GopherCon, the largest event in the world dedicated to the Go programming language, is being held in Denver, CO this year July 11th-13th. I am speaking about packet capturing in Go using the Gopacket package. The talks will be available on YouTube afterwards.
For a long time I have heard that The Pragmatic Programmer is considered required reading as a developer. For whatever reason I finally decided it was time to read it so I bought a copy. The publisher is Addison-Wesley, who also publishes another classic called The Mythical Man Month. That review will come at another time.
Learn how to install and setup espeak text-to-speech to speak Russian in Python. Instructions are written for Ubuntu users.
Learn how to generate binaural beats using Java. A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine waves are heard dichotically, that is one through each ear. For example, if you wear a pair of headphones and one side is playing a 440Hz tone and the other side is playing a 450Hz tone you will actually hear a third tone that is the difference of the two frequencies. Your brain will interpret the difference between 440Hz and 450Hz and you will hear a third tone of 10Hz.
Learn how to program GUI applications using the Tkinter module that comes with Python.
Paramiko is a great Python library for SSH but it can be a hassle to install in Windows. In this situation, I am using Windows 10 64-bit and Python 3.4.3. Paramiko is available on Pip which helps but it is not the smoothest installation.
First, I run in to an issue with the PyCrypto dependency that it tries to install:
Sometimes when installing a Python module with pip it returns an error like this:
error: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0 is required (Unable to find vcvarsall.bat).
This means you need to have Microsoft's Visual C++ compiler in order to compile some C code that is included with the Python module.
Learn to work with binary data in Python 3.
These practical examples will demonstrate how to work with files including: reading, writing, changing permissions and timestamps, archiving(zipping), compressing, checksum hashing, downloading files over HTTP, buffers, scanners, and links. All examples here use the standard library.