Teaching Your Kids to Code

LifeHacker has a story today about an interactive programming tool developed by Code.org.  It’s a really great idea and a visual way to teach kids how to code.

In a genius move, Code.org licensed MineCraft and Star Wars as the two sandbox environments that your kids learn in.  I remember doing some similar 30 years ago in Turtle.

Highly recommended.

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Amazon Web Services in Plain English

Found this little gem today and had to pass it on. The folks at ExpeditedSSL have put together a nice little glossary of all  Amazon Web Services and a brief description of each.

A very handy reference that you can send to folks that aren’t up to speed on Amazon or perhaps a bit non-technical.

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Some additional Amazon Cheatsheets: