Linux – Urban Penguin – Youtube Playlist

Urban Penguin
Urban Penguin

The Urban Penguin has lots of really useful playlists on his Youtube channel. They cover all the stuff you need to know about Linux/SysAdmin etc. I’ve not checked it out yet but there’s one playlist that has 70 videos to help you with LPI certification.

(LPI = Linux Professional Institute, by the way – www.lpi.org )

Note: The Urban Penguin dude is also an author of loads of Linux books, such as Mastering Lunix Shell Scripting.

While searching for the above, I just came across an online book for Shell Scripting that looks great too.

Makeuseof | Programming | Interview | Preparation

turtle-star
“Turtle can draw intricate shapes using programs that repeat simple moves.”

My Google Plus feed for Makeuseof recently had a nice guide to help when preparing for a programming interview. It also featured links to some websites to practice coding, such as:

Project Euler
CodinGame
/r/DailyProgrammer on Reddit

I’ll add these to my arsenal of learning programming resources. 🙂

 

Freecodecamp | Resources | Coding | Learning

Freecodecamp clubs
Freecodecamp clubs

Wow! Actually, my exact words were “Oh my gaad!” or something; that was what I said when I started the next section at the start of my Freecodecamp journey – HTML elements. My surprise was at the big resources page called Let’s Explore the Universe of Programming which seems to have a ton of links to loads of free programming books and even free University courses!

This blog post is being written in the time I’ve set aside for “learning to code”. The philosophy I picked up from a Youtube video that featured Freecodecamp was to aim to do 25 minutes of coding a day; and to do 3 days in a row. Then 3 weeks in a row and then 3 months in a row. This is especially if you really want to code but you are finding it hard to get started or to focus etc.

It’s the first day of my second block of  3 days and I still haven’t actually done any coding yet! But, I have installed Gitter on my smartphone and joined the chatroom for Freecodecamp (don’t forget the Facebook page and the local clubs list with links to the Cardiff and Chepstow clubs and the FCC subreddit). So, in my last few minutes I am going to look at the first proper tutorial (which looks pretty easy if you’ve done lots of HTML before).

But I will definitely be going back and looking at the free Uni courses linked via FCC. But next I have to join the forum. And check The Changelog – a podcast all about opensource.

Ooh! Almost forgot to link the Github Readme on the main page.

Django Girls | Django | Python

Django Girls
Undersea cables

If we’re to talk about Django and Python then we cannot ignore Django Girls and their excellent tutorial. I have followed it all except the very last section. The tutorial enabled me to build a blog on PythonAnywhere.

The picture above is from How the Internet Works on Django Girls.