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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Front End Developer?

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Looking through job postings for a front-end developer can be overwhelming.

From mentions of back-end JavaScript libraries to various CMS platforms and even SEO-related requirements, it can be shocking to see the wide variety of front-end developer skills that job descriptions can require.

Since no two front-end developer job descriptions are alike, it can make you wonder: what are the essential skills I actually need to become a front-end web developer? How do I decide what kind of front-end developer I want to be?

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Cheat Sheet: Unix/Mac Commands

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When it comes to learning how to code, you might be worried about mastering the command line.

Not because it’s hard to learn—it’s actually not too difficult once you start—but rather because it is intimidating. It seems like there’s so much you have to know!

That’s why I put together a Unix commands cheat sheet of regularly-used commands in the Unix command line (see below).

This isn’t meant to be some visually appealing infographic,

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What Should I Learn as a Beginner: Python 2 or Python 3?

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In the past, there was a bit of a debate in the coding community about which Python version was the best one to learn: Python 2 vs Python 3 (or, specifically, Python 2.7 vs 3.5).

Now, in 2018, it’s more of a no-brainer: Python 3 is the clear winner for new learners or those wanting to update tudemheir skills. Here, we’ll cover why Python 3 is better, and why companies have been moving from Python 2 to 3 en masse.

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The Most Epic Guide to Online Coding Bootcamps, Ever

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Coding bootcamps didn’t exist several years ago. Now, they’re a multi-million dollar industry.

What makes a coding bootcamp unique is that while they generally come at a higher price tag, they are also more intensive than self-guided learning sites like Codecademy or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like edX. What’s more, grads enjoy a $23,724 average salary increase in their first job after attending a coding bootcamp. Plus, 80% of US tech companies have hired a coding bootcamp grad,

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Why You Should Use WordPress For Your First Website

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You’ll always remember the first website you build.

It’s a rite of passage for developers, after all! But in order to make it a happy memory instead of a frustrating one, you need to choose the right platform for building a website painlessly.

In this guest post, Brenda Berg advocates for WordPress being the one you choose. Why use WordPress? As she’ll explain, it’s robust and flexible, yet easy to learn.

Take it away,

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