Sunday, January 14, 2018

Udacity Digital Marketing Nanodegree preview

Udacity Digital Marketing Nanodegree offers real world marketing practice. You get a real budget and play with real world professional tools like MailChimp, Hubspot, Google AdWords, Facebook Ad,  ... There's no guarantee for jobs but that's a solid starting point for practicing and getting your hands dirty with all the marketing tools. What I like is that at the end of course, you will get a full portfolio to show. I was able to get to weekly top list and ultimately get to 150000 impressions. That's a solid experience despite the tiny real world budget! And I got some experience managing Udacity's account get a preview of the one million dollar account.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bloc Online Web Development Bootcamp Info Session

Bloc held this virtual info session for prospective students interested in its online web development bootcamp service. Watch the Youtube video below. We are not affiliated with Bloc.

I have watched Bloc's free webinar on Alexa Skills development it was quite good!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Famous Websites Build with Ruby and Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a great MVC framework for rapid prototyping and it has also been used to build robust heavy traffic popular websites!
Websites Built with Ruby on Rails
  • Twitter
  • Airbnb
  • Bleacher Report (sports news media site)
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Dribbble
  • Fiverr
  • Github !!
  • Hulu, IndieGOGO, KickSTarter, Groupon, GoodRead, Funny or Die, One Month Rails — a YCombinator startup,, BaseCamp, Square, Strava, ThemeForest, Shopify… you get the idea.
Some of these websites garner millions of visitors daily.
Fun fact: SquareSpace is built with the SquareSpace CMS though it has a Rails look.
Ruby on Rails can also be used for building a landing page that collects emails.
Websites and Apps Built with Ruby Code
  • Shopify heavily uses Ruby and Python. Shopify also has a Rails generator for development, used by Shopify Partners
  • Google Sketch Up
  • Basecamp
  • NASA Research — Langley Research Center, 37Signal, LiveRamp (marketing, cookie browser data)
  • Did you know that Ruby Motion lets you code iOS apps using Ruby?
This list does not include all the gems built with Ruby.
Ruby is mobile portable, can be used in applications that require speed and conservation of space.
Bonus: did you know that everything in Ruby is an object? Did you know that the Ruby language was created by a Japanese computer engineer?
Bonus — Great Ruby on Rails Tutorials and Courses
  • Johns Hopkins Ruby on Rails on Coursera
  • Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails tutorials for beginners
  • RailsCast
  • One Month Rails Security
Rails has strong affinity with Git, Stripe, MongoDB, Heroku, CoffeeScript (integrated), 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Using Python Pandas to analyze and visualize financial data

Using Pythons pandas to analyze and visualize financial data Visual examples include multi axis plotting, subplots, bar chart, stacking bar chart, box plot aka candle stick plot, sample code making a scatter matrix, seaborn kernal density estimation (kde) plot, Andrew Curves, Parallel Coordinates, Lag Plot, AutoCorrelation Plot, Bootstrap Plot, RadViz, ColorMaps,

Shapeways Free 3D Model Checking Tool

Shapeways 3D printing shop / factory free 3D model checking tool, resource

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

LRU Cache Android Development Pattern

Beyond understanding LRU aka least recently used cache for technical interview here is another reason to learn the technique: you can actually use this in Android development

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Kadane's Algorithm - Maximum Subarray Problem

The Maximum Subarray Problem using Kadane's Algorithm

Udacity Digital Marketing Nanodegree preview

Udacity Digital Marketing Nanodegree offers real world marketing practice. You get a real budget and play with real world professional tools...