Posts Tagged ‘coding and programming’

Cataloging Virtual Reality programming

The ACRL Technical Interest Group invites you to join us virtually for two
presentations on
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 12 PM (CDT)/1 PM (
Place: Zoom
The following will be 20 minute presentations with a 5 minute question
Cataloging Virtual Reality programming: why and how
Joy DuBose, Assistant Professor, Special Collections Cataloger at Mississippi
State University Libraries
When video games really came to the forefront, there were arguments as to
whether these materials should be offered by libraries and whether or not they
should be cataloged. Now with the appearance of virtual reality (VR), which
has games and programming that are mostly in digital format, these arguments
are returning. Many libraries are questioning whether or not to add this
technology, and whether to catalog it.
While VR has taken off in many ways in the public arena, libraries are
somewhat slower to do so. The Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State
University has embraced VR. Through the library students, faculty, and non-
university affiliates can experience VR on several different systems. However,
questions were soon raised on how exactly do we catalog VR programming? This
presentation examines the question of should these materials be cataloged, the
different questions that arose during the process, and the workflow that was
created to catalog these materials.
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more on VR in libraries in this IMS blog

Python, Julia, Go, Rust

As Python’s lifetime grinds to a halt, a hot new competitor is emerging

other languages — the top players being Julia, Go, and Rust. Julia is great for mathematical and technical tasks, while Go is awesome for modular programs, and Rust is the top choice for systems programming.

Since data scientists and AI specialists deal with lots of mathematical problems, Julia is the winner for them.


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Today we're taking a look at when each coding language started. The languages are:⁣ ⁣ C – 1972⁣ C++ – 1980⁣ Python – 1980⁣ HTML – 1980⁣ Java – 1995⁣ JavaScript – 1995⁣ PHP – 1995⁣ C# – 2001⁣ Scala – 2003⁣ GO – 2009⁣ Kotlin – 2011⁣ TypeScript – 2012⁣ ⁣ What language do you use?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Follow @thecodecrumbs⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #c #cplusplus #python #html #java #javascript #php #csharp #scala #golang #kotlin #typescript #programming #softwaredevelopment #appdevelopment #webdeveloper #devlife #computer #webdevelopment #software #codinglife #machinelearning #programmer #programmers #developers #coding #learnprogramming #developer #dev

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more on Python in this IMS blog

salary programming languages

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According to jobs site Indeed, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding. HackerRank, a programming tech company surveyed over 116,000 software developers worldwide to figure out what coding languages were associated with the highest pay. If you're self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, learning how to code could help with your career! Which of those do you already have some experience with? #WorldwideEngineering #engineer #engineering #programming #programmer

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python to clean data

7 Simple Python Functions to Clean Your Data

Fábio Neves  Jan 9


  • Merging all files from a specific folder
  • Edit every file in the same folder and re-save them again
  • Cleaning the header of your datasets
  • Split dataframe columns into two or more columns
  • Filter specific dataframe columns based on their column names
  • Calculate the number of days between two dates
  • Calculate number of weeks/months/years between two dates

more on python in this IMS blog

100 tech debacles of the decade

1. Anti-School Shooter Software

4. “The Year of the MOOC” (2012)

6. “Everyone Should Learn to Code”

8. LAUSD’s iPad Initiative (2013)

9. Virtual Charter Schools

10. Google for Education

14. inBloom. The Shared Learning Collaborative (2011)

17. Test Prep

20. Predictive Analytics

22. Automated Essay Grading

25. Peter Thiel

26. Google Glass

32. Common Core State Standards

44. YouTube, the New “Educational TV”

48. The Hour of Code

49. Yik Yak

52. Virtual Reality

57. TurnItIn (and the Cheating Detection Racket) (my note: repeating the same for years:

59. Clayton Christensen’s Predictions

61. Edmodo.

62. Edsurge

64. Alexa at School

65. Apple’s iTextbooks (2011)

67. UC Berkeley Deletes Its Online Lectures. ADA

72. Chatbot Instructors. IBM Watson “AI” technology (2016)

81. Interactive Whiteboards (my note: repeating the same for years:

82. “The End of Library” Stories (and the Software that Seems to Support That)

86. Badges

89. Clickers

90. “Ban Laptops” Op-Eds (my note: collecting pros and cons for years:

92. “The Flipped Classroom”

93. 3D Printing

100. The Horizon Report