Saturday, February 28, 2015

Coding Responsibly Part II: Keeping a Notebook

Myth Buster Adam Savage on lab notebooks. <Source>
In my last post I started writing about the next step a coding student can take after learning the basics. This next step is of course learning not just to code, but to code responsibly. Last time I talked about using version control to keep track of code changes as you work through a project. For this next post, I want to take the conversation further by discussing lab notebooks for coding projects. I am going to go over a good program to use for electronic notebook keeping (Microsoft OneNote), and will review some tips to make the process a little smoother. As always, I'll end with some information for further reading.