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This post has been adapted from a talk I originally gave at codebar, which is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops. It is targeted to those who are learning to code. This post is in two parts, a little history, followed by some live command line examples. History Way back in the 60s - 70s, computers were becoming more than just calculators. They could save…

Best Gitter channels on: Go

Go, also known as Golang, is a open-source programming language developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike and Ken Thompson. Originally intended as a descendent of C++ for the 21st century, Golang is characterized by fast compilation, easier syntax, and an efficient garbage collection. It’s a clean, fast, typed language that is particularly strong for web development. See the list of Go-related communities we’re hosting on Gitter below & feel free…

Best Gitter channels on: Scala

Scala is an object-oriented functional language that has gained wide acceptance in developer communities for many of its merits, including runtime performance & stability, developer productivity, access to libraries, ease of learning, use for both static and dynamic language coders, as well as good libraries and language facilities for building concurrent and distributed applications. We have plenty of channels on Gitter dedicated to Scala — dive in & enjoy! scala/scala — Channel dedicated to the Scala programming…

Best Gitter channels on: Ruby

Ruby is a general purpose programming language created in the 1990s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto. It’s also considered one of the best languages to start with when you’re first learning to code. We have lots of channels dedicated to Ruby-related projects on Gitter, both for advanced developers and beginners. Check them out! rails/rails — General chat around Ruby on Rails. http://rubyonrails.org voltrb/volt — Volt is a reactive web framework where your Ruby…

Best Gitter channels on: Hardware, IoT & Robotics

If you’re into some high-tech tinkering, maker culture & creativity — we have something for you on Gitter. Check out those communities dedicated to hardware, Arduino, IoT, or even a software for drawing robots! Johnny-Five — Johnny-Five is an Open Source, Firmata Protocol based, IoT and Robotics programming framework, developed at Bocoup. Johnny-Five programs can be written for Arduino (all models), Electric Imp, Beagle Bone, Intel Galileo & Edison, Linino One, Pinoccio, pcDuino3, Raspberry Pi, Particle/Spark…