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Code Conquest Newsletter #6
Mar 27, 2013

You know you can edit Wikipedia – but do you know that you can now program it too?

Since last week, Wikipedia has made it possible for anyone around the world to write their own editing scripts, using the coding language Lua. Lua is now powering Wikipedia’s many content templates and is making it easier for contributors to automate their edits.

But what does this mean for you? If you’re looking for a outlet where you can try your hand at some real-world coding, this might just be up your alley. It’s a great way to explore exactly how the coding concepts you’re learning are applied in actual software.

Or, if you’ve yet to start coding, why not start here? Now you can practice your coding while you read up on your ancient history!

Learn how to program Wikipedia with Lua here…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Lua_for_beginners

Or, find out more here…

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/03/wikipedia-lua/

Code Conquest Content Update #2

In March 13′s newsletter, you might remember that we gave you a bit of a teaser regarding new content we’re adding to the site. We announced that we had written a new article under the title “How to Become a Coder in 6 Months”.

Since then, we’ve also written “What Most Coding Training Doesn’t Cover”, and as you read this we’re working hard on “How to Learn Web Development”.

Remember to keep reading the newsletter over the coming weeks for more updates!

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Quotation of the Week

“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”

– Bill Gates

Peace,
The Code Conquest Team

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