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Learning Programming Intensively != Intensive Bootcamp

How would you run the cost-benefit analysis of learning to program on one's own versus completing a programming bootcamp? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Sep 13, 2014 - 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

Advice for a female getting into programming as 2nd career?

I'd like to help my friend look into a career in programming. Best way to do it? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Mar 21, 2013 - 25 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

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

Ruby on Rails Resources?

I'm working on learning Ruby on Rails right now, and I'm starting to feel like I'm in way over my head. For those who have been there, what resources helped you find your footing? [more inside]
posted by ella wren on Jan 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Ruby vs Java, which wins?

How does Ruby compare to C#/Java in terms of speed of development, quality of code and long-term maintainability? A broad question, I know, but my focus is on enterprise applications that might pull in from several large data sources and might be rather large. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jul 30, 2011 - 15 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

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

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

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

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

Learning Ruby on Rails 2.0?

Foreword: No ruby background aside from basic tutorials. Here's the deal. I've tired the Agile Web Dev (2nd edition) book for rails, very out of date. I need to learn something. I want to learn ruby on Rails. I've gone through the Rails guide on creating a rails blog (http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started_with_rails.html). So, rather then buy it now (3rd edition of book as beta) or just wait, I want to get on the fast track to learn rails 2.2 (soon to be release 2.3) . Basically I'm looking for a online resource super cheap or free that provides quality information relating to rails and ruby. Help and suggestions welcome
posted by BoldStepDesign on Feb 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Convert Autohotkey script while learning Ruby

I'm trying to learn Ruby. I know more than a little bit about VB Script, and have written some scripts to automate some windows tasks, mostly by editing existing scripts, things like pinging workstations, WMI connections looking for files and such. I've read http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram and worked through the tutorials and think I understand them. Now what.... [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh on Dec 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Open-source library to decode barcodes?

Is there a free library that will decode/read a barcode from an image? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Dec 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Rails on Ubuntu

Rails on Ubuntu. I've followed this tutorial: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/RailsOnUbuntu Now how to do I access ror from my browser? Where do I put files for dev? Help please!!
posted by BoldStepDesign on Oct 31, 2008 - 4 answers

What's a really good book on Ruby.

If my favourite reference on C++ is The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup, what would be my favourite book on Ruby. (And my favourite book on Python.) [more inside]
posted by chunking express on May 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me, I'm a late adopter.

How do I learn new programming languages and start using modern web apps without getting frustrated and angry? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on May 14, 2008 - 33 answers

Help getting Ruby and Java to interact?

I'm trying to compile and run a Java class from Ruby, but I'm having some problems. I'm not very experienced with Ruby- please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. [more inside]
posted by version control on Mar 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me become a better programming instructor.

TeachFilter: Help me become a better programming instructor. [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Mar 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Coding alone in a fog

In my quest to learn Ruby, I'm struggling to find everyday usable code examples that i can relate to. Might you suggest some ? [more inside]
posted by jmnugent on Mar 1, 2008 - 28 answers

Where to begin with Ruby on Rails?

I'm interested in attempting some work with Ruby on Rails. Other than some very elementary BASIC programming and HTML (yes, I know it's not a programming language), I have no programming experience. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Dec 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Nov 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Help Grokking Controllers (It's not as gross as it sounds.)

Looking for guidelines, principles, etc. for grokking the decision process for splitting up a Ruby on Rails application into controllers. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777 on Aug 25, 2007 - 4 answers

How to query SQL with Ruby?

What's the best way (using the internet, and/or books) to learn how to query SQL databases with Ruby?
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Dance, text files, dance

Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Apr 12, 2007 - 28 answers

Ruby code completion in Emacs, Intellisense-style?

Rcodetools, possibly in conjunction with Icicles, seems like it should be the bee's knees for doing Ruby code completion in Emacs. I need help getting it to actually work. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Mar 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Moving average calculation algorithm?

How can I efficiently and elegantly calculate a rolling sum of count-of-events in a time period from a list of event times? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 11, 2007 - 10 answers

So I know HTML. What to learn next?

What web technology/language should I learn to make simple online apps and just generally enhance my bare-bones knowledge of HTML? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Dec 10, 2006 - 18 answers

ruby/python database tutorial?

I'm searching for a simple ruby/python database application tutorial. A long time ago, like six years ago, I came across this simple tutorial for php/mysql that showed you, from the ground up, how to put a simple database of your video collection online. Is there a similar tutorial that emphasizes creating a simple front-end for a mysql database using ruby or python, geared toward n00bs? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Python or Ruby for learning to program?

Python or Ruby? Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by djgh on Aug 31, 2006 - 45 answers

"There's no place like home...."

Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 27, 2006 - 19 answers

What are good free programming language environments?

What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 answers

Is Ruby really as great as everyone says?

Everyone seems to love Ruby. But does it lend itself to web development, and is it "polished" enough to be used as one's primary language? [more inside]
posted by TheCowGod on Jun 16, 2005 - 21 answers

Learning programming via web apps

Learning programming via web apps. [+] [more inside]
posted by daksya on Feb 15, 2005 - 21 answers

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