Hey Mark, Why Do You Code?

Hey Mark, Why Do You Code?
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Why Do You Code? is a weekly blog series - a new one every Tuesday - where we ask someone from the community why it is they code, and what they like about it. Mark Henderson @emehrkay Software Development Manager Baltimore, MD Favorite Language(s): Python, PHP, JavaScript How long have you been coding? 16 years What got you into it? My 11th grade (I'd be in 30th grade now if that were a thing)...

#Squaaaad: The importance of an inclusive community, support system, and squad in tech.

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Having a squad has been the single most important factor during my coding journey. It just may be for you too, and here’s why. Tech is very collaborative; Coding is a team effort. All of your favorite applications were built by a team. You can absolutely be individually talented at a sport but, what use is that if you cannot effectively contribute to your team? As an only child, I am sometimes guilty of...

Hey Luke, Why Do You Code?

Hey Luke, Why Do You Code?
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Why Do You Code? is a weekly blog series, a new one every Tuesday, where we ask someone from the community why it is they code and what they like about it. Luke Davis Customer Service Specialist United Kingdom Favorite language(s): HTML How long have you been coding? 15 years What got you into it? Being able to make cool websites and playing on my dad's work laptop! What is it you like about...

WTF is this?

WTF is this?
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Since you've read about how important JavaScript is, I'm sure you've been dabbling and doing some work with it. That's awesome! I also know that you've had quite a few hiccups along the way. Don't worry, we're here to help. One of the biggest issues for budding JavaScript developers is the keyword this, and what value it holds. I'm gonna talk a bit about it and hopefully it will make your code a bit easier...

Git(Hub) is your homie.

Git(Hub) is your homie.
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At some point in your coding journey, you'll come across certain development tools that'll help you keep your workflow in order. Things like package managers, preprocessors (like SASS or LESS for writing CSS). One important tool at your disposal is called version control, or a code management system. As the name implies, version control systems (VCS) manage any changes you make to your code. You create an initial code base, or repository, and when you...