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Python for Engineers: Part 3

June 27, 2016

It’s about time we did some more Python. Who’s excited? In the last couple of posts I’ve helped you literally get started by setting up a Python environment and then set you down the road of variables and in/output. And we could stop there; it’s enough functionality to write pretty much…Read More

Building A Web App Part 5: Code Complete

June 21, 2016

The only thing missing from our amazing prototype web application (to match built environment professionals in Slack channels by their interests), is some actual functionality. We’ve got…Read More

Building A Web App Part 4: Writing Code

June 21, 2016

In the last, fairly epic, post I walked you through the stack we’re going to be using for this web application that will unite all you built environment professionals. What we haven’t got, yet, is something that will actually run; just a…Read More

Building A Web App Part 3: Tooling Up

June 21, 2016 2

So we know what we’re going to write, what it’s going to look like, and what it needs to do before we can throw it to the wolves for comments. This post continues my weekend journey into prototyping…Read More

Building A Web App Part 2: Specification

June 21, 2016 2

This post continues on from the last, so I suggest you start there if you want to follow this series; making a simple web application to ask a user what about the built environment interests them and suggest…Read More

Building A Web App Part 1: Failing Fast

June 21, 2016 4

‘m willing to admit that this series of posts is going to be a little off topic, however I’ve had enough engineers ask me about the wonderful world of web apps and how to build one that I thought it’d be worth…Read More

Programming Languages For Engineers

June 6, 2016 1

Last weekend someone asked me what programming language they should learn, and I unhelpfully responded with “it depends”. And it does- if I asked you what material I should learn to…Read More

Evaluate: Excel’s Dirty Secret

June 4, 2016

As much as I hate to promote the use of Excel, I’ll grudgingly admit that it’s a useful application. And until you’ve all learned Python- it remains one of the most popular pieces of engineering software today. So you might as well learn how to squeeze every last drop of functionality from it.Read More

Python For Engineers: Part 2

May 26, 2016 2

As promised, today we’re going to put in some functionality; we’re going to calculate the gross area of the column. Arguably not that exciting, but it’ll arm us with a surprisingly large number of the building blocks…Read More

Engineering the Twitter API

May 24, 2016

Last week I talked at length about the wonderful world of the Web API, but completely failed to provide any details of how you can start playing with them. Well today…Read More