How To Install Pip – Python Package Manager

I want to help you know how to install pip – an alternative package manager for python. One interesting fact is that the process of installing pip is very similar to that of installing easy_install which  I did a few days ago. I know how frustrating it can be and that is why I want to save you some time! Without much ado, let us see how to install pip, shall we?

Simple steps on how to install pip

1)You will need setuptools before moving on:

Here is why I say that you need setuptools installed and don’t worry, I will show you everything you need.

How To Install Easy_install – Package Manager

You want to learn how to install easy_install and that is exactly what I am going to show you in this post. The first time you want to add a python package to your installation, it can be a hassle doing it manually if you don’t have easy_install or pip installed. I will be showing Windows users how to do this. So, let us get to it because I know you have other things to do after this.

how to install easy_install

As you can see from the above image, it is recommended for Windows users to download ez_setup.py and then run it. Doing so will install easy_install in the right folder! That is what we will do here:

Python Application Development You Are Invited

A python application can be a good place to start your web application development adventures and that is why I would like to invite you if you love teamwork and want to learn as you contribute. I am choosing a python application because python is my language of choice. Let me explain what the project is all about:

python application python applications

The Python Application Idea

As an aspiring web developer, I think differently, and I know you do this too – every time you run into things in life and you wish you could change the world. More often than not, you will be surprised to learn that someone has already developed something similar to your idea but instead of losing hope, you take a long walk alone and rethink the idea.

Top 10 Free Online Courses

The idea of offering free online courses was difficult several years ago mainly due to a lucrative business platform that has come to be known as college education. Although there are more than enough resources today, so many people cannot afford a college education, thanks to ever increasing tuition fees and ignorant politics.

free online courses

But not all is lost. There is some light at the end of the tunnel – the birth and growth of Free Online Courses through big name universities across the globe. Perhaps the only thing remaining is for companies to finally hire their potential employees not by looking at a paper but skills they have earned. Now let us take a quick look at my favorite list of free online courses you could start with today.

Good Programming Styles and Practices

Hello! I hope you are doing good today! Understanding good programming styles and practices is very important to any serious programmer. Most people have arguments for and against certain ways of programming – let us look at a few and then give you an opportunity to share your own views.

good programming styles and practices

Common Questions :

  • Should you comment your code or not?
  • Curly braces on separate lines or not ?
  • Camel case or not camel case?
  • Should you use underscores in function names?
  • To put or not to put author’s name in the file?

How To Build a Simple App Using HTML5 Web Storage API – Part I

Hello there! It is nice to see you here (I am not really seeing you). Today, I am getting back to serious business – sharing what I have learned over the years and writing some markup and code as we go. This post will be in two parts. This is the first part. HTML5 is something we cannot ignore anymore, at least that is what I think. So what is Web Storage API? We will find out soon.

how to build web apps using html5 and web storage

Most developers are used to storing client data in a cookie. Cookies are limited to 4K of data. Today however, it doesn’t take much effort to realize that we need more space. That is where HTML5 Web Storage comes in.

Important Skills Colleges Never Teach Programmers

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. After a previous post received 106 comments and generated thousands of views and reactions, it made sense to write about the other side of the coin: skills colleges never teach programmers. Let us take a look at a few, shall we?

skills colleges never teach programmers

There is no doubt college has become the industry requirement for getting a job – however, does it really teach you everything you need for the real world? It seems the obvious answer is an astounding NO! 

What Patience and Passion Can Pay You

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a great weekend – unless you have already crossed into Monday! Today I was expecting to visit a local zoo but it didn’t happen due to unavoidable circumstances – meaning you will not see cute lions and chimps until I visit them soon. Right now though, I want to say something about patience and Passion. 

how to succeed in life after failing

More often that not, I ask myself questions about life. The common whys and ifs. I believe most of us do. When will I succeed? Then even more: How many times must I fail? Why are my plans looking good at first and yet they never bear any fruit in the end?

Are You Interested In Weekend Hangouts For Coders?

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Have you ever wanted to participate in live hangouts with coders?. If that sounds like you, let me share with you an idea I just thought about: Google+ Hangouts on The Weekends (Saturday) for coders(beginners and experts alike)!

live hangouts for coders

I am looking for coders who are willing to hangout on Saturdays for a few hours (could be 1 – 2) on Google Plus. The hangouts will involve teaching each other new things and writing code to solve small problems that fit the available time span.

Programming Language To Learn For Beginners

Deciding which programming language to learn as a beginner can be tricky and this topic is subject to endless debate. There are countless opinions online that tend to leave people confused instead of decided. So how do you really decide? What do you base your choice on? Let us see what I think.

programming language to learn

There are thousands of programming languages in use today. Most of them are however not as popular as others. It is easier to be confused if you don’t have the right advice. At some point though, you will need to pick one language to start your programming journey.