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Blog Category: Coding

Into the (Un)known

By Robert Delfs You don’t have to be a philosopher to understand the importance of the fancy-sounding concept of epistemology. Epistemology is the branch of knowledge that seeks to separate fact from opinion, theory from conjecture. It is how I as an instructor try to encourage my students to think every time I step into…

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

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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…

Top JavaScript Frameworks for Front-End Developers to Learn in 2019

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JavaScript is a multi-paradigm programming language used to create and control the content of a website. Simply put – JavaScript is the language of the web. It utilizes event-driven, functional, and imperative programming styles. At the early stage, JavaScript was used only for client-side programming. However, today JavaScript is used as a server-side programming language…

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

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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

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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…

Are Online Coding Boot Camps Worth It?

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A natural question that comes up as students are considering coding boot camps is, “are online coding boot camps worth it?”. To put it into perspective, boot camp graduates have continued to have strong career prospects, often with competitive salaries. Additionally, according to the *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of web developers is expected…

Celebrating Women In Tech This Mother’s Day: Video

This Mother's Day, we're reflecting on the incredible women in tech. We are inspired by the talented women who have either gone through our boot camp programs, lead our classes as instructors, or support our students as teaching assistants or support staff. Thank you for making an impact on our future as you help to advance the technology industry! Watch…