Full Stack JavaScript: What is a Full Stack? And Why is it MEAN?

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Is this a full stack? Does it come with Java? Sorry, I know, puns are the worst… Especially breakfast puns.

For aspiring web developers, it’s not enough to be a JavaScript or Ruby or Java ninja–you have to know how your JavaScript or Ruby or Java interacts with the whole project you are working on.

That’s why developers talk about Full Stack Development. In very general terms, a Full Stack, like a stack of pancakes has three parts: the front, back, and middle (more professionally referred to as the Front End, Back End, and Web Framework). Continue reading “Full Stack JavaScript: What is a Full Stack? And Why is it MEAN?”

HTML/CSS Part 2: XAMPP

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Learning HTML/CSS from tutorials was a good start to get an idea of what types of things they can do, but I find I always learn more from practicing in less controlled conditions.

Enter XAMPP. With this tool, you can host your own HTML/CSS pages from your own computer, so you can see how they look. Can you hear my excitement?

Continue reading “HTML/CSS Part 2: XAMPP”