"The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you’re doing."

Hopscotch - Coding for kids

Hakitzu | Kuato Studios


Awesome game to help teach kids and even adults to code in JavaScript. Check it out.

Dash (Docs & Snippets)


Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots). Dash is not free, you will have to purchase Dash using an In-App purchase. Dash is free to download so that you can test Dash out as much as you want, in order to determine if it’s the right tool for you.

I dunno what this is but it sounds interesting. 





Collection of Technical Newsletters


Our industry is an extremely fast moving one, and we spend a lot of time driving innovation. Its often hard to look to the right and see what our peers are working on.

As a curator of a newsletter, this is an excellent medium to receive weekly happenings in your industry of choice, without…

Nice long list of newsletters with tips for various programming languages!

Javascript for Cats

So easy your human companion could do it too!

Moonshot - Barkley Labs: The Nature of Code


Daniel Shiffman is probably the most enthusiastic programmer working today. I didn’t know it until I saw his new video series, but the guy has the energy of a toddler on Red Bull.

I’ve really enjoyed his book The Nature of Code so I was really excited to see that he’s creating a companion…

This is VERY interesting!


Code for Seattle.

Congrats, Seattle!


Code for Seattle.

Congrats, Seattle!

Pseudocode: Helps You Write Good Stuff


Pseudocode is an informal high-level description of the operating principle of a computer program or other algorithm.

It uses the structural conventions of a programming language, but is intended for human reading rather than machine reading. Pseudocode typically omits details that…

Writing what you want to do in “pseudocode”  is really useful, just the way sketching out a chart or graph on a piece of paper before sitting down to the computer is.  Do it!

Processing.js Quick Start

Like the visual programming language Processing but can’t figure out how to embed your sketches in a web page?  Check out Processing.js, which translates your Processing scripts from Java into Javascript.  

Embedding your sketches in a page couldn’t be easier — add just two lines of code and you’re off to the races!  

Everyone Hacks Welcomes First Time Hackers In San Francisco

Everyone Hacks Welcomes First Time Hackers In San Francisco
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to build an app, or how to build with a team, or what these “hackathon” things are all about, this event is for you. We provide you with food, power, motivational drinks, and guidance. You bring your toolset (laptop, Wacom tablet, favorite pen, brain) and a willingness to hack.

Everyone Hacks is designed to create safe space while expanding what you think you’re capable of. In a collaborative setting, you’ll produce a surprising amount of work in a very short period of time, both with people you have only just met and old friends. The event is reaching out to women who are interested in these events, and is definitely transgender and queer friendly. Male-bodied folk are also welcome.

While we know you will rock it, here is a listing of some great meetups and workshops to attend before the event to meet other attendees and get a solid understanding of the many skill sets that are useful at hackathons.


Typical day programming.

Okay, my life is complete now.  


Typical day programming.

Okay, my life is complete now.  

How To Train Your Robot


Very cool blog post about teaching basic programming to kids.

Surya's Tumblr: After Disappearing For More Than 3 Years, Why The Lucky Stiff Returns To The Internet


#SuryaRay #Surya imageWith few exceptions, the world of developers (and startups in general), is really known for its scandals. But when Ruby icon Why the Luck Stuff (also known simply as _why) suddenly took all of his projects offline - including the famous Why’s (poignant) Guide to Ruby - offline…

Wow.  Big news for the Ruby community.  

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