Web Development 101 – The Basics

A great example of introductory programming knowledge for those who are just starting out. If you’re worried about figuring out just where to break into the programming world, definitely check out this article for some great tips.


Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a guest post by Bryan J. Brown. Part 2 will be posted on July 30.

If you’ve been paying attention to the librarian blog scene at all, you’re probably familiar with the infamous “Should librarians learn to code?” debate. Maybe “debate” isn’t the best way to describe it; it’s more like a dead horse that bloggers give a few extra whacks to every couple of months. Well, now it’s my turn. It’s 2013, y’all. Of course you should learn to code. In case you haven’t noticed, pretty much every aspect of librarianship has been completely revolutionized by the web and that’s not a trend that will lose steam anytime soon. The web isn’t the future anymore, it’s already the present. The role of the digital librarian is to leverage all available technology to enhance access to information worldwide, and I don’t care whether…

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