14 May 2016
If you work with Python you should try Jupyter notebooks. A particularly nice service I was introduced to recently is http://mybinder.org - which sets up a notebook server for you, installs whatever you need on it, and lets you (and anyone you care to share a link with) run python, from a web browser. Your code becomes reproducible and tinkerable by anyone, anywhere, without the usual barriers of clone, install, set up.
Very nice. I can think of lots of uses for this, and am particularly encouraged that a self-hosted version is in the works. This capability “within the firewall” would be exceedingly useful and engaging.
Here’s a tiny example of my own. Click the “launch binder” button to run my code and then edit away…< Previous post | Next post >