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  3. Do yourself a favor. Learn to code. Here’s how.

    boomeyer:

    I’ve said this to my non-techie friends countless times. It’s no secret that being able to code makes you a better job applicant, and a better entrepreneur. Hell, one techie taught a homeless man to code and now that man is making his first mobile application.

    Learning to code elevates your professional life, and makes you more knowledgeable about the massive changes taking place in the technology sector that are poised to have an immense influence on human life.

    (note: yes I realize that 3/5 of those links were Google projects)

    But most folks are intimidated by coding. And it does seem intimidating at first. But peel away the obscurity and the difficulty, and you start to learn that coding, at least at its basic level, is a very manageable, learnable skill.

    There are a lot of resources out there to teach you. I’ve found a couple to be particularly successful. Here’s my list of resources for learning to code, sorted by difficulty:

    Novice

    Never written a line of code before? No worries. Just visit one of these fine resources and follow their high-level tutorials. You won’t get into the nitty-gritty, but don’t worry about it for now:

    Dash - by General Assembly

    CodeAcademy

    w3 Tutorials (start at HTML on the left sidebar and work your way down)


    Intermediate

    Now that you’ve gone through a handful of basic tutorials, it’s time to learn the fundamentals of actual, real-life coding problems. I’ve found these resources to be solid:

    Khan Academy

    CodeAcademy - Ruby, Python, PHP

    Difficult

    If you’re here, you’re capable of building things. You know the primitives. You know the logic control statements. You’re ready to start making real stuff take shape. Here are some different types of resources to turn you from someone who knows how to code, into a full-fledged programmer.

    Programming problems

    Sometimes, the challenges in programming aren’t how to make a language do a task, but just how to do the task in general. Like how to find an item in a very large, sorted list, without checking each element. Here are some resources for those types of problems

    Talentbuddy

    TopCoder

    Web Applications

    If you learned Python, Django is an amazing platform for creating quick-and-easy web applications. I’d highly suggest the tutorial - it’s one of the best I’ve ever used, and you have a web app up and running in less than an hour.

    Django Tutorial

    I’ve never used Rails, but it’s a very popular and powerful framework for creating web applications using Ruby. I’d suggest going through their guide to start getting down-and-dirty with Rails development.

    Rails Guide

    If you know PHP, there’s an ocean of good stuff out there for you to learn how to make a full-fledged web application. Frameworks do a lot of work for you, and provide quick and easy guides to get up and running. I’d suggest the following:

    Cake PHP Book

    Symfony 2 - Get Started

    Yii PHP - The Comprehensive Guide

    Conclusion


    If there’s one point I wanted to get across, it’s that it is easier than ever to learn to code. There are resources on every corner of the internet for potential programmers, and the benefits of learning even just the basics are monumental.

    If you know of any additional, great resources that aren’t listed here, please feel free to tweet them to me @boomeyer.

    Best of luck!

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  4. ronbeckdesigns:

    Grille art nouveau du ferronnier Emile Robert (musée de l’Ecole de Nancy) by dalbera on Flickr

     
  5. ronbeckdesigns:

    glass | David Patchen

     
  6. elyzeeum:

    One year.

    525,600 minutes.

    525,000 moments so dear.

    Amazing.

    Probably the most amazing gif I have ever seen.

    This is beyond perfect.

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  8. levitating-fox:

    Making of HTTYD 2: Process

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  9. scruples:

    more here x

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  10. awwww-cute:

    Where did my treat go?

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  11. ethically-wrong:

    mmmmbeefy96:

    grandhowler:

    Dude

    holy shit. 

    this is on a whole new level of patience

    This is natural art.

    (Source: best-of-memes, via areyouhappynowdrew)

     
  12. gasketpedia:

    picklespickleyama:

    bronzebasilisk:

    fan-troll:

    lord-kitschener:

    jimblespage:

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    smashbrethren:

    prostheticknowledge:

    Dildo Generator

    Online 3D experiment by Ikaros Kappler which is described as a “Extrusion/Revolution Generator” ….

    Created with three.js, you can alter the bezier curves and angle of the form, and is designed with 3D printing in mind (models can be exported and saved, as well as calculated weight in silicone).

    Try it out for yourself (if you wish) here

    the time is now

    hell yeah

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    ah yes, the ol rolling pin dilda

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    it’s called the purple ramjet

    which end do you start with? the answer is yours to decide

    shove a vase up your ass

    not even jesus could save yall motherfuckers’ souls

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    i call it the matterhorn

    cackling just continues to get louder as I scroll through

    i think this is the first time an internet community has discovered something customizable and adamantly refused to make penises

    we have achieved perfection

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  15. animal40:

    contemporary art 

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