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GUEST POST: “On National Adjunct Walkout Day”

[Ed. note: This guest post is written by a dear friend and former classmate of mine from my grad school days, who is a really good teacher and needed an anonymous place to post this diatribe. I personally agree with

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Using The Pragmatic Studio to Get Up to Speed with Ruby and Ruby on Rails

This is a completely unsolicited post; the good folks at The Pragmatic Studio have no idea that a random person on the Internet (me) plans to say nice things about them, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise. A long

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A new book (edition) just in time for the holidays

The “news” item here is that a new edition of Sams Teach Yourself HTML & CSS in 24 Hours (it may or may not end up saying HTML5 and CSS3 on the cover, but that’s what it teaches) will hit

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the things I believe about learning to code (again)

This “learning to code” thing is turning into a meme. Or is a meme. Or something. In January, I wrote Thoughts on Code Year, Codecademy, and Learning to Code because I have a visceral reaction to “hey! everyone code!” and

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Thoughts on Code Year, Codecademy, and Learning to Code

By going one click away from this post you’ll see that I’ve spent the last twelve years writing books specifically geared to the newbie coder—be it someone who wants to learn the markup language of HTML, the style sheet language

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