git:logs | Resource | Learning | Programming | Web development

Huge, huge, huge “definitive” list of learning resources for programming. It gets updated in real time and uses the Github API too. It is massive.

This was linked from a comment on the /r/freecodecamp subreddit. I came across the Reddit post when I was doing a bit of research on Node.js + FreeCodeCamp.

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Study-Web-Development
Lots of resources at Study Web Development

Thankyou to StudyWebDevelopment.com for the 3 website suggestions:

  • Larger.io – Let’s you see what programming languages and frameworks are used on any website.
  • Typing.io – This is such a cool app to practice your coding skills and to help you code faster.
  • Caniuse.com – See what frontend web technologies will work on most of the browsers.

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.

Fullstack Python | Flask | Resources | Tutorials

Flask Peewee
Flask

The Fullstack Python site has a page dedicated purely to Flask resources and tutorials. With links to the Mega Tutorial and many others – there seems to be an emphasis on guides that get you to make real projects.

Flask is a Python web framework – I haven’t yet tried it myself. After trying Django with the Django Girls tutorial (actually, I haven’t completed the last proper section yet – Django Forms). From what I’ve read about Flask it sounds like it is smaller and more “Pythonic”. For a definition of that word, the Secret Weblog recommends that you type import this into a Python interpreter.. I just tried it and it works.

Code Visually also recommend Full Stack Python and carlos.bueno has a long page about what it means to be a full stack programmer.

Credit: I have borrowed the Flask + Unicorn image from Charles Leifer’s Python blog who also has a post about building a Flask app in an hour (or less).

University of Bradford | Maths Resources

This looks really interesting .University of Bradford has what looks like a very useful resources page. Some higher maths but also some really useful GCSE level revision material. For example, a multiplication revision PDF (via Four Rules page) and solving linear equations PDF (via the Algebra page),

Bradford University
Maths Resources