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Codecademy: Hour of Code Packs In More Lessons, Plus iPad Optimization

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One month after its launch in the App Store, Codeacademy: Hour of Code has gone universal — being optimized for iPad and iPad mini, as well as iPhone and iPod touch.

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You Won’t Believe What This Free App Can Teach You In Less Than an Hour

Coding, son!

Coding, son!

While all of us aren’t destined to get our heads buried deep in lines of programming languages, chances are that most of us, and especially our children, will benefit from knowing the basics of how the most ubiquitous devices in our world operate.

Despite the current backlash against the “coding for all rhetoric,” teaching kids the basics of programming can’t be a bad thing. Heck, teaching ourselves to code may be a fantastic lead in to a rewarding hobby, a new career path, or both.

That’s the idea behind the “Hour Of Code,” a national initiative set to run December 9 – 15, 2013 that’s designed to take kids through the basics of programming in their schools. This new app from Codeacademy is specifically tailored to the process, so even if your kids (or you!) don’t have a school that’s participating in the Hour of Code, they can still get the benefit.

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Apple Stores To Answer Everything You Wanted to Know About Code (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Steve Jobs once said in an interview that everyone in America should learn programming.

Well, if you’re interested in coding, but don’t know where to start, your local Apple Store may be the place for you.

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Last Chance To Become A Web Designer With The Rosetta Stone Of Code Language [Deals]

Last Chance To Become A Web Designer With The Rosetta Stone Of Code Language [Deals]

Let’s say you want to program, oh, everything. Websites, responsive-design websites, iOS games, and iOS apps. Then let’s through in, just for kicks and giggles, Ruby and PS6. Cool?

This is hours and hours of classes. If you take classes the “traditional” way in a classroom, getting through all this will take a while. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for in-person classes (I teach them myself), but I’m also a big fan of self-paced, online courses that let you learn at your pace and on your own terms/time.

This is why I like these bundle deals for courses. Like the Programming Bootcamp we kick off today.

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Learn To Code iPhone Apps Right In Your Browser With Try iOS App Development Course

Learn To Code iPhone Apps Right In Your Browser With Try iOS App Development Course

Learn how to code for iOS right in your browser.

Ever wanted to try your hand at iPhone app development? The folks at Code School want to teach you, via a series of web-based coding courses focused on learning to code for iOS now available for backing at Kickstarter. The new set of coursework is called Try iOS, and it will use video, in-browser activities, and a hands-on approach to teaching anyone how to code for the iPhone.

We want to create Try iOS, a Code School course which teaches how to build your own iPhone apps. Our course will combine high quality screencasts, in-browser code challenges, and gamification principles to make learning fun. There will be no need to install anything, since students will build iPhone apps using our in-browser iPhone simulator.

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Apple’s Objective-C Now Third Most Popular Coding Language On Earth [Report]

Apple’s Objective-C Now Third Most Popular Coding Language On Earth [Report]

Objective-C, the coding language used to build iOS apps for Apple’s App Store, has risen to become one of the most popular languages there is.

When Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it began a revolution that would lead to the largest and most vibrant mobile apps ecosystem in existence. It should then come as no surprise that Objective-C, the object-oriented coding language used by developers to build apps for iOS and OS X, has become the third most popular coding language, right behind Java and C itself.

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Coda 2 For Mac And Diet Coda For iPad Launching On May 24th

Coda 2 For Mac And Diet Coda For iPad Launching On May 24th

The future of coding is here.

Panic, the company behind popular Mac app Coda, has announced the second major version of its prized web development tool. Coda 2 for Mac will launch on May 24th alongside a new app for the iPad called Diet Coda. Version 2.0 of Coda is “better at everything,” according to Panic, and Diet Coda will allow you to preview your code live on the iPad as you write on the Mac. The iPad app will also let you make quick edits to your code on the go.

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Last Chance To Learn Ruby On Rails The Easy Way [Deals]

Last Chance To Learn Ruby On Rails The Easy Way [Deals]
This Ruby on Rails tutorial for beginners is the perfect comprehensive video guided tour of modern Rails web development. With this course you’ll get a grasp on the newest, most effective approach to web development as Micheal Hartl walks you through the entire Rails development process: installing and setting up Rails, designing Rails applications with MVC and REST, building dynamic pages, coding effectively in Ruby, implementing registration and authentication, adding social features, even testing and deployment.

This course — usually $129 — is down to its final hours of availability, so grab this Cult of Mac Deals offering while you still can!

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Learn Ruby on Rails the Easy Way [Deals]

Learn Ruby on Rails the Easy Way [Deals]
This Ruby on Rails tutorial for beginners is the perfect comprehensive video guided tour of modern Rails web development. With this course you’ll get a grasp on the newest, most effective approach to web development as Micheal Hartl walks you through the entire Rails development process: installing and setting up Rails, designing Rails applications with MVC and REST, building dynamic pages, coding effectively in Ruby, implementing registration and authentication, adding social features, even testing and deployment.

This course — usually $129 — is now available for a limited time for
…courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals!

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Learn How To Build A Great HTML5 Website With Our Latest Tutorial [Deals]

Learn How To Build A Great HTML5 Website With Our Latest Tutorial [Deals]

Our HTML5 Crash Course has less than 14 hours left before the deal expires! Get it now before it’s gone.

Is one of your New Years Resolutions to build a website? Well our newest deal is here to help you achieve your web development goals. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, founder, dev ninja, creative, or web geek, this HTML5 Crash Course will only help you enhance those skills to get after your next BIG idea or project in 2012. With more than 3 hours of detailed instruction you can’t go wrong with this expert course taught by Robin Nixon, author of Learning PHP, MySQL and JavaScript – one of the most POPULAR books on web development worldwide for over two years.

Learn everything you need to know about HTML5 and how to use it with this highly informative and popular course, already taken by over 1,000 people. Learn the tricks on how to use the power of HTML5 to create highly dynamic websites.

And because it starts with the first principles of HTML, you need no prior knowledge of the subject.

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