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Blog Category: Coding

Leveling Up: How A Coding Beginner Became a Coding Boot Camp TA

Though Cody Hebert was a beginner when he applied to University of Arizona Coding Boot Camp, coding had been on his mind for a while. “I was always interested in computers, how they were designed, and what you could do on them,” he explained. At one point, Cody had even attended college for a semester and…

The Career Path of a Full Stack Developer

Full stack developers have a curious streak a mile wide. They don’t just want to know how to code; they want to know how to code everything — from client-facing interfaces to back end libraries. If you have a talent for programming and a habit of following new concepts down rabbit holes, full stack development…

Programmer vs. Software Engineer: What’s the Difference?

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With so much overlap between the many exciting roles in the technology industry, it’s easy to confuse the characteristics that set certain roles apart — especially when it comes to programmers and software engineers. While individuals in each role frequently work together, it’s common for both programmers and software engineers to share certain skills. Getting…

4 Unexpected Benefits of Being an Online Instructor

As a self-taught programmer, I wasted time learning things I didn’t need to know and took more time in my studies than necessary. Later, when I found a mentor, I realized the importance of formal instruction to help students avoid similar mistakes. This revelation inspired me to become an instructor, and I started in a…

Top 10 Coding Projects for Beginners

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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…