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Articles


IndexError: String Index out of Range Featured ImageWhen you try to retrieve a character that doesn't exist in a string, you get an IndexError. In this article, we'll talk more about what that means.

Syntax Error: Expected an Indented Block Featured ImageIn an effort to help out more Python folks, I figured I'd start a series covering errors. Up first, we're going to chat about a special SyntaxError.

How to Approach Python From a Java Perspective Featured ImageOne of my students asked me to write up an article on how to pick up Python as a Java developer, so I did.

Reflecting on My Fifth Semester of Teaching Featured ImageAs I finish up teaching with the Computer Science and Engineering department, I figured I'd put together one last reflection.

Image Titler 1.9.0 Features EXIF Version Tagging Featured ImageOne feature that has finally made it into the tool is EXIF version tagging which adds version information to the metadata of a modified image.

The Complete Overhaul of The Renegade Coder Featured ImageRight around the 3rd birthday of The Renegade Coder, I decided to site needed a facelift. Say hello to The Renegade Coder overhaul.

Phantasy Star Online: A Beautiful Mess Featured ImageAs I wait for Phantasy Star Online 2 to come out on PC, I figured I'd share a story about my experience with it's predecessor, PSO.

Image Titler 1.8.4 Features Logo Primary Color Detection Featured ImageWould you believe it? Title bars now reflect the primary color of a logo. In this article, we'll look at what that means for you.

Image Titler 1.7.2 Features Batch Processing Featured ImageIn the latest round of updates, I added batch processing: a feature that allows you to select an entire folder of images for image processing.

Videos

In this video, we take a look at how math operators can be used to compare strings.
In this video, we tackle 6 unique ways to format strings in Python including concatenation and f-strings.

Software

Isn't this image sharp? Recently, the The Renegade Coder Image Titler tool was updated to version 2.2.0. Here are the latest of changes:
  • Image files are now tagged with version metadata (1.9.0)
  • GUI support added where settings can be preloaded (2.0.0/2.2.0)
  • Title bars now derive their color from the logo (1.8.0)
  • Images can now be loaded in batches (1.7.0)
  • Title font can be changed (2.1.0)
In addition to these features, users can also specify an output folder, add a custom title, and even provide a border. To use this tool, run `pip install image-titler` on your machine today.
As many of you know, The Renegade Coder community maintains a massive repository of code snippets. Currently, the project has 250+ stars and 300+ forks. In addition, the project features 450+ code snippets and 100+ programming languages.

In our latest round of updates, we've started testing all of our code using Glotter, a Docker-based workflow for executing code in nearly every programming language. If you'd like to be a part of this project, run over to GitHub and make a pull request. 

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