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Our Favorite (Free!) Coding Tutorials

March 19, 2021

The Odin Project The Odin Project is a relatively new site that is free, useful and interesting. It is laid out very clearly with every student starting with the Foundations course which covers: setting up a development environment and GIT Front end – HTML and CSS Basics JavaScript Introduction to the back end and frameworks…

More Coding Tutorials

March 18, 2021

Every now and then I review my recommendations for coding tutorials as the sites can change… a lot!  Some of them add on complexity which I think makes it harder for the novice to navigate.  And some of them just want money. I posted earlier about my Top 4 Coding Courses – but here are…

Article: Ten Computer Codes That Transformed Science

January 26, 2021

From Nature magazine this is an interesting piece about how programming languages and technological platforms have led to massive breakthroughs in science. I wouldn’t call them all computer codes and there were over half that I hadn’t heard of. Take a look and get motivated – one thing the article does point out is if…

Data Science

January 25, 2021

One of the buzziest areas in technical skills is that of Data Science including the fields of Data Analytics and Machine Learning.  The terms often get used interchangeably or mixed up as they sound very similar.  The Venn Diagram shows the skills needed for each role.   Let’s define Data Science first and then examine…

Book Recommendation for Web Apps

April 18, 2020

We’d like to recommend a book for developing your web apps. While LabCatsCoding has all the material a student should need, when you start developing your own web apps you might have the need for additional resources.  Searching the web is great but sometimes a book is even better.  Though expensive.  It can be confusing…