Cloud9 as a Development Environment

I first encountered Cloud9 (the IDE, not the professional gamers) a couple years ago, when I was looking for a nice HTML/CSS editor for the students in my Exploring Computer Science course to use on their own laptops. I settled on it because it had good highlighting, didn’t require them to understand anything on the […]

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Markdown in WordPress

I’ve been writing a lot of prose over the past year – lesson plans, online content, blog posts, etc. As more of my prose has also involved code samples, I’ve gravitated toward Markdown for writing my text for a few reasons: It’s dead simple to incorporate code blocks It’s cleaner to look at than raw […]

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C# on a Mac

I recently was asked to teach a guest lecture for a class in C#. Only one catch: my laptop was a Mac. Of course, this day and age, there are plenty of options for running Windows on a Mac. Some magazines have gone so far as to declare that Macs are the best Windows laptops. […]

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First Impressions of Swift

Ohio¬†was hammered with snow last night, leaving me with a snow day today. After spending an hour shoveling myself out of the driveway (which I expect I’ll have to do again to get back in), I headed to Starbucks, grabbed a coffee, and decided to look into the current state of iOS app development. I’ve […]

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