I just set up a Twitter bot to generate pharmaceutical ads and tweet them out a few times a day. (Source code here). I ended up piecing together concepts from a couple different tutorials in order to do this, and no single tutorial laid out the whole process, so I’m writing it up here.
If you’ve never worked with Django, it’s worth going through the Django Girls Tutorial or the one on the Django Project website. If you’re trying to add a Django page and aren’t sure you’re doing it right, make sure you have the following things:
You can use Visual Studio’s debugging features not just to debug a particular script, but to set breakpoints while your Node.js application is running.
I wrote a post for O’Reilly’s blog about the problem-solving process. It’s grown out of some ideas I’ve been mulling over for a while, and is an attempt to articulate a key skill that everyone knows we need, but we are rarely taught directly.
I gave a spooky presentation about error messages for Friday the 13th at Django Girls.
This is a post about PHP, but it is not a post about whether PHP is an Objectively Good or Bad Language. Enough has been written on that, and I don’t think I have much to add. Instead, it’s a post on how our experiences with a tool shape our opinions on that tool.