Wow, has it been a month already? While I have enjoyed my time here sharing my thoughts and resources on world of code (and yes, I could certainly go on!), it is time alas for my last article here on TechEx.
Over the last two weeks of my time with you, I would like to dig into some useful tools and resources we (librarians/library staff) can use to learn code ourselves, but also to provide to patrons who would like to take the leap and learn code we well.
Code is the backbone of the electronic tools that we use everyday, whether opening a Word document, using the Internet, editing a MARC record, or helping out patrons access a database. All these tools are built using coded instructions.
In 2013, there has been a significant surge in the “learn to code” movement that has taken various iterations.
Another visual programming environment, this one for the Arduino.
For those interested in using the Arduino programming language without "coding" out your sketches, this is an interesting alternative. Using a visual programming interface similar to Scratch, you can create Arduinio skteches that can be loaded to your microcontroller for execution.