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Blog Category: Coding

After Gaining New Skills, This Online Learner Took Her Career to the Next Level

Kaliesha Pickering didn’t always know that she was interested in coding and web development. But after working for five years at Bell, the largest telecommunications company in Canada, she had learned enough about the field to discover that she was hungry to learn more. Kaliesha’s next step was launching her own business. While still employed at Bell,…

How Long It Takes to Become a Front End Developer

Let’s get down to business — how long does it take to become a front end developer, exactly? As we’ll explain in this article, the answer depends a lot on you, the learner. That being said, a multitude of factors can influence your timeline, including your existing experience, schedule, available resources, and more. We’ll get…

How to Become a Programmer: A Step-By-Step Guide for 2021

Programmers are, in a sense, digital architects who dedicate their careers to designing the tech features and functionalities we all take for granted. It’s a fantastic profession, and if you’ve ever found yourself thinking about the cogs behind the internet’s not-so-metaphorical machine, you’ve probably wondered how to become a programmer. Take account of everything you’ve…

The 15 Best Coding Books for Kids

Kids coding books

This is the final blog in our three-part series on Kids and Coding. Now that you know the many ways children can benefit from learning coding skills and the tools and resources available to them to start learning, you can supplement their web development journey with books and other reading materials. Read on to discover…

12 Best Coding Tools & Resources for Kids While Learning From Home

coding at home

This blog is part two in our three-part series on Kids and Coding. In this article, we’ve compiled a helpful list of tools and resources so your child can start learning valuable skills for web development. If you’re interested in learning more about why kids should learn to code, check out our first post highlighting…

7 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

This blog is part one of our three-part series on Kids and Coding. This first article explores a variety of benefits to learning web development skills at a young age, including real-world applications beyond technology. If you’re eager to get started learning from home, check out our blog of coding tools and resources, and explore…

The 5 Best Ways to Learn JavaScript Fast in 2021 (For Beginners)

Graphic listing the five best ways to learn JavaScript
It might be hyperbole to say that JavaScript is a developer’s best (digital) friend — but it would certainly be hard to get by without it.  According to a recent survey conducted by Stack Overflow, JavaScript is the world’s most popular programming language, with an incredible 69.7 percent of the 90,000 developers polled citing it…

10 Tips for Effective Online Learning

man learning online

Thanks to the many advancements in modern technology, an online education has become more accessible than ever before, allowing learners to receive the same high-quality experience and outcomes offered by traditional education via a virtual experience. The recent weeks have witnessed an increasing number of schools and universities around the world transition to online-only learning,…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

Top 10 Coding Projects for Beginners

Beginner Coder

Any developer will tell you: coding can be very challenging, especially for beginners. In fact, a career in development can seem so limitless that you may be wondering where to begin. As you get started, other coders may stress the need for you to work on creative projects and build your portfolio — and they’d…

How to Move From Junior to Senior Web Developer

Senior Web Developer

Senior-level web developers are in high demand. These professionals are sought after for their ability to self-manage, prioritize tasks and provide guidance to junior web developers, and employers typically compete for their skills with attractive incentives. So how do you transition from a junior to a senior web developer role? It’s important to plan out…

5 Tips for Writing a Great Web Developer Resume

Coding Resume Tips

There are many positions for professional web developers today. However, to secure an interview and get hired for your dream job, a strong resume is critical. Writing the perfect one is not easy. Many candidates wonder what their resume should look like and what it should include, and this can vary because it represents different…

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. » Stay tuned until the end to view our handy infographic summarizing all the information we’re about to cover. « New…