Teaching basic lab skills
for research computing

You Can Do a Lot Without Programming

From Cameron Neylon, a short video showing how to embed molecules from the ChemSpider service into a wiki page. I was surprised and impressed to discover during his visit to Toronto just how little programming Cameron does: mostly, he leverages his understanding of how information moves around the Internet to plumb existing tools and services together. This is part of (or dependent on) what Jeannette Wing calls "computational thinking", and one of the goals for the next revision of this course is to focus more on those kinds of skills.

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