This article is for the English majors, the bookworms, the lovers of literature, and the people with humanities backgrounds who sometimes struggle with the question, "Do you ever use your liberal arts degree?" If you ever write code, the answer is yes.
The availability of open source software has created an avalanche of opportunities for the tech industry, and so will coding-capable consumers. We look at areas where non-programmers can boost their productivity and improve the tech industry by learning to code.
Community Moderator Don Watkins reviews Bryson Payne's "Teach Your Kids to Code," a book he says is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn to code.
Michael Taggart explains why learning Python is the best path for students after the usual learn-to-code activities.
In this week's Top 5, we highlight the best from the past week on topics like command-line email clients, Turtle graphics, a new My Linux Story, switching to HTTPS, and Imposter Syndrome.
The Python Turtle graphics provide easy and fun ways to teach kids programming basics.
Teacher Horst Jens tests and reviews to learn-to-code sites: CodeCombat and Codewars.
Just as chemistry students learn not only chemistry but lab procedures and equipment, so too must meteorology students learn about the tools of their trade.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation's Ben Nuttall shares why the Python programming language is such a popular choice for kids, educators, and Raspberry Pi aficionados alike.
A little bit of coding knowledge can let anyone write small scripts to do these tasks and save them hours (or weeks or months) of effort.