source code I am turning in for programming projects at school might be being burgled for the professor's own purposes. I would like to protect my code some way. I am thinking this is a great place for DRM to actually be useful. Anyone have experience with this? What are my options?
posted by jxpx777 on Sep 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Can we purchase an online auction solution to meet our needs or do we need a programmer?

Are there any good online auction solutions out there or should we hire a programmer? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jul 9, 2007 - 3 answers

stop scrolling, damn ye!

Javascript / Prototype problem: I've written a function that inserts new content in a div whenever you click on a link in that same div. It works, but with the added "feature" of scrolling to the top of the page after the new content has been added. I don't want it to do this. How do I stop it? Here's the page. (Scroll down to see the link.) [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Best way to scale up a prototype application?

Better to prototype an application and hire someone to port it, or learn C from the ground up and do it myself? [more inside]
posted by ndrw on Jan 26, 2007 - 14 answers

Mark CF, if you're reading this, shoo!

How do I wish my programming-geek boyfriend "Happy Birthday" and tell him "I love you" using computing code? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 23, 2007 - 25 answers

color-coding javascript for a beginners book

I'm writing a book on programming for beginners, and I have a question about color-coding. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 9, 2006 - 36 answers

help me understand programming grammar

How do I learn what goes on "under the hood" of programming languages? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 14, 2006 - 34 answers

auto close pop up window

How do I alter this piece of code to make the pop up window close automatically after exactly 37 seconds? [more inside]
posted by wsg on Jun 23, 2006 - 16 answers

MediaWiki MarkUp Modification....

I've got a MediaWiki front-end question... [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 11, 2006 - 5 answers

xsl:saint-augustine -- help me get to grips with XSLT

xsl:saint-augustine -- help me get to grips with XSLT [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 14, 2006 - 15 answers

I'm spaced out!

Programming/geometry: in a Flash program (you don't need to know Flash to answer this), I'm trying to place rectangular images at random positions on the screen. There are already images on the screen. I need to make sure that the new, randomly-placed images don't obscure the images already there. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 29, 2005 - 25 answers

Help me chart the battle against program complexity

I'm doing some research for a paper about the ways in which computer science has been coping with program complexity throughout its short yet interesting history, and I'm worrying I might have overlooked some fundamental developments. [more inside]
posted by koenie on Aug 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Help me find more examples of Code as Poetry

Inspired by this blog post about a particularly elegant single line of code, and thinking back to the golden-age brilliance of Duff's Device, does anyone else have good examples of code beauty? Are there any blogs out there that are essentially a reverse DailyWTF?
posted by Plutor on Apr 5, 2005 - 16 answers

I want to be a coder!

I want to learn to code. I used to be a good coder - in 6502 assembler and VAX Fortran in 1988. I know nothing of the architecture of modern computers (OOP? kernal? shell? how one set of code on work on Linux and Windows). I guess I should learn C++ - what's a good resource (book I guess) for learning, writing apps compiling etc on my Win XP machine, and finally getting jobs?
posted by Pericles on Jan 29, 2005 - 20 answers

Learning Flash

I'm a graphic designer who is looking to advance my actionscript skills in Flash. What is the best way for "non-coders" to learn more advanced coding? [+] [more inside]
posted by quadog on Jan 20, 2005 - 7 answers

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