Programmatically resize, color correct or modify images.
Automate your interactions with the web. Programmatically scrape website data, take screenshots.
Build programs that can be controlled from the command-line (terminal).
Perform NLP operations such as language detection and sentiment analysis.
Practice analyzing and working with large sets of data.
Use Web APIs to get news headlines, stock market and even cryptocurrency data.
What Readers Are Saying...
This book is pretty good for beginners. I knew nothing about coding before but now it is making more sense to me. It has a lot of examples that are very helpful!
Awecome Coding has a lot of useful examples on how coding can be used to tackle practical problems. It is easy to follow and understand.
As a product manager, I work with software engineers on a daily basis, and learning even a bit about coding helps me understand how they approach and tackle problems. This book is very accessible and helped me get to insight into how programming works.
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About the Author
Hi there! 👋 My name is Engin Arslan. I am a software developer based in Zürich. Before becoming a developer, I worked as a visual effects artist/technical director on films and TV shows, including Resident Evil 4, Tron, Mama, Pompeii, Vikings, and Strain. I received an Emmy Nomination and won a Canadian Screen Award for my Visual Effects work. During my time in VFX, I fell in love with Python and with programming in general. As a result, I have taught myself web development and changed careers to immerse myself completely in software development.
Currently, I am working as a front-end engineer. I am also an author for a couple of online courses and books, such as Awesome Coding. I was a professor at Seneca College in Toronto for 5 years, teaching programming to complete beginners.
My Teaching Style
I am a self-taught developer. I know how learning to code from scratch can be really challenging. My own learning journey made me very opinionated about how coding should be taught to beginners. Here are the principles that I abide by when I teach anything.
Not everything about a subject would be immediately relevant to you. In fact, you can go very far without knowing certain basic things when starting out. You could drive a car for a long time without knowing anything about how the engine works.
There can be things about any craft that you don't even have to learn at all. There is a chemistry to how molecules interact with each other when you are cooking, but you can be an excellent chef without knowing anything about it
Coding is an intellectual endeavour, and there are things about it that are absorbing and interesting. I believe in hiding complexity, but I don't agree with oversimplifying things. Imagine learning a new language and not being taught a single line of poetry or an expression. Where is the excitement in that?
Make it Actionable
It would be tough to learn how to play poker by just reading about it. At some point, you need to practice your learnings to get better at it. Coding is like that too. You can read all about it but what you learn needs to be enforced by exercises and examples.
Keep it Relevant and Inclusive
I try to have relevant and applicable examples to real-life situations. I personally find it painful when I come across a coding exercise that is not applicable or so niche that I can't even bother to learn what is being discussed. Using Star Wars characters when teaching might be fun if your audience is into that universe but can be a barrier when they haven't seen the movies.
One Thing at a Time
If I am learning statistics and being taught about it over an example of baseball, that means there are now two new things for me to worry about. There are much simpler examples to draw from and keep it to teaching one complex thing at a time.
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