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Siobhon Egan


February 13, 2021


Coding starters

Text editors

The first step in your coding journey is to download yourself a good text editor. While you most systems come with a basic built-in editor (e.g. TextEdit for MacOS or notepad for windows) its best to find one you like early one.

My favourite is atom - which is FREE.

Others include:


An etherpad is an excellent tool to use for teaching and workshops. It provides a communal notepad that everyone can access - provide a single link and you can drop in any information, bits of code, webpage links, resources etc in this central place rather than having people rely on copying code correctly from a screen.