A Guidebook to R

A Guidebook to R

With the continuing rise in popularity of Data Science and the integration of R into the Microsoft ecosystem it´s time to bring together several articles on R from 2016. This is done to give you the benefits of a focused guide to the essentials of R and a little bit more. It is most useful for developers and those wanting to get started in data science.…

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Pomodoro and Organising the Day

Pomodoro and Organising the Day

If you've ever worked at Remote Working then you'll know the importance of organising your day. One way to do this is to use the Pomodoro Technique. Basically you split your day into 25 minute sections and take 5 or 10 minute breaks. I first encountered it when pair programming but now use it when working remotely to organise my day. For many developers, Pomodoro is useful for getting them going, and you…

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Umbraco: Certification

Umbraco: Certification

Umbraco, the Content Management System, has long had a certification system, and this was updated in 2016 to the current points based system. Training is generally done in person at one of the courses in Europe or North America. There is an on-site option available for companies with more people to train.…

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Remote Working: Co-working Spaces

Remote Working: Co-working Spaces

Different image for co-workingFinding local co-workingsocialisingGetting out of the homeGrowing a community…

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Python II - Resources

Python II - Resources

Having decided you are interested in Python, what are your options next? Tutorials There are many places to learn python online, but you could do worse than to check out LearnPython.org, or SoloLearn. which has…

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Umbraco: Getting Started

Umbraco: Getting Started

So having decided that Umbraco is good, you want to get started with your own site. You may be veteran .NET developer, a content creator, a website owner, template designer, complete beginner or have inherited an Umbraco site by chance.... Most likely you'll be after one or more of the following: Training in Umbraco Finding developers for Umbraco Starting an Umbraco website Building custom things for Umbraco…

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Remote Working: Resetting Your Day

Remote Working: Resetting Your Day

Have you ever lost a day working remotely looking at the news, distracted by Wikipedia or unable to take your thoughts off what needs doing for Xmas? Maybe you need to start the day again! Rescue Your Day This is a simple way to rescue a day which is going nowhere, often when you are working on your own. It allows you to regain your momentum and direction!…

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Resources for Remote Working

Resources for Remote Working

This article complements the series about Remote Working with resources useful for doing just that. Podcasts One I would start off with is a podcast episode about Remote Work from the Freelancer's Show, one of the podcasts recommended here for Contractors. Next up is a article at remote.co which recommends 4 podcasts for working…

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Remote Working: People in your Life

Remote Working: People in your Life

Next up for remote working after the basics and somewhere to work is how to keep your sanity when remote working. Social Contact in the Office What many remote workers don't take into account when they first start is how much value there is in some small amount of human contact each day. Whether this is moaning about the weather when g…

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Python I: Why Should You be Interested?

Python I: Why Should You be Interested?

In the same vein as the Developer's Guide to R, this post starts off a series about the open-source programming language Python. Why Should You Be Interested? Hundreds of programming languages exist, so why is Python of interest to you?…

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