generatedata.com

generatedata.com

Ever needed custom formatted sample / test data, like, bad? Well, that’s the idea of this script. It’s a free, open source tool written in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL that lets you quickly generate large volumes of custom data in a variety of formats for use in testing software, populating databases, and… so on and so forth.

This site offers an online demo where you’re welcome to tinker around to get a sense of what the script does, what features it offers and how it works. Then, once you’ve whet your appetite, there’s a free, fully functional, GNU-licensed version available for download. Alternatively, if you want to avoid the hassle of setting it up on your own server, you can donate $20 or more to get an account on this site, letting you generate up to 5,000 records at a time (instead of the maximum 100), and let you save your data sets. Click on the Donate tab for more information.

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Blockly Games

Blockly Games : About

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.

Puzzle is a quick introduction to Blockly’s shapes and how the pieces snap together.
Maze is an introduction to loops and conditionals. It starts simply, but every level is more challenging than the last.
Bird is a deep-dive into conditionals. Control-flow is explored with increasingly complex conditions.
Turtle is a deep-dive into loops. Use nested loops to paint a picture. Then publish your art to Reddit for the world to see.
Movie is an introduction to mathematical equations. Use math to animate a movie. Then publish your movie to Reddit for the world to see.
Pond is an open-ended contest to program the smartest duck. The blocks now contain real JavaScript code written on them.
Pond JS switches from blocks to conventional text-based programming. The ducks are faster and more skilled.

Blockly Games is a Google project to encourage tomorrow’s programmers. The games are designed to be self-paced and self-teaching. Feel free to use Blockly Games both inside and outside the classroom. All code is open source, see the developer’s website for more info or to download zip files for offline use. Please give us your feedback as we continue to grow.

If you enjoy Blockly Games, we recommend the following sites for further challenges:

  • App Inventor — Use Blockly to write apps for your Android phone or tablet.
  • Play-i — Use Blockly to program robots, then switch to text-based programming.
  • Codecademy — Dive into JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or PHP.