Where Can You Get a Programming Certificate Online?

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There are two main options to get a programming certificate online – online courses and universities. There are two ways to get a programming certificate online – universities and online courses. In the simplest possible terms, a programming certificate is something that lets you walk up to an employer and say, “Hello, yes, I know … Read more

The Two Classes of Software Engineer

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“Software engineer” has become a ubiquitous term for people who write, deploy, architect, or sometimes even simply test code. In reality, I think there are two classes of “software engineers”; those who understand computer science well enough to do challenging, innovative work, and those who just get by because they’re familiar with a few high-level … Read more

7 Ways for Beginner Coders to Monetize Programming Blogs

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Why shouldn’t your hobby earn you money? Programming is a very lucrative skill to have, whether as a professional career, a freelance gig, or even just a hobby. For programmers who know how, there’s a real opportunity to turn their knowledge and expertise into cold hard cash.  When you combine the ability to program or … Read more

Top 8 Tricks to Learn Coding Fast

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The journey to becoming a gainfully-employed software engineer can feel long. The good news is, you can learn smarter not harder. Apply these eight tricks and you’ll be learning to program a lot faster than the average bear. There are no shortcuts. Learn the basics first Don’t watch YouTube videos Learn by doing. Hands-on courses … Read more

What Do Computer Scientists Do?

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At work, computer scientists build and deploy programs, algorithms, and systems to solve real-world problems. In most tech jobs, they spend the majority of their time working in teams on new software products. Some computer scientists are more research-oriented however, and may spend time developing new algorithms or pushing the boundaries of what academia knows … Read more

Is There a Case for Programmers to Unionize?

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I’ve seen a lot of buzz recently about software developers wanting to form unions. I’m particularly interested in this topic while I’m #indiehacking Qvault, where my goal is to provide a free-to-audit university-quality CS education. I also want to point out that at the time of writing I’m a full-time software developer working for a … Read more

The 8 Crucial Mistakes Holding You Back From Getting a Programming Job

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If you’re reading this article, you’re well aware of the great benefits that come with a programming job – high salaries for programmers, an expanding job market, exciting opportunities.  You’re also aware that employers are increasingly desperate for seasoned, qualified, talented programmers. DAXX blog writes that in 2020, while there are 1.4 million unfulfilled jobs, … Read more