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Free Udemy Courses! Our Community Resource Just Keeps Going

A while back, we alerted you to a thread on LowEndTalk where community member – and now moderator! – @Arkas shared free courses from Udemy. That thread was started in September and the community is still dropping courses there!  It’s definitely worth a bookmark. Also, note that many of these courses are only free for a […]

Implement a Plugin Architecture in Python with Only Two Lines of Code!

Tags: , , Date/Time: May 30, 2022 @ 12:58 pm, by raindog308

I’ve been doing a ton of Python coding lately and one thing I’ve really appreciated is how easy it is to implement a plugin system. When would you use this?  If you’re shipping code, you may want to include hooks for your end users to extend your code.  If you document a plugin interface, they […]

C# Gaining in Popularity According to TIOBE; Python, C, and Java Still Lead

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: May 9, 2022 @ 7:17 pm, by raindog308

The most recent TIOBE index shows C# gaining significantly in popularity over the last 5 years. “If we compare the current TIOBE index rankings to 1 year ago (May 2021), C# is gaining most popular of all programming languages by far,” according to Paul Jansen, CEO of TIOBE Software.  “Its rankings has increased almost 2% […]

Config Files are Trivial: Python’s configparser Module

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 8, 2022 @ 12:23 pm, by raindog308

As you can probably tell by this being the second Python article this weekend, I’ve been doing a bit of Python coding, both at work and at home.  It’s a pleasant language to work in, and one of Python’s big advantages is its “batteries included” philosophy. In other languages, it’s very common to download and […]

Command-Line Argument Processing for the Lazy: Python’s argparse Module

Tags: , , , Date/Time: May 7, 2022 @ 2:34 pm, by raindog308

Like many of you, I write a lot of throwaway scripts to do a task.  These are quick undocumented 20-line blobs of code that do janitorial or maintenance tasks and they’re deleted almost as soon as they’re written. But if something is going to endure, I try to take a more professional approach: documentation and […]

Have You Checked Out Our Tutorials?

Sure, you come to LowEndBox to get great deals, but did you know you can also learn a thing or two here? We have over 250 tutorials we’ve published over the years on topics such as Linux VPS administration, setting up and running popular services, how to get more out of your VPS, mad scientist projects, […]

Free Books from Green Tea Press on Python, Java, C++, and Much More

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm, by raindog308

Allen Downey is a professor of Computer Science at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts.  He’s written numerous books and I was delighted to discover that many if not all are available as free downloads on his web site, Green Tea Press. You can get free boosk on: Python Java Data Science […]

RackNerd Giveaway Video #2 Now on LowEndBoxTV: How to Get Free Udemy Courses!

Would you like some awesome technical education for free? Who wouldn’t! Well-known education provider Udemy periodically offers many of their courses for free and LowEndTalk has a thread dedicated to helping you find and claim these free deals. We covered this in an earlier post but now we’re back with a LowEndBoxTV video.  And this […]

Udemy Has Free Courses on Python, Linux, SQL, Machine Learning, and More!

Training powerhouse Udemy frequently releases free courses for limited time periods. Obviously, their hope is that you’ll try out their instruction, like what you see, and then purchase additional courses. LowEndTalk member @Arkas created a thread since September 12 with links to these free courses.  They come and go quickly – typically 24-48 hours, or […]

Instant Reactions to Filesystem Events with inotify

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: May 20, 2021 @ 11:58 pm, by raindog308

The ability to run programs automatically is one of the great liberating powers of computers. In Unix, it’s common for users to schedule jobs using cron or at (or with systemd, timers). But what if you want to run a job not based on a schedule but rather in response to an event? Imagine you […]

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