Posts tagged “coding”

The Pentagon’s Engineers

David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth, for the New York Times: President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon […]

He Didn’t Immediately Issue A Takedown Notice?

Vivek Ramachandran’s code ended up in the movie/trailer for White House Down: How do I feel about this? Great..Also, the character in front of the computer seems quite excited (hands raised) as he is downloading / viewing / running my code 🙂 What could make a developer more happy than to see his code inciting such […]

Epiphanies I Had While Teaching Myself to Code

It’s been about a year since I decided to teach myself to code. At the time, I had a bachelor’s degree in English, a job in retail, and zero knowledge about programming. I’d had minute brushes with coding in the past but hadn’t even thought about math or coding since high school. The impetus for learning to code […]

Writing My First Code and Mastering the TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator

My high school math classes all required a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. This calculator didn’t just help with calculus, the TI-83 Plus was a pre-smartphone smartphone. I’d spend hours in class playing games like Falldown, Block Dude, Tetris 1, and most importantly Drugwars2. While I didn’t clock […]

Writing Fizz Buzz in Xcode

Fizz Buzz is a common programming challenge that I’ve seen referenced numerous times since first learning about it through Codecademy. The prompt is this: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print “Fizz” instead of the number and for the multiples of five print “Buzz”. For […]