Search Engine Journal: 8 Useful Python Libraries for SEO & How To Use Them. “There are over 100,000 libraries available to use in Python, which can be used for functions from data analysis to creating video games. In this article, you’ll find several different libraries I have used for completing SEO projects and tasks. All of them are beginner-friendly and you’ll find plenty of documentation and resources to help you get started.”
Make Tech Easier: 7 Free Platforms to Build Apps without Coding . “In the past you had to be a programmer to make an app, which would likely take weeks, months or even years. Now, however, there are numerous app-building platforms you can use to create an app in minutes. We’ve put together some of our favorites for you here.”
Google Blog: Learn to build no-code apps quickly to simplify your work. “With AppSheet from Google Cloud, anyone can build custom applications without having to write code. Whether you’re part of a large organization seeking digital transformation or a small team in need of creative solutions to organize events during a pandemic, there’s no limit to what you can create.”
Make Tech Easier: The Beginner’s Guide to Git . “If you’re a Linux user, you’ve likely come across Git at some point, perhaps while trying to download a new program or looking into version control systems like CVS or Subversion. Git is the revision control system created by the Linux kernel’s famous Linus Torvalds, due to a lack of satisfaction with existing solutions. The main emphasis in the design was on speed, or more specifically, efficiency. Git addresses many of the shortcomings of previous systems and does it all in much less time. If you are looking to learn Git, this beginner’s guide will help you get started.”
TNW: How to build an AI stylist inspired by outfits on Instagram. “My AI Stylist was half based on this smart closet from the movie Clueless… and half based on the idea that one way to dress fashionably is to copy fashionable people. Particularly, fashionable people on Instagram. The app pulls in the Instagram feeds of a bunch of fashion ‘influencers’ on Instagram and combines them with pictures of clothing you already own to recommend you outfits.”
VentureBeat: GitHub launches Codespaces for browser-based coding. “The biggest facet of today’s news is a new product called GitHub Codespaces, which is designed to make it easier for developers to join a project, launch a developer environment, and start coding with minimal configuration — all from a browser. Available in ‘limited public beta’ from this week, Codespaces is a cloud-hosted development environment with all the GitHub features, and it can be set up to load a developer’s code and dependencies, extensions, and dotfiles, and includes a built-in debugger.”
Phys .org: Not a ‘math person’? You may be better at learning to code than you think . “New research from the University of Washington finds that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge, or numeracy. That’s because writing code also involves learning a second language, an ability to learn that language’s vocabulary and grammar, and how they work together to communicate ideas and intentions. Other cognitive functions tied to both areas, such as problem solving and the use of working memory, also play key roles.”
Make Tech Easier: Top 3 Resources to Teach Kids to Code. “As a former elementary teacher who also spent time teaching technology to young children, I’ve identified a few sites that allow students as young as four to begin learning about code. There are many others out there, but these are three of the most engaging, and they use sound teaching practices.”
MakeUseOf: 6 Awesome No-Code Resources to Build Apps and Websites Without Programming. “The idea behind the no-code movement is to allow non-engineers to build a great product. These are specialized tools to develop anything you want, and you don’t need any coding knowledge or experience whatsoever. There’s a similar other low-code movement which relies on minimal coding experience. The no-code philosophy is all about empowering non-techies to enter the world of technology. You can’t escape smartphones or the internet, but you don’t have to hire developers or learn coding to get into them.”
MakeUseOf: Coding for Kids: The Best Classes and Websites. “If you home school your children, coding becomes even more vital. But even if you’re adept at coding yourself, it might be simpler to rely on online sources. We’ve compiled a list of the best websites and online classes to teach coding for kids.”
Fossbytes: Learn To Code For Free With 8 Best Free Coding Websites In 2020. “You can not only land a job as a fresher with the help of programming skills but also boost your existing career with the technical know-how of coding. But several beginners struggle to find the right place, to begin with. This is why I have compiled this list of best coding websites where you can learn coding for free. These free programming sites aren’t ranked in any particular order. Learners are advised to try these websites and choose according to their requirements.” Nice annotation. I like the bullet points at the end of each listing.
Santa Cruz Sentinel: GameBender teaches children how to code while gaming. “Instead of watching a TV show passively on the couch, children can now make changes as they watch and learn how to code, thanks to GameBender. The education startup, created by the makers of Makey Makey, will release its first gaming system Wednesday. Headquartered in Cocoa Beach, Florida, GameBender gives children the ability to make edits to characters and their actions on video games, science apps and DIY TV shows from the visual programming language nonprofit Scratch.”
Amit Agarwal: The Essential Tools for Programmers. “This is a list of essential tools and services from my coding workflow that I think should be part of every web programmer’s toolkit. Whether you a building a simple ‘Hello World’ app or a complex web application, these tools should make your coding easier and increase productivity.” Over 30 items listed, brief but decent descriptions.
MakeUseOf: What Is Google Script? How to Write Your First Google Apps Script. “If you use Google Apps like Google Sheets or Google Docs, Google Script allows you to accomplish things you could never could with a similar desktop application. Google Script (also known as Google Apps Script) is an application development platform that lets you integrate all of the Google Cloud services you use. Google offers a long list of APIs for each one of their cloud services. By writing very simple Google apps, you can open up an entire world of additional features in each one of Google’s many services.”
PC World: The best online courses for learning Python. “If you’re looking to learn coding or want to pick up another programming language, Python is a good choice. One of the terrific things about Python is how closely it resembles the English language, so you’ll often see words like ‘not,’ ‘in,’ and ‘or’ in its scripts. Because of its readability, Python is commonly the first programming language schools teach. It’s a great launchpad for an aspiring coder.”