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Pay What You Want for the 20-Course app Programming Bundle
by Steven Parker
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I didn't even know how to pose the question to be honest... it took several rewrites of the title haha.
I'm looking for a way to handle several things in the same app or website if possible, focusing on usability.
I have recently enrolled in some courses at a college, so I'm looking for a calendar of sorts where I could mark repeating tasks (the lessons) every week or non-repeating (e.g. meetings, deadlines, etc.) with weekly and monthly views for example. That part is easy to find I'd say, calendar apps or services are plenty and even webmail accounts offer them nowadays. One thing that is not important, for example, is the ability to link to files or notes for each activity, although welcomed it's not something I'm actively interested in (it'd be a bonus so to speak).
For each course (and/or assignment, still unsure) I'd like to have some accounting done, maybe whether it's already done, the time I spend in each, or even each subsection... and things are starting to look like what I need is a task manager? Or a project planner? Ala Microsoft Project, something with Gantt charts or Kanban boards, but I'm not that interested in planning to be honest; after all I have no idea how long any of it would take because it's all new to me, so I can't usefully estimate at this point; I'm more into just logging, perhaps having the ability to extract some useful data out of the logging at the end, like a report of some sort, but that's not the focus at the moment.
Looking around for things related to this I found some time logging and billing things? Toggl and Clockify for example, but they seem way too overkill for my purpose, or complicated I guess. I have yet to give them a try, but it's just the impression they made on me, like they're for professional usage instead. Maybe a To Do app? But that could be too simplistic for the whole thing.
In any case, the usage would be mainly from a Windows desktop, but the calendar part at least would need to be synced somehow to be able to access it on the go either from my phone (Android) or from a different computer (Windows, Linux, maybe via a web interface?). I don't mind using 3rd party clouds, for example if the service were to provide it I would be fine with it, the solution needn't be on premise.
Anyway do you guys/gals know of anything that fits the bill? I'm open to suggestions even if several services are required at the end if there's nothing holistic. A priori it doesn't matter if it/they are paid solutions, as long as the price is sensible I don't think it'd be a problem.
PS. Also, any advice on the matter would be appreciated as well ;)
Try out freeCodeCamp if you want to get into programming
by Paul Hill
Whether you’ve seen some of the latest robot or AI Sci-Fi films or you’re simply thinking about a change of career and want to learn to code, freeCodeCamp is an excellent resource to begin your journey into the world of programming, it's available to everyone around the world and at no cost.
freeCodeCamp, which is a little over six years old, boasts more than 40,000 graduates who have gone on to get jobs at big tech firms including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Spotify. It offers a variety of courses which you work through where you'll learn all the relevant information before completing several projects which demonstrate you’ve learned the content - upon completion of the projects, you get a certificate for the course which appears on your public profile.
This approach to teaching programming is great because you end up with five projects per course which can be shown off to prospective employers, who will most likely want to know what you’ve worked on. The courses that are available at the time of writing include:
To help you along your coding journey, freeCodeCamp features a very active forum where you can ask questions if you get stuck on any of the tasks or just want to ask about any coding concepts. Once you are thinking about searching for jobs that utilise your new skills, the Career Advice section of the forums can provide you with invaluable information about landing a job.
A few other niceties about the service include that content is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, there are regular blog posts related to programming from contributors and they’ve created a radio player that loops music “designed for coding” 24/7.
To begin learning, you do not need to create an account but making one is highly recommended so that you can save your progress, earn certificates, and have a public profile page to show off. To learn more about the service, reading the FAQs section is highly recommended.
By Abhay V
Microsoft Edge is getting a new Extensions menu in the toolbar, now available for Insiders
by Abhay Venkatesh
Microsoft recently introduced a bunch of changes to the Edge browser that were aimed at improving the usability of the offering. These include the revamped favorites and history menus, a streamlined downloads UI, and more recently, the enhancements to Collections. Today, the firm announced another change coming to select Dev and Canary channel users, and this time, it relates to extensions.
Users that tend to use multiple extensions might have a cluttered toolbar owing to all the icons crowding the real estate next to the Omnibox. The only alternatives are to either move icons into the ellipsis menu or access them through the dedicated extensions page. Now, the Redmond firm is adding a dedicated Extensions menu in the toolbar that serves a flyout menu with the list of available extensions, similar to the history and Collections menus. Users can easily move the desired extensions by right-clicking on the desired icons and hide them from the toolbar.
The Extensions menu – similar to the one present in Google Chrome – not only contains the available extensions but also a view/hide toggle that users can use to choose which shortcuts are needed to be displayed on the toolbar, helping reduce clutter and avoid displaying infrequently used extensions. The three-dot menu contains more options such as the ability to remove an extension altogether or navigate to granular settings for the selected offering. Lastly, the menu also contains quick links to the Edge Addons page and the dedicated extension settings page.
While the change is currently rolling out to users running Dev and Canary channel builds, it is part of a Controlled Feature Roll-out (CFR), meaning that not every user running the test builds will receive the feature right away. Considering that the change is minor, it should not be too long before it makes it to more users.
Interestingly, a listing in the Edge Feature Roadmap page suggests that the feature is slated for release with version 89, which is expected to be released to the stable channel this week. It is possible that the change will be released via a minor mid-stream update or a server-side switch after the firm completes testing it with Insiders.
Have you received the new Extensions menu in Edge on the Dev or Canary channels? Let us know in the comments below!
Google releases new Android development curriculum
by Paul Hill
Google has announced the launch of the Android Development with Kotlin curriculum that gives instructors a plan to follow when teaching students how to write apps for Android devices. The course can be delivered in-person or in a virtual environment which really works well for the current situation where lockdowns are in place.
This new curriculum replaces an older one that was released back in 2018. The updated curriculum factors in Android platform changes such as the release of Android Jetpack libraries and Google preferring Android apps to be written in Kotlin rather than Java. According to the firm, Kotlin makes developers more productive with its “more concise syntax and improved code safety”.
Teachers are allowed to modify the curriculum when delivering it to students to make it work better in their specific circumstances. What’s more, is that instructors do not need to have prior Android or Kotlin experience although having a good grasp of programming is recommended.
In addition to the new course, Google is also making its Android Study Jams programme available for all today. Android Study Jams is an online curriculum that teaches programming through hands-on lessons. The programme is tailored for peer groups who learn to build Android apps together with a study group.
The Android Study Jams programme comes with two tracks that students can follow. The first track is aimed at programming novices who have no experience while the other track assumes that you do have programming knowledge but that you’re new to Android and Kotlin.
Today’s news is oriented towards formal education environments but Google also has a selection of materials that independent learners can also take advantage of. The company recommends its self-paced learning content, a selection of courses on Udacity, the library of YouTube videos, as well as the resources on developer.android.com.