This semester, students from Professor Nackenoff’s POLS-22 class were tasked with updating the information for the American Elections map at Swarthmore College. The map visualizes changes to voting laws since 2004. Each student was responsible for researching changes in election … Continue reading 2020 American Elections Map
Did you know that Swarthmore College has a JupyterHub installation that allows you to work on and save your Jupyter Notebooks in the cloud? What is a Jupyter Notebook? A Jupyter Notebook is a computing environment that enables the author … Continue reading Jupyter @ Swarthmore
This week, ITS has upgraded Swarthmore’s Moodle installation to version 3.9. This is a large upgrade that includes a number of new features. Here are some of the new features. Turn Editing On The turn editing on button has been … Continue reading What’s new in Moodle
Did you know that Windows 10 offer tools to greatly enhance your development workflow? Since the release of Windows Subsystem for Linux, development on Windows has never been easier. Windows Subsystem For Linux (WSL) With WSL, you can run a … Continue reading Using Windows for web development?
This post is more for the developers out there, but those working with data in general may find it useful or interesting. There are often times in development where you simply need to generate some data. Well, that’s where fake data APIs come in! Here are some of my favorites: The Dog API The Dog API can be used to retrieve images of dogs. One of the cool things about this API is that you can specify what breed of dog you are looking for. The project maintainers are also accepting requests for new dogs! Cat as a service (CATAAS) … Continue reading Free APIs you can use to generate fake data
If you’re a Google Chrome user, you may have noticed this option if there happens to be foreign text on the page you are visiting. One of the nice and distinguishing features about Chrome is its ability to translate a web page for its user, with fairly good accuracy. This feature is soon coming to Mozilla Firefox, and is looking to be a pretty big deal. Developers at Mozilla have been working on page translation into their browser, but it differs from Chrome’s implementation in that the translations will be computed locally, with no need to rely on an internet … Continue reading Mozilla Firefox to get page translation feature