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Learn to Code: the Open Source way

  There are many ways to get started with programming. Some people choose an education at a University, some people take (online) programming courses, and others read many, many books. However, there are other ways. Let’s call this way the Open Source Way. What I call The Open Source Way of

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Making music with Ruby & Sonic Pi

A couple of weeks ago I went to one of my favorite conferences: Euruko. Besides from having a great time meeting new & old friends, I got to see some amazing and inspiring talks! One of them was from Joseph Wilk: Programming as a Performance (There’s a video of this

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5 Great JavaScript books for beginners

Yet another blog post about books! This time I’ll share five of the best JavaScript books for beginners. JavaScript is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. If you’ve never programmed JavaScript before, and don’t know where to start, any of these 5 books is

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5 books for learning Java

Time for another list of 5: 5 books for learning Java. I’ve written about a lot of programming languages, but it’s time to dive a little deeper. Here are 5 books that are a great help when you’d like to learn Java. Some of them might be a bit old,

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Videos We Love: Docker for Developers

 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 June 2015, which was chosen by a small jury as the highest rated video.   This time, we’re recommending the video ‘Docker

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Pencil Code: A Programming Primer

Last month, I was in Boston to attend the Google RISE Summit 2015.  As some of you may know, I work for VHTO, the Dutch national expert organization on girls and women in science and technology. We attended the summit, because VHTO received a Google RISE Award for their DigiVita

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5 resources to learn AngularJS

Today I’ll share another great ‘list of 5’.  Five resources to learn AngularJS. I hope these recourses will help you with building some awesome Web applications. Enjoy reading! According to their website: “AngularJS is a structural framework for dynamic web apps. It lets you use HTML as your template language

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Kickstarter: Makey Makey GO

The creators of the original Makey Makey,  the invention kit that turns everyday objects into input devices, have launched a new Kickstarter Campaign a few days ago, to create a new device: the Makey Makey GO. It’s clear that this project is having just as much interest from the community as

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Video: How to Learn to Code

Hi everyone! When you’re reading this, I’ll be on a business/holiday trip! So, no blog post this time. But, I came across this nice video on how to learn to code and I think it covers some great issues and can answer a lot of questions you might have. When

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Review: Learn Rails with Codecademy

I’ve been waiting for a long time for Codecademy to come up with a Rails course. So I got quite excited when I read about their new Rails tutorial. I immediately participated and will share my thoughts with you. Summary I completed Codecademy’s course on Rails in about 5 hours. Yes,

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