Feb 13

Do You Need to Brush Up on Number Systems?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:48 — julie
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I’ve always enjoyed the joke in the photo. If you enjoy it too – and even more if you don’t – you should check out Jason Killian’s latest post on Activetuts+: Number Systems: An Introduction to Binary, Hexadecimal, and More.

Mathematics creeps into almost all creative activities – especially if you’re a coder. So brushing up on it will only make you more productive.

Ever see crazy binary numbers and wonder what they meant? Ever see numbers with letters mixed in and wonder what is going on? You’ll find out all of this and more in this article. Hexadecimal doesn’t have to be scary.

The tutorial will take about 45 minutes to complete. It includes some great tips, helpful visualizations, and some interactive challenges. It covers how computers store colors as numbers, understand base 10 numbers and converting to other bases, and tips and tricks. Even the source code for the Flash exercises is available!

So head over to Activetuts+ and tune up your brain today!

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