Posted by Ed on April 25, 2016
Check out these Channel 9 lectures by Stephan T. Lavavej on the Standard Template Library (STL) in C++.
From the website’s description:
Learn all about the Standard Template Library (STL) from the great Stephan T. Lavavej (STL), Microsoft’s keeper of the STL cloth (this means he manages the partnership with the owners of STL and Microsoft, including, of course, bug fixes and enhancements to the STL that ships as part of Visual C++).
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Posted by Ed on April 23, 2016
Inheritance in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) means that you create a new class by extending an existing class. For example, suppose we have a class Shape with the attribute position. Then we can create a new class Circle by taking Shape and extending it by a new attribute center: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ed on April 7, 2016
Two websites that teach you how to code are codeschool and codeacademy. They come with videos followed by interactive questions.
You can find more recommendations at:
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Posted by Ed on April 7, 2016
You’ve probably heard of Patreon, a crowdfunding platform that allows people to support artists and creators via a subscription where only 5% are kept by Patreon as commission.
Listen to Jack Conte explaining how he founded Patreon together with Sam Yam. I admire the company because the idea is simple and yet so ingenious. Conte and Yam were smart enough to recognize a niche and quickly realise their idea.
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Posted by Ed on April 3, 2016
Check out this pretty impressive video by Sethbling showing how to inject the source code for Flappy Bird into Super Mario World. The programming is done within the game of Super Mario World.
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Posted by Ed on March 26, 2016
Have you ever wanted to try Linux? Here is how you can do it, and all you need is a USB memory stick. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ed on February 19, 2016
Quantum Computing for the determined
This is a series of 22 videos by Michael Nielsen.
After these videos you can watch this talk given by him.
The topics range from the qubit, quantum gates, superdense coding to quantum teleportation. To understand the lectures I’d say you should have had some exposure to quantum mechanics. In particular you should know about complex numbers and matrix multiplication.
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Posted by Ed on February 7, 2016
Here are some nice github tutorials: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ed on April 29, 2015
Watch the Pycon 2015 presentations here. I recommend the excellent talk Facts and Myths about Python names and values by Ned Batchelder. It clears misconceptions you may have regarding assignments, references and values in Python. I love this slide.
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