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]
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!
I'm in the earliest possible stages of building a web interface that will make it easy to display, graph, download, summarize, and interact with a wide variety of data. If you use scientific data from the internet, what are some of the websites you've encountered that make using data the easiest, most intuitive, and give you the best control? Also, what are some must-have features for you, and some of the best and worst design decisions the site builders have made? [more inside]
I'm a frontend web developer with quite a long resume. I work full-time but I'd like to pick up some freelance, remote work in my spare time. I'm wondering if there are any places to look besides my personal network, Craigslist, and those awful "Rent-a-coder" sites where you get underbid by overseas folks who'll do it for $9/hr. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the best online resources to guide me in developing a website using WordPress? [more inside]
I'm a web developer who is very capable with HTML and CSS, but that's about it. I am fairly comfortable with SQL, but now I need to learn to develop an API. I'd like to read a good book on the subject. Is there such a book? All I can find are things that explain why an API is useful, or things that assume you already know what you're doing in order to build/use an API.
Please help me overcome this weird language hump I have with CSS. [more inside]
I need to learn Java/J2EE. Where do I start? What resources are out there? How do I become a good programmer overtime? [more inside]
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]
How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
I would like to scrape information from an RSS feed into an Excel-readable text file for a completely legal non-copyright violating use. In a better world, I'd have access to the database that generates the feed, but since this ain't a perfect world it appears that scraping is my best bet. Are there tools that will help me automate this, or programming tutorials that will help me figure it out myself (it's been 15 years since I last write any code beyond simple SQL queries)? [more inside]
What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them?
What are some examples of small web apps that earn their creators a side-income? What are the stories behind them? [more inside]
If I'm applying for a junior developer job in a web company, and they ask for a code sample along with the resume, what sorts of things would make a good sample? How much code is just enough/too little/too much? What would make a sample supergood, or the opposite? [more inside]
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]
I'd like to start using source control for a website, with automated, one-click (or close to it) deployment. [more inside]
How to go about getting a web app developed? (and a few related questions) [more inside]
I want to learn about programming and making websites. Where to start, and how to proceed from there? [more inside]
Where might Ms.Yum go for web development training in the Boston area? [more inside]
I want to write a tool for multiple-searching a site that only supports single-searches. What's the best implementation language? [more inside]
What IDEs, editors, or general tools do people use to do web development? I'm a linux geek, so my tool of choice is gVim. But I'm teaching a course on this right now and don't want to inflict my prejudices on the students, and I'd like a broader perspective. So if you're a web developer, what do you use? NetBeans, Notepad? Something in-between?
I want to make a web app(let) that features interactive animation. What tools and knowledge do I need? [more inside]
Would it be a mistake to hire smart PHP-based web programmers to create a slick cutting-edge mainstream site? [more inside]
What's the best way to break apart an asp.net c# web application? [more inside]
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]
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]
Flash pointers for a Flex guy? [more inside]
How do I automate interaction with a web site via a computer program? [more inside]
Practical web programming books & resources for the ultimate goal of creating a niche community website. [more inside]
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]
What should I know transferring from public sector web design to private? [more inside]
Using J-query for tabbed navigation, can you create a hyperlink to a bookmark (named anchor) somewhere in one tab from another tab on the same page? [more inside]
I would like to learn Php & Web Development programming by taking courses in NYC. Any advice, suggestions?
Which HTML/CSS/JS IDE do I want? [more inside]
Any good books on web penetration testing? [more inside]
I found a great Java programming site awhile back. I was given a programming task and could get immediate feedback on whether or not it was correct. Tasks were things like, test if two integers are equal and 'reverse a string'. It was targeted toward learning .. but I seem to recall the tasks had advancing levels of complexity. This is not Java BlackBelt. I can't believe I didn't bookmark it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
I have an idea for a web project, but barely any knowledge of code. Can I teach myself enough to do this on my own over weeks or months, or is what I want to do so complicated it'd take years to learn everything I'd need to know? [more inside]
Is there a way to embed a rendering engine (like webkit), mysql, and php into a program that talks to itself, not the internet? [more inside]
Automatically login / logout of Gmail at a specified interval [more inside]
Which forums do the best web programmers hang out at? [more inside]
What programming language should I use for a Digg-like web site? [more inside]
I'm a designer and usually people do programming for me. I'm trying to teach myself how to customize Word Press themes all by myself though... and I thought I was doing pretty well. But then I had people look at it in other browsers. Yuck. [more inside]
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]
What are the best resources for me to look into if I want to create websites that support user-created information? [more inside]
I'd like to put together a Wikipedia Accuracy Meter - Perhaps a browser plug-in or a web page that attempts to give an estimate of the reliability of any given article at any given moment. Please come in for discussion of algorithm and technical hoo-ha to help me assess if this is a weekend project or a master's thesis.... [more inside]
Where's my food? How to make a web ap that tells me how to find vegetarian food easily? [more inside]
What is the significance of the trailing slash in <foo/> as used for minor web programming? I'm guessing it's some sort of escape sequence, but what confounds me is that in the code where I often see it, <foo> often seems to work equally well. So what's the point? I see this dilemma frequently all kinds of Web stuff: PHP, Wikipedia templates, embedded code in VBulletin, etc, etc.