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Why It Won’t Take You 10,000 Hours To Learn To Code

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We’ve all heard of the “rule” that says it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field.

Not only might that be intimidating for people just starting out on their coding journey, it also might not be entirely true. In this sponsored guest post, Ken Mazaika, co-founder of The Firehose Project, explains why you shouldn’t take the 10,000 hour rule so literally.

Take it away, Ken!


Back in 2011,

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Web, Desktop, Mobile, or Cross-Platform: Options for App Developers

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How do you choose the right platform for your app?

How about all of them? In this sponsored guest post, Geoff Perlman from Xojo makes his case for web, desktop, and mobile apps, as well as how you can develop an app that works across all platforms.

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If you’re relatively new to the world of development, you may have started learning to code without really thinking about what types of apps you might want to create.

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3 Steps to Creating an Unbreakable Study Routine

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Studying doesn’t come naturally to all of us, and it can be hard to get into the right routine.

But with the right approach, anyone can set themselves up with an unbreakable study routine. In this special guest post, William Kennedy from New to Code shares his best advice for building a perfect study routine, from creating a plan all the way through to achieving your goals.

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The Top 9 WordPress Resources You Should Be Using In 2017

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If you’re learning to code, it’s probably just a matter of time until you’ll need to get to grips with WordPress.

But there’s no need to go it alone. In this sponsored post, Robert Mening from websitesetup.org shares his top nine WordPress resources that will help level up your skills in 2017, from beginner guides all the way through to advanced development.

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Whether you’re learning to code for the first time or you’ve been doing it a while,

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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Learn to Code Alone

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It’s never been easier to teach yourself to code.

But learning to code can be hard, and learning to code alone can make it even harder. In this special sponsored post Avi Flombaum, Dean at Flatiron School, shares seven reasons you shouldn’t learn to code on your own.

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I taught myself to code. I started when I was 11 years old by hacking my own computer games to make them harder and reading every programming book I could get my hands on.

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