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Blog Category: Coding

The 2019 State of Web Developers in Austin [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 8th top city in the world for technology, the country’s fastest-growing major metro, and the #1 place to live — Austin, Texas, continues to be on the precipice of job growth and new opportunities. New Kid on the Block or Seasoned Veteran? The city isn’t a rookie when it comes to global innovation and…

Combining Teaching and Coding: Robert Deckard’s Journey from Principal of Inmates to Software Engineer

Robert Deckard

When he was directing the educational program at a Texas correctional center, Robert Deckard assumed he had the perfect job for himself: one that benefited society and utilized a major professional talent—teaching. Then one day—after thinking about a world going quickly digital—Bob googled online computer science degrees. He browsed through dozens of courses and noticed that many…

How to Identify a Good (or Bad) Online Coding Boot Camp

As the market for coding and web development continues to grow, more traditional schools are now entering the online coding boot camp market. Offering a coding boot camp allows these institutions to enter the emerging market and meet its growing demand. It is now possible to become a full-stack developer, coding professional, or a skilled…

3 Things You Learn When You Teach

By Eric Scott I never set out to be a boot camp instructor. I had been working in the ed tech industry for seven years, had helped mentor interns, and even had assisted a few friends going through boot camps themselves. Then one day my HVAC broke, and that same week I got a message…

Node JS vs PHP – Which Platform is Best for Development?

Node JS vs PHP graphic

PHP and Node.js are two of the most commonly used server-side platforms. Despite their shared popularity among developers, there are many significant differences between both of these leading back-end technologies. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. The language was created to build scalable network applications. The platform involves an event-driven,…

How to Become a Web Developer in 2019

Women learning to become a web developer
1) Gain the Latest Web Development Skills The first step to becoming a successful web developer is to learn in-demand, relevant skills. A boot camp is a great way to develop these skills, ensuring you learn the most up-to-date material. With an online coding boot camp education, you are exposed to the latest technologies from…

Why Employers are Drawn to Online Boot Camp Graduates

Many of today’s leading employers are beginning to embrace new models of education, including online learning. We see a number of employers hiring online coding boot camp graduates due to their work ethic and combination of hard skills (technical knowledge) and soft skills (adaptability, collaboration, creativity). Because of the nature of a fast-paced online boot…