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Learn to Build Node.js Web Apps With This Zine Learn to Build Node.js Web Apps With This Zine

If you’re new to building web apps, check out the first issue of You Got This!, a friendly zine from developer community Glitch. The issue teaches the basic concepts behind web servers, and the npm package manager for Javascript. It also features career profiles of three community-leading web developers, and blurbs of…

Advance Your JavaScript Skills with the JavaScript the Good Parts Course Advance Your JavaScript Skills with the JavaScript the Good Parts Course

Like any other programming language, JavaScript has both good parts and bad parts. If you want to avoid the bad parts and learn some best practice coding techniques, check out this free course taught by Douglas Crockford, author of JavaScript: The Good Parts.

JavaScript & JQuery: A More Beautiful Way
to Learn Web Development JavaScript & JQuery: A More Beautiful Way to Learn Web Development

These days, there’s no shortage of online resources for teaching yourself to code, but there’s also nothing like reading a good instruction book from start to finish. JavaScript & JQuery, by Jon Duckett, is perhaps the most elegant, visually engaging book you can learn JavaScript from.

Lrn Helps You Learn to Code at Your Convenience Lrn Helps You Learn to Code at Your Convenience

iOS: Learning to code can be overwhelming. Like anything intimidating, it helps to break the challenge up into smaller, digestible tasks. Lrn helps you do that by guiding you through quick lessons and mini-quizzes so you can learn Javascript.

Eloquent JavaScript Teaches You JavaScript for Free Eloquent JavaScript Teaches You JavaScript for Free

These days, there’s no dearth of great resources for learning to code. Here’s another great one, a 21-chapter book posted online and chock full of JavaScript training.

Tomodo Lets You Style and Add Code to Your Favorite Web Sites Tomodo Lets You Style and Add Code to Your Favorite Web Sites

Don't like the way a site looks or want to add some code to enhance it? Tomado is a simple webapp for modding a site to your liking.

Most Popular Programming Language for First-Time Learners: Python Most Popular Programming Language for First-Time Learners: Python

If you're planning to learn to code, the first language you should learn depends heavily on what you plan to do. However, some languages are easier and offer more portable skills than others. We asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best languages for first-time learners. Now it's time to highlight the…

Five Best Programming Languages for First-Time Learners Five Best Programming Languages for First-Time Learners

If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you're trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there. Still, some languages are easier to pick up than others, have a community dedicated to teaching, or…

iOS Workflows Is a Collection of Ways to Automate Data Sharing in iOS iOS Workflows Is a Collection of Ways to Automate Data Sharing in iOS

If you want to automate something on iOS, you have to use one of a few methods: URL schemes, bookmarklets, scripts, or specific apps. It's not especially difficult, but it is a pain and a little hard to understand. Thankfully, GitHub user Christopher White collected a ton of these workflows together on one page.

Khan Academy Computer Science Teaches You to Code Through Exploration Khan Academy Computer Science Teaches You to Code Through Exploration

Free tutorials website Khan Academy has launched new computer science tutorials designed to teach anyone programming. The Khan Academy Computer Science site throws you right into the code behind a range of projects, so you can learn by experimenting with the JavaScript code.

Kill Evil Gets Rid of Annoying JavaScript Tweaks All Over the Web Kill Evil Gets Rid of Annoying JavaScript Tweaks All Over the Web

Chrome: Kill Evil is a simple extension that disables annoying scripts all across the web, like sites that won't let you right-click, sites that won't let you copy images, or sites that paste in citation links whenever you copy their text.

How to Create a Compelling Browser-Based Presentation in Minutes with Deck.js How to Create a Compelling Browser-Based Presentation in Minutes with Deck.js

Traditionally, creating presentations requires using an app like Powerpoint and can cause various compatibility issues, but with the free, open source tool deck.js, you can create an elegant set of slides that can run in any browser either online or off. All it takes is minimal knowledge of basic HTML, and we've…

Set Gmail as Your Browser's Default Email Client with a Simple Hack Set Gmail as Your Browser's Default Email Client with a Simple Hack

Sick of mailto: links in your browser opening Outlook or Mail.app whenever you click them? You can tackle this problem with extensions or through other means, but Googler and HTML5 guru Paul Irish offers a simple, no-add-ons-required approach. Here's how it works:

De-Blackout Wikipedia with This Bookmarklet De-Blackout Wikipedia with This Bookmarklet

Yes, Wikipedia is blacked out to protest SOPA, the bill that wants to censor your internet. We're already staunchly anti-SOPA around Lifehacker HQ, so while we're all for the blackout (solidarity!), it's kind of preaching to the choir. And while we've rounded up a few ways to circumvent the blackout, the best yet…

How to Access Wikipedia During the Anti-SOPA Blackout How to Access Wikipedia During the Anti-SOPA Blackout

As you may know, Wikipedia and several other sites, including Reddit and BoingBoing, are protesting SOPA with a scheduled blackout on January 18th. If you rely on the online encyclopedia for work or study and can't bear to be without it for even a day, don't worry. Several great tools can give you access to that…

Use Your Browser's Developer Tools to Learn New HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Techniques Use Your Browser's Developer Tools to Learn New HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Techniques

Like we noted in our night school lessons on JavaScript and HTML/CSS, one of the best ways to learn how to code better is by looking at what other people are doing. A new web site called Don't Fear the Internet has a great overview on how you can do that easily. Here are the basic steps:

Paste HTML Is a Free Testing Ground for Your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code Paste HTML Is a Free Testing Ground for Your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code

Perhaps you've recently learned to code and want to play around with those skills. Paste HTML is a tool that'll let you paste or type in some HTML and publish it anonymously on the web so you can see what that code can do.

Gmail Chat Exporter Makes Copying and Printing Chats Much Easier Gmail Chat Exporter Makes Copying and Printing Chats Much Easier

Gmail quietly, automatically saves your chat messages, as if they were emails. That makes copying, saving, or printing multiple chats across a few days pretty difficult. Enter Gmail Chat Exporter, a bookmarklet that creates a simple text chat history with any contact.

SpellBook Combines Helpful Bookmarklets into a Right-Click Chrome Menu SpellBook Combines Helpful Bookmarklets into a Right-Click Chrome Menu

Chrome only: Bookmarklets can do wonderful things, but hunting for them might not be your cup of tea. SpellBook combines bookmarklets into a right-click menu you can trigger from any page, so you can Instapaper, Evernote, link-shorten, or otherwise act on helpful stuff.

Firefox 4 Beta Updates with Speed, Stability, and Themes Firefox 4 Beta Updates with Speed, Stability, and Themes

Android only: Mozilla's posted a new Firefox 2 Beta into the Android Market. What's new? Stability, bug fixes, theme support, and more than 100 add-ons. But Mozilla claims this release is faster, JavaScript-wise, than Android's default browser. Is it? Maybe. Kinda.

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