Kal Academy: Seattle Coding Bootcamp Alternative

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This post has been a long time coming. Continue reading “Kal Academy: Seattle Coding Bootcamp Alternative”


Projects, Projects, and More Projects: Free Code Camp

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How do you make sure you retain what you learn each step of learning to code, AND have a way to show prospective employers how far you’ve come?

Projects. Lots of projects. Continue reading “Projects, Projects, and More Projects: Free Code Camp”

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?”

jQuery and JavaScript: Treehouse

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My next stop for jQuery and JavaScript tutorials was at Treehouse. Treehouse offers two jQuery tutorials: jQuery Basics, Using jQuery Plugins (and AJAX Basics, which ended up being a detailed explanation of how the jQuery “.ajax()” function works), as well as JavaScript Basics, JavaScript Loops, Objects, and Arrays, Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript, and Object-Oriented JavaScript.

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