In this part one of a two-part video series, we install the Windows Terminal, Git for Windows, and Python.
For many of us, programming is not only a great career, it’s also a set of fun puzzles to solve and a fun creative outlet. But how do you get started? Is there a way to do it without spending a fortune on a bootcamp, or — if you do decide on that option — … Read more
Python functions have a relatively simple syntax that is very beginner-friendly. It also supports many advanced options, that we cover in this article.
Two of my favorite functions for interactively exploring Python objects are dir and type. Calling the dir function with no attributes returns information about what’s defined in the current module — either by default when you start the python interpreter, or because you’ve done imports, defined variables and functions and classes, etc. Calling dir and … Read more
The 100 Days are not consecutive. Do them at your own pace. That said, if it takes you 10 years to do the 100 days, you’re doing it wrong. A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. A journey of 100 days begins by forking the repo. If you’re unsure of something or … Read more
Last week, I wrote an article about Getting Things Done (GTD) using VS Code, and one of my smart colleagues suggested I take a look at the Dendron extension. I’ve been using this extension fairly heavily since then. I’ve also been figuring out how I want to integrate it into a GTD workflow. Since Friday … Read more
I am very pleased to announce that CodeSolid.com will be launching its first Programming Course in 2022. I’m still working out many of the details, but I thought I’d take a few minutes to share what we know and what we don’t know at this point. What We Know What Will It Be About? The … Read more
I am at the beginning stages of trying to focus my work better than I have been able to do while working on my one-month goal of posting consistently on LinkedIn. This posting goal exacerbated some pre-existing issues around the organization of my work. Those of you who ever read David Allen’s popular productivity guide, … Read more
I’m not sure if FreeCodeCamp was the first outfit to get folks beavering away on Twitter under the hashtag #100DaysOfCode, but it seems to be associated with them now. This hashtag was a stroke of marketing genius. Since consistent daily coding is a fun hobby that often pays off in a solid career over time, … Read more