Which Installer is Better? Pip or Easy Install

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One of the most significant advantages of Python is how easy it is to reuse existing code. 

  • Need to talk to servers? Just import requests
  • Need to talk to a MySQL database? Import the mysql.connector software! 
  • Need to fly? Just import antigravity

Of course, these packages need to exist somewhere in your server, and installing them can be problematic without the right tools. Fortunately, that is a problem the Python developers have invested significant time investigating and correcting.

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The Best Editors for Development 2021

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In this tutorial, we explore the top five IDEs or Integrated Development Environments in demand today, and why most developers prefer them. 

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How to Install PyCharm on Ubuntu

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What is PyCharm?

PyCharm is an Integrated Development Environment (or IDE) for the Python programming language. It is a cross-platform development environment that is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux. It provides a tool that integrates code analysis, graphical debugging, unit testing, and an integrated terminal that supports development on remote hosts and virtual machines. 

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The Top Five Open Source Nocode Tools

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Introduction to NoCode Tools

A No-code development platform allows programmers and non-programmers to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming1.” Various software tools and applications are being used all around us each day. You might be asking yourself, “How do they do it?”. 

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How to Install and Configure Jupyter Notebook

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What is Jupyter Notebook?

Jupyter Notebook is an extremely powerful open-source, web-based tool that facilitates the creation of documentation. There are many different avenues to provide technical documentation or demonstrations, but Jupyter Notebook makes it possible to embed visualizations and execute live code. It is useful to be able to utilize documentation to describe development concepts or planning, but providing working examples within documentation can be a more effective way of conveying information. This tutorial will cover how to install Jupyter Notebook on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server and connect to it remotely via an SSH tunnel.

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How To Install Oracle Java 8 in Ubuntu 16.04

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The Oracle Java 8 is a programming language that creates many of the applications and websites in use today.  Its ubiquitous and stable nature makes it a favorite amongst Google and Android developers for the last 20 years. If you have a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu LTS VPS server, contact our support team for help with installation.  Otherwise, this tutorial guides you through how to install Java 8 (Java Development Kit) and set the path of the JAVA_HOME variable.

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How to Install and Use IPython

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IPython is a robust Python shell that handles indentation, syntax highlighting, tab completion, and more. In this tutorial, we will cover how to install IPython and walk through how to make use of some features it makes available. Python provides a default REPL or shell for users to run Python code in real-time and see the results. While this default REPL is extremely useful, it does not handle things like indentation, syntax, or highlighting. This is where Ipython shines.

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What is REST API? An Overview

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What is REST?

The REST acronym is defined as a “REpresentational State Transfer” and is designed to take advantage of existing HTTP protocols when used for Web APIs. It is very flexible in that it is not tied to resources or methods and has the ability to handle different calls and data formats. Because REST API is not constrained to an XML format like SOAP, it can return multiple other formats depending on what is needed. If a service adheres to this style, it is considered a “RESTful” application. REST allows components to access and manage functions within another application.

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How to Install and Configure Gradle

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What is Gradle?

Gradle is a high-performance open-source build automation tool that makes it possible to build just about any type of software. It is highly configurable and extensible via a well-developed plugin ecosystem. Because build automation is an integral part of the consistent delivery of software projects, Gradle integrates seamlessly with multiple IDE’s, including Android Studio. This tutorial covers the manual installation of Gradle on Linux, MacOS, and Windows.

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JS frameworks: React, Angular, or Vue?

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will discuss three of the most popular javascript frameworks: React, Angular, and Vue. We will look at the pros and cons of each, their usage statistics, discussions about which one to choose, and which one should be studied for future use. Because programming languages and frameworks are all tools in a developers tool belt, and each has its place. It is worth learning tools you find meaningful, useful to accomplish a task that’s not only convenient, but is suitable for specific tasks. Again, we should remind ourselves that because these changes occur rapidly, after a year and a half a year, the situation can radically change.

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