Baby Steps in Data Journalism

Starting from zero, this Tumblr provides tools, links and how-to information for people just beginning to explore data journalism.
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Introduction for absolute beginners. Assumes you are a solo user, just getting started, for the first time. 

Nice step-by-step instructions, with links.

"The entire Pro Git book, written by Scott Chacon and published by Apress, is available here. All content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 license." 

"Quickly publish beautiful pages for you and your projects." 

This PPT gives my rationale for starting journalism students on Python — instead of JavaScript. 

Now, THIS is useful!!

I just found this TNW article from October 2012:

So you want to be a programmer, huh? Here are 27 ways to learn online

While you might have heard of most of the resources in this list, I think it’s likely that you’ll see some new stuff too. Some are free, and some require payment. 

You know I’m a huge fan of Learn Python the Hard Way

Another resource linked here that I have used a lot, and love:

Eloquent JavaScript

It’s really great as an introduction, if you are serious about learning JavaScript.

This is a good, brief, clear explanation of why Web developers use version control, and how Git is better than plain old FTP or SFTP, and what the differences are. From the ever-awesome Nettuts+ site.

"In that spirit, the following instructions are designed to show you how to use Python to search through a text file (The Sonnets of William Shakespeare), find any lines that contain our sample search term ("love"), and then print out the hits into a new file we can keep as a memento."

From Ben Welsh, of the LA Times Data Desk.