I'm constantly being surprised by what people are making with Scratch, a kid's programming language that lets you make games, cartoons, and other programs by connecting different color-coded blocks together. Code Your Own Games!, by Max Wainewright, is an excellent tutorial that shows you how to write fun games, including breakout and snake. Kids will learn about sound effects, collision detection, animation, and more from using this book, and come away with a better understanding of computer programming.
Humble Bundle has a good sale on Python books right now. For $1 or more, you get three No Starch Python ebooks. There are more books offered at the $8 and $15 level.
My daughter and I have been having fun with the latest Kano computer and coding kit, which comes with a screen. It’s powered by a Raspberry Pi, a small Linux computer, and was created to allow kids to make games, music, and art through coding. The operating system is already installed and comes with a […]
I had a chance to play with a Cubetto recently. It’s a little, wooden, happy face robot on two wheels. You can control which way it goes by inserting colorful plastic chips on programming board (which also has a wood top). There are four kinds of chips: turn clockwise, turn counterclockwise, move forward, and call […]
As more companies leverage cloud technology to unite and streamline their operations, the need for capable IT pros increases. But, as any IT guru will tell you, demand alone won’t get your foot in the door to this lucrative field. If you want to cash in on the demand and build a thriving IT career, […]
iOS 12 is finally here, which means now is the best time for aspiring developers to throw their hats into the app development game. While app development can be tricky for some, you can take an intuitive, beginner-friendly approach to understanding app creation and Apple’s latest iOS platform with the iOS 12 & Xcode 10 Bootcamp, […]
It might still be September, but the holiday season will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about where you want to vacation to—and what to do once you get there. To this end, we’ve scoured the Web and tracked down a number of travel hacking ebooks, gadgets, […]