Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Customize Netbeans - two simple tutorials

Netbeans is a great free, cross-platform IDE that supports a variety of programming languages. In my latest YouTube videos I show two handy ways of customising Netbeans.

How to add custom TODO tags in Netbeans

How to enable or disable comment formatting in Netbeans

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

From pop stars to programming

How did I go from interviewing Duran Duran to programming in Ruby, C and C#? John Colley’s Online Learning Podcast explains all. This video gives a short extract from the interview that John did with me. Listen to the complete interview at the Online Learning podcast:

Friday, 9 May 2014

Free podcast about programming, Udemy and online learning

Pop stars, programming and big, furry dogs. How I went from interviewing Duran Duran to becomeing a top-selling programming teacher on Udemy. John Colley’s interview with me reveals all in the latest episode of his excellent Online Learning Podcast.

John has interviewed many of the top Udemy instructors, so if you want to learn more about their backgrounds, the subjects they teach and the strategies they have used to become successful online, this podcast is definitely worth subscribing to. John’s interview with me is here:

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

How to synchronize audio and video

Getting an audio track to sync with a separately-recorded video track isn't that hard to do. Our latest YouTube video explains the basics...     

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Video Samurai - make pro videos on an amateur budget

The Video Samurai is the name of my latest YouTube playlist. This is a series of videos that will help you to make your own YouTube (or eLearning) videos without spending a fortune on hardware and software. The first two videos have just gone online. More to follow. To keep up to date with all my latest videos, be sure to Subscribe to the BitwiseCourses YouTube channel.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Lazarus and Free Pascal - for cross-platform programming

My latest YouTube video shows you how to get started with the free Lazarus IDE and the Free Pascal compiler. Follow along to design and run a simple form-based "Hello world" program in just a few minutes:

Lazarus is a neat visual programming system that makes it easy to create Object Pascal applications on Windows, OS X or Linux. This video is taken from my in-depth course Learn To Program Pascal and Delphi. If you don't need a complete course, however, you will find a few free videos on Lazarus and Delphi by browsing my YouTube Pascal programming playlist. There are lots more free programming videos on Ruby, C, C#, Java and more on the Bitwise Courses YouTube channel, so be sure to Subscribe!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Learn to program Java - free videos

My latest free videos on YouTube are all about Java programming. In common with my YouTube Ruby programming series, my Java videos are just 60 seconds long, so you get straight to the important stuff without having to endure any waffle. So far there are just two Java videos online but more are coming soon - so be sure to subscribe to the Bitwise Courses YouTube channel - and be the first to know whenever there is anything new.

Here are the first two Java videos...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Programming For Beginners - free videos

The Bitwise Courses YouTube channel now has an ever-growing course on Programming For Beginners (currently 13 videos with more due soon). This course explains the basics of programming - everything from functions and variables to arrays and dictionaries. If you are learning Ruby, you might also want to take a look at my series of one-minute hints and tips: Ruby Programming in 60 Seconds. And no matter what programming language you happen to be using, you should definitely try creating one of the most interesting and enjoyable types of computer program - an adventure game. And I have a short series of videos on that subject too. There are lots more videos coming online all the time, so make sure you never miss any and Subscribe To The Bitwise Courses YouTube Channel!

Anyway, here is the latest video in my Programming For Beginners course...

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Free Ruby Programming Videos

Learn Ruby programming with my new series of free videos on YouTube. This series, 'Ruby Programming in 60 seconds', gives a set of super-quick guides to Ruby programming topics. Each video in this series is just one minute long. Over the past few days I've added three videos to this series and many more will be published in the weeks ahead. You can find my YouTube Ruby videos here:

I also have many other free programming videos on YouTube and my channel is growing all the time. To be sure never to miss a new video, go to the Bitwise Courses YouTube channel page and click the Subscribe button:

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Learn To Program Adventure Games

My latest free series of videos on YouTube considers how to go about designing and programming a text adventure game. I first became interested in programming way back in the 1980s after playing games such as Zork and Colossal Cave. My series takes you through the basics of adventure-game development. It's not language-specific: it discusses the programming strategies you may wish to adopt to create games rather than the nitty-gritty details of how to write a game in a particular language. Adventure games are great fun, both to play and to program. So why not give it a go...?

Getting Started...

Planning the Class hierarchy...

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Ruby For Programmers - the Number One Course on CodeProject

Ruby For Programmers is my quick-start, non-nonsense Ruby course that explains all the stuff a programmer needs to know about Ruby without al the waffle. CodeProject announced today that it's the top-selling course on their eLearning site, CodeProject TV.

Learn more about the courses here.