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Links from the bottom of all the March 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

An Overview of Circuit Diagrams

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How to Use a Breadboard

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Brackets, Semicolons, or Nothing, Oh My

Programming Style

Coding Conventions

The bottom of this article also includes links to conventions for specific languages.

Naming Conventions

PEP 8: Style Guide for Python Code

Erlang Programming Style

C Programming Style Guides

Version Control Software

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Non-Relational Databases







Their front page has a list of dozens of NoSQL database with links to each technology.

Non-Relational Databases

A fairly quick overview of how NoSQL databases work and what they offer.

Zina Nicole Lahr

The Brief Wondrous Life of Zina Lahr

The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr

Mourning Friend Creates Portrait of a Young Artist

How to Build an Origami Crane

Off Beat: Barbed Wire and Patent Trolls

The Development and Rise of Barbed Wire

The Early Years: A Brief History of Barbed Wire

Fencing the Great Plains,%20final.pdf

Barbed Wire (Wikipedia)

Amazing Barbed Wire Patents

Barbed Wire

Last Word(s): Users and Makers

The STEM Crisis is a Myth

Debunking Myths About Highly-Skilled Immigration and the Global Race for Talent

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Electronics Kits

CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards

Amateur (aka Ham) Radio

Also In The March 2014 Issue

An Interview with Ben Heck

Ben Heckendorn is a self-taught maker with high energy, an internet show on Element14 (The Ben Heck Show), and a wonderfully wicked sense of humor. He also inspired this issue of the magazine.

Circuit Diagrams

Circuit diagrams are maps used to design and build electronic devices. This article describes connections, components, history, and tools used to create circuit diagrams.

Electronics Projects for Beginners

Here are links to projects, tutorials, parts, and online communities to help you get started with electronics projects for beginners.

Zina Lahr

Meet someone who used her love of electronics to create deeply fun and personal robots, gadgets, and other cool stuff.

Version Control Software

Version control software captures an evolving snapshot of one set of code along with all changes in case older versions need to be retrieved.

Brackets, Semicolons, or Nothing, Oh My

How do programming languages know what to process? And in the correct order?


JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is an elegant way to organize data into key:value pairs and make web applications work like software.

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.

How to Use an Electronic Breadboard

Electronic breadboards are used to prototype electronic circuit designs and projects without messy solder or hot soldering irons.

Learn More Links for March 2014

Links from the bottom of all the March 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.


Node.js is a software platform to create fast, scalable web applications quickly. These applications also use JavaScript on the server and web browsers.

Non-Relational Databases

These databases are relatively new technology to store data in databases. Here are a few options to explore.

News Wire Stories for March 2014

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of February 2014.