Ten Tips from a Year of Blogging

Ten Tips from a Year of Blogging

Most bloggers give up within the first year, so I'm proud to celebrate a year since my first blog on May 1st 2016, making 43 in total. I only went weekly in November which is why it's not 53. I intend to persevere for another year, and I'll start by sharing some things I've learnt on the way.…

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Beyond the Editor of PyCharm Community Edition

Beyond the Editor of PyCharm Community Edition

In the first part of our PyCharm Community review we looked at features of the code editor, how to navigate and configure it. This time I look at the other sections such as Documentation, Plugins and more Settings.…

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Randomisation and 5 Areas it is Used

Randomisation and 5 Areas it is Used

Since I first got into tabletop role-playing games and created tools for creating characters and other elements in those games, I've taken an interest in Random() functions and generators. Here we start a longer look into the ecosystem, tools and coding around randomisation with 5 areas which make heavy or interesting usage of them.…

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5 Quick Resources for Umbraco

5 Quick Resources for Umbraco

Today's offering is a few resources to help with your Umbraco experience, following on from Getting Started with Umbraco.…

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Editing Code with PyCharm Community Edition

Editing Code with PyCharm Community Edition

This is the first part of the promised PyCharm review, where we look at the Code Editor in PyCharm Community. Our follow up will look at the Plug-ins and other features that make it a fully-fledged IDE.…

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Wanting to Remote Pair in a Team of One

Wanting to Remote Pair in a Team of One

If you've ever tried pair programming you may have found it a challenge to start but reaped the benefits once you got used to coding alongside another... But if you work remotely or on your own then it gets harder to do.... As this is my current situation I thought I'd look at what your options are!…

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Articulate Blog for Umbraco

Articulate Blog for Umbraco

Picture of some codeImage of remote developmentPairing for DevsEquipmentPlaces To WorkSource ControlCommunicationCode ReviewsWorking in Agile…

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Code Editor or IDE?

Code Editor or IDE?

In a previous article we started looking at Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) for Python. But some of the examples are code editors and not IDEs so here we compare the two and the areas between.…

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Python: Jumpstart with Talk Python Training

Python: Jumpstart with Talk Python Training

If you're newish to Python (like me at time of writing) but not to coding then an online course might be the way forward. The one I tried is Python Jumpstart, associated with the Python podcast, Talk Python to Me which we highlighted in Resources for Python.…

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Umbraco: UmbCardiff doing Community Right

Umbraco: UmbCardiff doing Community Right

Community is an important part of the Umbraco ecosystem, whether you are Starting out or an experienced Umbraco Developer. So when I went down to the February Umbraco Meetup in Cardiff I was impressed to see it done well.…

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