Toby Hodges and I are pleased to announce the release of Version 0.2 (ish) of JavaScript versus Data Science. It’s still point-form notes, and there are still a lot of gaps and FIXMEs, but we hope it’s enough to give an idea of what we think researchers who already know a bit of Python or R ought to know about JavaScript. We would be very grateful for your feedback.

I’m also pleased to announce Version 0.1 of Still Magic, which is meant to cover next steps in software development for people who already know what’s in the Carpentries’ lessons. It covers:

  • automating analyses using Make
  • unit testing
  • testing data analysis pipelines
  • logging and configuration
  • publishing a static web site with GitHub Pages
  • using a branch-per-feature workflow with Git
  • setting up continuous integration with Travis-CI
  • good programming style and documentation
  • refactoring to improve code quality
  • how to organize the files in a medium-sized project
  • making a project inclusive
  • creating and managing packages
  • 21st Century publishing

Again, it’s still point-form notes, but feedback on scope, errors, omissions, and the like would be very helpful.