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Blog Category: Coding

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

Junior web developer

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…

How to Move From Junior to Senior Web Developer

Senior Web Developer

Senior-level web developers are in high demand. These professionals are sought after for their ability to self-manage, prioritize tasks and provide guidance to junior web developers, and employers typically compete for their skills with attractive incentives. So how do you transition from a junior to a senior web developer role? It’s important to plan out…

What to Expect In Your First Junior Web Developer Job

Man learning to code

You’re interested in coding—but what is it really like to be a professional developer? What can you expect from your first week on the job? If you’ve done some research into the field or taken a coding boot camp, you probably have a good sense of what to expect when you begin your first junior…

Fernando Aguilar Made the Impossible Possible—with a Little Help from a Coding Boot Camp and a Loan to Pay for It

It can be difficult to develop a “whatever-it-takes” mentality to make the impossible possible. But for Fernando Aguilar, who completed the University of Arizona Coding Boot Camp, this drive comes naturally.  Fernando’s path to the boot camp wasn’t exactly linear. He worked as a pharmacy technician and was known by his colleagues as the go-to IT…