Category Archives: Programming

Why is Math Important?

Andrew Comeau   March 18, 2018   Comments Off on Why is Math Important?

Fun with Math … You’ve probably seen memes like the one shown here while surfing Facebook or Twitter. It’s basically an exercise in the Order of Operations, the order in which math operations are solved in a formula.  In this case, according to PEMDAS, the answer is 1 because the division operation is taken care of first and then the rest… Read more »

We’re Training New Software Developers in Ocala!

Andrew Comeau   April 3, 2017   Comments Off on We’re Training New Software Developers in Ocala!

Late last year, I was tapped to design and teach a program in software development at Marion Technical College in Ocala. The first classes will be in August 2017 and the program will have a special focus on database design and programming in SQL. I’m not exaggerating when I say that there is a shortage of qualified I.T. people and… Read more »

Fixing file corruption in Microsoft Access

Andrew Comeau   January 19, 2016   Comments Off on Fixing file corruption in Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is the database portion of the Microsoft Office suite. It serves as a great tool for creating small applications to serve local reporting needs within departments and even small companies. It can be invaluable to power users who want to organize some data and generate reliable reports and perhaps learn more about database principles and programming at the… Read more »

September Coder Dojo at Marion County Public Library

Andrew Comeau   August 21, 2015   Comments Off on September Coder Dojo at Marion County Public Library

Last February, we told you about the new Coder Dojo program at the Marion County Public Library. This is an innovative program in which local kids are taught basic coding skills to help them develop their creativity and love of learning. The last program was a great success and the next round of sessions is about to begin! They still… Read more »

Building and Publishing your ASP.NET Application

Andrew Comeau   March 2, 2015   Comments Off on Building and Publishing your ASP.NET Application

  In the last post, I talked about getting started with Visual Studio and creating a web application. In this post, we’ll continue building the sample app and look at some options for publishing it to a hosting service. At this point, we have an application with a master page and some CSS applied to it but we can’t run… Read more »

Getting Started With Visual Studio and ASP.NET

Andrew Comeau   February 28, 2015   Comments Off on Getting Started With Visual Studio and ASP.NET

  In my last post, I talked about the basics of ASP.NET and how webforms are designed to dynamically display and collect information. The next step is to show you how to get started creating a new site in ASP.NET. The primary tool for creating an ASP.NET site is Microsoft Visual Studio, the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that provides all… Read more »

What is ASP.NET?

Andrew Comeau   February 26, 2015   Comments Off on What is ASP.NET?

This article is based on the presentation from our Feburary 25, 2015 meeting. If you find this kind of information helpful, you can find information on our future meetings through our group on Meetup.com. There are a number of ways to build a website and all of them have their advantages depending on the type of site that you’re trying… Read more »

10th Annual Orlando Code Camp – March 28, 2015

Andrew Comeau   February 13, 2015   Comments Off on 10th Annual Orlando Code Camp – March 28, 2015
Orlando Code Camp

The 10th annual Orlando Code Camp will be held at Seminole State College on Saturday, March 28 2015. From the official FAQ on OrlandoCodeCamp.com – “Orlando Code Camp is a free, one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies. This is a “grass roots” mini application platform developer conferences, free… Read more »

Coder Dojo at Marion County Public Library

Andrew Comeau   February 5, 2015   Comments Off on Coder Dojo at Marion County Public Library

I wanted to pass on this message from Kate Chang at the Marion County Public Library about an exciting new program that they’re offering the local kids. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Kate at the phone number or e-mail address below. Hello! I’m Kate Chang, and I’m a librarian in the Children’s services division of the Marion County… Read more »

February 25th Meeting – ASP.NET for Beginners

Andrew Comeau   January 28, 2015   Comments Off on February 25th Meeting – ASP.NET for Beginners

We’ll be meeting at the Power Plant for February’s presentation and this month we’ll be doing an overview of ASP.NET, Microsoft’s web development technology which combines HTML and client-side scripting with .NET programming on the server to provide a dynamic and interactive experience for the user. For the programmer who wants to quickly design a robust website or application, ASP.NET… Read more »