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5 resources to learn Drupal

A while ago, a friend told me that, although I have a lot of resources on CodePancake, I don’t have anything on Drupal. And that’s true. So it’s time to change that :) What is Drupal? Drupal is content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and

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Kickstarter: Kazoo Magazine is tackling gender stereotypes

Two weeks ago, a great Kickstarter campaign was launched: Kazoo magazine. “A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves.” Initiator Erin told Huffington Post that she got inspired when her daughter told her that ‘space is

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The most popular posts of February

February went by so fast! Over here in Amsterdam, Spring is coming. And I’m looking forward to it, I think it’s the best time of the year. It’s definitely my favourite season.  This morning, I went for a run in a park nearby and it made me happy.  A bright blue sky,

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Introduction to Git

At one point, if you’re getting more experienced with programming, you’ll be introduced to version control. And I think the most used form is Git. Git is a version control system that runs in command line interface.  You can work on the same (code)projects together at the same time, without

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PHP Books for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced

Another blog post about books! What was missing in the collection of best programming books, was a list of books to get started with PHP. This time I’ll share some of the best PHP books for beginners, intermediate and advanced. PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but

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Fisher Price Code-A-Pillar: Teaches Preschoolers How to Code

At CES in Las Vegas, Fisher Price introduced a toy for toddlers and preschool children that teaches to code. According to Fisher Price, it’s essential that young children should be introduced to these problem solving skills at an early age. This toy should teach children the basic skills needed that will

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CodePancake 2015 Overview

The first whole year of CodePancake! A lot has happened so far and I’m very proud. I’m proud of all the wo(men) in the spotlight category and your endless support. It’s been a great ride so far and I’m looking forward to more and more blog posts in 2016! Top

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The Best Gadgets for Christmas

It’s almost Christmas time again. A time for holiday, family, but also to indulge your inner geek. And one of the ways to indulge yourself or your serious other is to buy her/him a nice gadget. To find your best gadget, we’ve made a small list of items to help

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Videos we love: Software Architecture vs Code

In cooperation with Videos We Love, a platform for sharing excellent technical videos, we will share their best rated monthly video. This week, we will share the video of November 2015, which was chosen by a small jury as the highest rated video.    This month the best rated video is

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The Best Programming Books for Every Programmer

As a follow up to the previous highly popular post about best programming books, this post adds to that list. The list below contains a list of best programming books for every programmer. That means there are no language specific books in the list, but books which describe patterns, practices

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