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How Much Money Do Web Developers Make? – Average Salary And Jobs

Are you thinking about a career in web development? You may be skeptical since it has become a trend to see ads for coding bootcamps and “Learn to Code” plastered everywhere you look. It seems like everyone has found out about this great industry and wants to get in on the action. Well, I can ensure you there is enough …

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Am I Too Old To Become A Web Developer?

According to the latest survey taken by StackOverflow, the average age of a working web developer is around 35. Though these statistics need to be taken with a grain of salt. The diversity in the web development industry is greater than ever before and expanding rapidly. Not only with age, but also for gender, race, and experience. Ageism Ageism in …

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How Long Does it Take To Become A Web Developer?

The web development industry is huge and the demand for skilled web developers is growing. According to glassdoor.com, at this time there are over 73,000 jobs and the current average web developer salary is around $75,000 yearly. Though many of the listings are for experienced web developers, there is still a huge demand for entry-level positions. So how long does …

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The CSS Box Model – A Practical Guide

CSS can be a little confusing when you first start learning it. When I first started learning CSS I remember being so confused about many aspects of how it all worked together. That is until I studied and learned the CSS Box Model, which is the basic foundation of how HTML elements interact with all other elements on a web …

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How Learning Web Development Changed My Life – The Formula

For the first 30 years of my life, I struggled while jumping from one dead-end job to the next. I graduated high school and started in the workforce, and for a long time, I honestly didn’t know there were so many potential paths one could take. So I drifted aimlessly and ended up working a variety of unfulfilling jobs with …

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Learn This Essential Web Development Skill

As a web developer, you are constantly acquiring new skills that help you progress faster and more efficiently. You have to keep up with new technologies to stay on pace with the industry. For those just getting started in learning web development, all the information can be a little overwhelming. There is one main skill that I think is essential …

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First Week At My First Web Development Job

It took me years to build up my skillset to feel comfortable applying for web development jobs. Looking back I am sure I could have landed a job so much earlier then I did. I encourage everyone who aspires to work in this industry to start applying for jobs as soon as they have just a few decent projects on …

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PHP7 & Laravel Master Course – Udemy Course Review

I just completed the PHP7 & Laravel Master Course by Joe Santos Garcia. For years I have been a loyal subscriber to Joe’s youtube channel; Codingphase. I highly recommend anyone interested in learning web development to go over and check out his channel. I have gained so much knowledge and inspiration from this youtube channel alone. He also has a …

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100 Days Of Code Challenge Review

The 100 days of code challenge was created by Alexander Kallaway in an article posted to freecodecamp.com. It was created as a way to hold oneself accountable to coding every day, by making posts to social media daily including the hashtag: #100daysofcode, documenting briefly what you worked on for each day. There are certain criteria, or rules, that one must …

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The Complete MySQL Developer Course – Udemy Course Review

I just completed The Complete MySQL Developer Course by Rob Percival. This is a very comprehensive course on the fundamentals of MySQL and PHP. It guides you through the basics of relational databases while utilizing the Cloud 9 IDE to practice the concepts. In the first sections, it covers creating a database/schema and then continues with tables and inserting rows …

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Javascript 30 Course Review

I just completed the Javascript30 program created by Wes Vos. This course consists of one JavaScript project a day for 30 days. Each short lesson contains a video with Wes guiding you through it, and thoroughly explaining everything step by step. It has many fun projects that teach you how to do cool things with JavaScript, from making a Drum …

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Web development skills I am currently learning

Originally posted on March 2nd, 2017: Through the last two years, though mostly in the last year, I have been focused on learning Html5, CSS3, Jquery, and basic Javascript. I have used many different online resources such as TeamTreehouse, Codecadamy, and Udemy just to name a few. I have acquired a solid understanding of the basics of these four technologies. …

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From Homeless To Self-Taught Web Developer – My Story

Roughly five years ago, my evolution into web development began. I was living in Houston, TX for the year, far away from my roots in North Carolina. I had moved to Houston to be with my girlfriend at the time, plus the job market there was way better than back at home in NC. I was struggling financially at home …