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These 24 open source technologists share their programming origin stories. We asked our contributors What was your first programming language? but the question goes much deeper than that. There are stories to tell about who suggested it or what prompted you to learn it. If you were paid to do so, and what happened next. Then there’s a lot …

Python is already one of the essential languages ​​in the programming world. However, lately, we have seen that technology is invading other areas as well. One of the main applications is artificial intelligence which means that companies are already learning to adopt the language to make better decisions and achieve results aligned with business goals. …

Every programming language has a unique way of accomplishing a task; that’s why there are so many languages to choose from. In his article How different programming languages do the same thing, Jim Hall demonstrates how 13 different languages accomplish the same exact task with different syntax. The lesson is that programming languages tend to have …

We round up five of the top programming languages for DevOps and a few handy learning resources for each. I’ve been focused on infrastructure for the majority of my career, and the specific technical skills required have shifted over time. In this article, I’ll lay out five of the top programming languages for DevOps, and the …

What distinguishes great programmers from good ones? It’s a question I’ve been wrestling with since I began learning to program. I’ve written previously about the skills and knowledge great programmers have. Now I’m looking at the traits they possess. They seem to do things differently than the rest, and the results show. This blog post focuses on two …

Compare 13 different programming languages by writing a simple game. Whenever I start learning a new programming language, I focus on defining variables, writing a statement, and evaluating expressions. Once I have a general understanding of those concepts, I can usually figure out the rest on my own. Most programming languages have some similarities, so …

Three years ago I chose Openshot as my Linux video editing software of choice. See why it’s still my favorite. In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I’ll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Here’s how I use Linux to edit videos. Back in 2018, …

A natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge, or numeracy, according to new research. That’s because writing code also involves learning a second language, an ability to learn that language’s vocabulary and grammar, and how they work together to communicate ideas and intentions. Other cognitive …

There are several ways to get started with Python 3 on macOS, but one way is better than the others. I’ve been dipping my toe back into Python development as I get ready to head to PyCon US. (If you’re headed there as well and want to share your Python story, let me know!) When I installed …

Explore Python (and other programming languages) by writing a “guess the number” game. In this series, we’re writing the same application in different programming languages to compare how various languages work and to show how using a standard test program is a great way to learn new ways to program. When you learn a new programming language, …