Google has created a free Python class designed for “people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python.” According to their course description: The class includes “written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding.
The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the benevolence of fellow programmers.
Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products. The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.
I’ve been wanting to test out Firefox 3 since it was released a short time ago. I have so many tweaks and plugins installed on my old Firefox 2 instance, that I am not ready to blow it away just yet. Also, over time I’ve been burned many times by becoming an early adopter that I’ve learned just because its new, does not necessarily mean its better. I decided it would probably be a good idea to install FF3 to my USB thumb drive instead of my main system for now. Luckily PortableApps has packaged and released Firefox3 portable for USB drives.
I know there are hundreds, if not thousands of list of Windows “free software” on the web. But every time I read one of those lists, I usually find one or two applications which I wasn’t aware of previously. So I figured that one more list couldn’t hurt. People like lists. There will obviously be a lot of things that you have seen before, but I’m sure some of you will find some new gems to try. This is by no means a complete list of Freeware. I am only adding software to this list that I’ve used and determined to be worthwhile. Many of these applications may fall on the “geeky” side, as I mainly do IT consulting.