Best Practices

Tricky Technicians and Cybersecurity

How scammers can trick you into downloading malware onto your own computer.

How do Multiplayer Games Really Work?

Synchronizing games with players from all around the world is no easy task.

4 Free Python Tools

Resources to help you master programming without breaking the budget.

Spooky Sys Admin

Harness bash to become the ghost haunting your own computer.

How Secure is Your Web Browser?

A free online test service reveals how much personal data your web browser is giving away.

Coding Mistakes

Code can always be improved. Check out these tips to make you the best programmer you can be!

Coding is Good Review

It’s free, comprehensive, and available on-the-go. This cool app helps you master Python faster than ever before.

Rubber Duck Debugging

Ducks, dolls, and other stuff make great programmers. Here's how it works.

Girls, Computers, and STEAM

Some ideas how to engage young women in computing and STEAM based on recent research.

Software that Teaches Itself

Smart software design makes it easy for you to learn how to use it without help.

Code Reviews

Code reviews help programmers improve their code and learn more about the software they build.

Version Control

How do you keep track of many people working on the same set of code?

How to Erase Your Hard Drive

Deleting files on your computer doesn't make them disappear.

9 Important Questions Parents Forget to Ask When Choosing a Tech Camp

It's almost time to think about summer tech camps if your kids are interested. Here are a few questions to ask.

Common Problems Programmers Face

Developers deal with common problems in their work. Here’s are a few problems and how to overcome them.

Key Skills Programmers Should Learn

There are several key skills that I believe you need to have if you want to be a software programmer.

How to be a Lousy Programmer

What makes a programmer lousy is a good way to identify what makes a programmer great.

What is VR Sickness?

Virtual reality has brought to the masses an old problem with flight simulators: what happens when our brain, ears, and eyes disagree?

My Invention Literacy Research

Teacher and librarian Colleen Graves describes her journey with her students learning about invention literacy.

Programming Mistakes Beginners Make

Here's how to tell if you are a beginner programmer or if your programming skills are evolving.

5 Ways to Learn Programming Languages

If you are looking for ways to learn a new programming language or framework, here are my 5 suggestions.

Computing at School (CAS)

Computing at School (CAS) provides resources and support for computer science teachers and parents.

What Programming Language Should Students Learn First?

The choice of a first programming language can be overwhelming, from simple drag and drop to full languages.

How to Be a Better Programmer

10 steps you can take to improve your skills as a programmer.

The Drone Factor

Best practices and concepts to learn before you buy your first drone.

Rules for Robots

Robots and people need rules to function.

Unit Testing

Unit testing tests a set of code with data to test with the code and details about how the code is used and operated upon.

Math Circles

Math circles are groups of students who come together to have fun discussing and solving intriguing math questions.

How We Designed a School Robot

How our all girls high school robotics team designed then built a robot to compete in FIRST competitions next year.

The How and Why of Breadboards

This key part of electronics projects turns out to be easy to understand. Learn about breadboards by building a simple LED project with a 9V battery.