Google Places and Google Maps Tutorial: Step by Step for Beginners

In the last ten years the mobile era has increased the importance of geolocation based and mapping apps. The Google Maps API and the Google Places APIs have come to represent the gold standard in geolocation information and mapping. In … Continue reading

What Programming Language Should I Learn First? 2017 Edition

What Programming Langauge Should I Learn First?

From the casually curious, to the seriously motivated, “What Programming Language Should I Learn First?” is the most common question I get. For years I gave a nuanced answer. “Well, that depends on what you want to do…” That answer … Continue reading

QuickBytes: Build a Javascript Application with Mark

Javascript Application: Movie Information This is a fun Javascript Application that you can build in just a few minutes. This application will contact the OMDB API and get information about any movie in the database. The Javascript application then parses … Continue reading

HTML5: MP3 Player Project Tutorial 2016 Edition

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In this article we will be making an mp3 player from scratch, using the most basic pieces: Basic text editor Up to date browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari….) jQuery 1.12.3 uncompressed developer edition (https://jquery.com/download/) Languages: HTML5 and JavaScript … Continue reading

HTML5 App Tutorial: Live Code Washington Metro API Application 4/11/2016

HTML5 App Tutorial- Washington Metro API

HTML5 App Tutorial: Build a full app with LearnToProgram’s Mark Lassoff During this live code session Mark uses HTML5, Javascript and CSS to create a departures board for the Metro Center station in the Washington Metro train system.  You will … Continue reading