January 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 1)
Strong Points: Many different programming languages/platforms
Weak Points: Some non-English tutorials, poor video resolution
The people at welovecoding.com sure are enthusiastic about computer programming—and now they want to pass the enthusiasm on to you! The Programming Tutorials app gives users access to a library of tutorial videos (some recorded exclusively for this app) that cover many different programming languages and platforms. These languages/platforms include C++, HTML5, Java, Linux, Python, iPhone, and Android, among others. And speaking of languages, users should be warned that while most of the tutorials come in the English variety, some of the platforms included in the app (such as Windows 7) have only German-language tutorials. However, as the tutorials videos are demonstrative in nature (e.g. a screen shot showing the cursor motions), the language issue may not be such a barrier after all…if you can follow along without a narrator.