Getting started with PHP

Your local server with PHP after just a few minutes.EasyPHP gets you up and running in just a few minutes.

By: Martin Ove

PHP plays a huge role in the internet today, but unlike JavaScript, HTML and the likes, you can’t just try it out by typing a few commands into a text file and opening it with your browser.

PHP has to be installed on a server, a fact that for a long time has kept me from learning the language. Luckily, I discovered EasyPHP, which does all the work for you in a few minutes. (more…)

Getting started with JavaScript – Online tutorials


[tweetmeme]If you want to learn JavaScript, these two sites will make your life easier.

By: Martin Ove

Learning new stuff is a lot easier, when you have access to good and inspiring materials to aid you on the way.

I wanna share two sites with you, that have taught me the JavaScript I know. If your seeking a step-by-step incremental tutorial on how start using JavaScript, this is it. (more…)

Webscraping with Python – Getting started


[tweetmeme]If you have no idea on how to start scraping the web with Python, then read on. The first small step is simpler than I thought it would be.

By: Martin Ove

This post will teach you how to fetch the HTML of a website using Python in windows. This is as far as I have gotten at this time, and even though it isn’t really useful yet, I guess it’s the first step towards webscraping with Python.

First of all you need to get Python on your computer. (more…)

Getting started with Python – Free ebook


A small screenshot of the Python prompt and the familiar logo pulled from Wikimedia Commons.

By: Martin Ove

[tweetmeme]A few days ago it was announced, that there’s gonna be held courses in programming for journalist in Denmark next year. Check out the blogpost from the guys behind it (in danish).

They are gonna to make web-scrapers with the programming language Python, and it got me fired up on refreshing my (puny) Python skills.
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