Coding

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    Creating a Beginners Coding Platform

    The term ‘Coding Platform’ can denote a type of hardware, on which you can code, or a particular operating system, or even a custom environment that’s pre-built and designed to allow the easy creation of…

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  • Writing Your Very First C++ Program

    We have discussed working with C++ on different operating systems, and with different IDE's, but for this guide we are going to be working exclusively in Windows and Code::Blocks. Let’s begin by writing your first…

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    Beginner C++ Mistakes

    There are many pitfalls the C++ developer can encounter, especially as this is a more complex and often unforgiving language to master.

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    Debugging Your Python Code

    It goes without saying that you’ll eventually come across an error in your code, where Python declares it’s not able to continue due to something being missed out, wrong or simply unknown. Being able to…

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  • Data Types in C++

    Variables, as we’ve seen, store information that the programmer can then later call up, and manipulate if required. Variables are simply reserved memory locations that store the values the programmer assigns, depending on the data…

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    CSS for Beginners – Borders

    In CSS, borders are used to define an area of the page or HTML element. In their most simple form, borders will be a solid, single-colour line around the element. But with a bit of…

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    CSS for Beginners – Colours & Backgrounds

    Almost every HTML element can be assigned a colour, and many can be given a background (a colour, a pattern or an image). Even if you want your website to be clean, white and modern,…

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  • CSS for Beginners – Inserting CSS Styles

    Before you can start to master Cascading Stylesheets (CSS), you need to know the different ways you can insert the styling into a HTML document. There are three different ways to insert a style sheet…

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    CSS for Beginners – CSS Syntax & Selectors

    CSS has a fairly logical syntax that is easy to understand. A CSS rule-set consists of a Selector and a Declaration. The declaration contains one or more sets of properties and values. Once you undserstand…

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    Working with C++ Variables

    Variables differ slightly when using C++ as opposed to Python. In Python, you can simply state that ‘a’ equals 10 and a variable is assigned. However, in C++ a variable has to be declared with…

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  • How To Compile and Execute C++ Code

    Compiling and executing C++ code from Code::Blocks is extraordinarily easy; it’s just a matter of clicking an icon and seeing the result. Here’s how it’s done.

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    How to Set Up C++ in Linux

    Linux is a great C++ coding environment. Most Linux distros already have the essential components preinstalled, such as a compiler and the text editors are excellent for entering code into, including colour coding; and there’s…

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    The Importance of Commenting Your C++ Code

    While comments may seem like a minor element to the many lines of code that combine to make a game, application or even an entire operating system, in actual fact they’re probably one of the…

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  • The Best IDE’s for Working With C++ Code

    If you want to try a different approach to working with your C++ code, then there are plenty of options available to you. Windows is the most prolific platform for C++ IDEs but there are…

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    How to Start Using C++ on Mac

    To begin C++ coding on a Mac you can use Apple’s own developer platform: Xcode. This is a free, full featured IDE that’s designed to create native Apple apps. However, it’s also able to be…

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