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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Remote Working for Developers

Remote Working for Developers

Software Developer? Remote Working? Read on...... For remote working generally we've covered the basics, some podcasts and places to work, and now we look at the issues for developers and what we'll drill down to in future posts.…

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Writing Presentations in R Markdown

Writing Presentations in R Markdown

R Markdown is a version of Markdown which lets you embed R (or other languages) and create presentations with ease. It provides you with an alternative to Powerpoint slides, Keynote or similar formats.…

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Development Environments (IDEs) for Python

Development Environments (IDEs) for Python

As someone at the beginning of their journey into Python, I thought now would be a good time to start looking at IDEs (Iteractive Development Environments) for Python.…

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Podcasts for Remote Working

Podcasts for Remote Working

Today we have two new podcasts for you around remote working, supplementing the slew of podcast posts and posts on remote working!…

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Podcasts for Professional Development

Podcasts for Professional Development

Supplementing the podcast series last year I´ve picked out two more podcasts that are useful in professional development. Specifically they supplement two picked out for contractors but are excellent for any of you seeking to develop your skills.…

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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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