Blog: Programming


Programming Overview

Web Services programmers have been coding for the web since 1997.

How we can help researchers with data

Leyla Ismayilova, Assistant Professor, SSA, needed to get precise information about how her work is being used by families in Kazakhstan.

Notes from the Code for America Summit

I recently attended a conference that brings together innovators from hundreds of government agencies across the U.S.

Claire Micklin

Notes from BADCamp 2015

Free training at Bay-Area Drupal Camp is time well spent for Drupal developers.

An Introduction to Automated Testing with Behat

Behat is based on the principles of Behavior-Driven Development.

Gabe McElwain

Web Application Security: As Important as it Ever Was

Staying on top of the latest vulnerabilities and constantly revisiting the security of your web application code can keep you one step ahead of internet ne’er-do-wells.

When and why to use robots.txt files

A closer look at how to implement robots.txt files on your website.

2015 UChicago App Challenge

The UChicago App Challenge has just concluded its fourth year. Each year the app ideas get even better, and the prototypes that we are able to build in just 10 weeks are more full-featured. This year the field was dwindled from an initial pool of 120+ entrants to three finalists.

Refactoring Conditional Logic

As programmers we strive to write code that is readable and maintainable. Complex conditional logic, however, can easily become confusing and difficult to grasp quickly.

Lessons Learned From My First App Release

Each app is a journey, and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way.