"Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file."

—Louis Srygley

Computer science, the new entry to schools in UK schools, holds much confusion for teachers and students alike.

Introduction to Python using Turtle : A Review

Posted on 11-06-19 in Computing • Part 5 of Introduction to Programming series • Tagged with python, turtle

A brief review of the first part of this Turtle course

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Academic Coding - Wrangling Data Into a Computer

Posted on 22-05-19 in Computing • Tagged with Academia, Python, Data

A common pattern in academia is cleaning up and processing dozens if not hundreds of files containing data. This post explores techniques for doing so in a clean, sane way.

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A Reasonably Detailed Introduction to Classes In Python

Posted on 20-02-19 in Computing • Tagged with Python, A-level

Classes are a useful structure in Python for abstracting behaviours and grouping functions & variables together. This article covers an introduction to the topic along with several examples.

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Using Decorators in Python

Posted on 04-02-19 in Computing • Tagged with python

What decorators are and how they can be used in Python are discussed in this article

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A Level Computing Project - Where to start

Posted on 19-01-19 in Computing • Tagged with A-level, Computer Science

This guide outlines how to begin writing (and coding) an A-level project for Computer Science

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Random numbers, order and choices

Posted on 01-10-18 in Computing • Tagged with python. random, passwords

In this article I will present uses of the standard library random. We will apply this to some useful examples.

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What to do when you're stuck

Posted on 24-02-18 in Computing • Tagged with python, programming

In this article I outline what to do if you get stuck with the exercises.

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Fancy Printing With Python

Posted on 10-11-17 in Computing • Tagged with python, output, print

Printing with the new format argument is an incredibly useful technique. In this article I will present a few use cases.

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Asking for Validated Input

Posted on 08-11-17 in Computing • Tagged with python, gcse, coding

In this post I will describe one way to ask the user for input and reject invalid input

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