As a beginner programmer, you've probably heard the term "refactoring". Maybe it came up at a meetup or during an interview and you didn't take the opportunity to ask what it *really* means. Keep reading to learn what refactoring is and how to practice it as a beginner.
Have you been staring at your computer screen for 6 hours *without* fixing that pesky bug? Do you kind of want to cry? Did you maybe already cry? We've been there! STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW and de-stress with this handy guide:
Have you ever asked a question of a friend, co-worker or teacher only to stop yourself halfway through an realize--"I got it!"
Well, there's actually a name for that in programming: Rubber Ducking. Rubber Duck debugging is a useful tactic to adopt when you’re stuck on a tricky code problem. Read more to find out how to use it!
Helping your fellow students learn is absolutely worth your time. It will help you gain a deeper understanding of the topic, build a strong relationship with other learners and gain the vital "peer pairing" skills that will help you excel as an engineer. So, when one of our subscribers asked for some techniques for helping other students learn, we asked Antoin Campbell a former bootcamp student, teacher and an engineer at Street Easy, to share his ideas.
You want to make a career change and become a professional dev, but there is SO much out there to learn! It's easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you'll never "catch up" to the other devs out there. But, if you build a solid foundation of some core programming skills, you can break into the tech world and land your first dev job. Let's talk about how to get started.
If you're looking for your first dev job, you don't have a lot (or any!) work experience. You need some side projects to show off what you can do and help you level-up your skills. Building an app from the ground up is a lot of work. It can be hard to figure out where to start. Read on to learn how to build out your very own impressive side project.
You want to learn to code and become a professional developer. Maybe you've started taking some free online courses or maybe you're just wondering where to begin. While there are lots of different ways to learn to code and land your first engineering job, we'll layout a basic roadmap that you can use to guide you on your journey.
Learning how to code isn't all that different than learning how to read. You wouldn't hand a kindergartner (or hopefully anyone, no offense) a copy of Infinite Jest and expect them to just figure it out. So why should you expect yourself to understand the most complex programming topics or build the coolest apps without taking the time to learn the basics?