I am very excited to announce the coming to fruition of a project that five of us have been working on for the last few months.Its a site based on screencasts called Bioscreencast.com. You can read more about the site on our bioscreencast blog post and at my Omics world blog.
As a wannabe coder, I came away amazed at the sheer power of the many open source libraries out there, the robustness of mysql databases, the sheer elegance of css..the swiss army knife like ffmpeg , the clumsiness of php, the list goes on. What made the whole process doubly enjoyable was that all five of us are relative web newbies.. and learning how these things work along the way was a lot of fun.
Watching Suresh work his web magic has made me want to learn more of the six technologies I want to master, and I have also added a few more to the list( more on this in future posts)
Just thought Id give my plug for Bioscreencast.com. I hope the life scientists out there , like the site, and all of you will keep your feedback coming.