If you’re feeling stuck in a coding rut, consider this: traditional schooling may not have adequately prepared you for the world of software development.
Below guest writer Ken Mazaika, the CTO and Co-founder at The Firehose Project, describes how schooling fails to prepare us for what it takes to become a developer. Because, unlike in school, failing and cheating are okay in the world of programming. So is never knowing it all, and instead focusing on big picture concepts rather than the intricacies.
Your parents and grandparents have probably told you stories of how they got jobs by putting on a suit and walking into an office with a resume. That’s not the world most of us discovered when we entered the workforce, though. We were told, “Apply online.”
Now the landscape is changing again, and by the time you have grandkids, they’ll be equally amazed that you once applied for jobs by filling out form boxes and attaching documents on a website.
When you understand what goes into building a website, web app, or mobile app you can be a better startup founder.
Knowing how technology works—specifically how to code—gives you a better understanding of features that can be added to the product, how to set realistic timelines, how to be a better communicator with technical team members, and more.
Below guest writer Kevin Kononenko shares seven ways startup founders are better leaders when they know at least a little code.
Starting a blog has many benefits for your professional life. For one, it positions you as an expert on that given topic. It can also help you gain exposure in your field, and perhaps even land a new job.
But one thing many people struggle with when first starting out, or even a few years in, is getting readers to come to their blog.
After finally getting it right with learntocodewith.me, I decided to create a four-part guide showing how to attract first-time visitors to your site when starting out.
If you want a new career as a web developer, it involves more than just knowing how to code.
There are certain universal soft skills that are desirable in almost every industry—technology included.
Below guest writer William Kennedy, from New to Code, shares six non-technical skills that have helped him be a better software developer. These are skills that don’t involve coding, but will make you a more proficient developer as well as team mate.