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Web Development Cheat Sheet

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The following is a compilation (in a cheat sheet format) of the most common steps when starting a new web development project. It includes info on git, loading CSS and JavaScript files and how to debug your page. Git Cheat… Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Dumb Young Coder

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I don’t believe in “I wish I knew this sooner” mentality but if I did…I would say I wish I knew the following in regards to learning how to code. Coding Rabbit Holes Avoid coding rabbit holes at all cost!… Continue Reading →

The Incredibly Exciting World of Web Development

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Are you considering becoming a developer? I just wanted to highlight some of the incredible benefits of choosing web development over some of the alternative paths such as mobile, backend development or testing. Read on to learn more. It’s about… Continue Reading →

Git This – Intro to Git on a Mac

You are a new developer who needs to start working with Git (on a Mac) and I am a “senior entry-level” developer who can hopefully help. Here we go! Have you installed Git? Pull up a terminal and run the… Continue Reading →

Subscribe Member Using MailChimp API and PHP

Here is how you can quickly add a member to your Mailchimp mailing list through PHP and using the Mailchimp API. Step 1 – GET API Helper File Go to https://github.com/drewm/mailchimp-api Grab the MailChimp.php inside the src folder Place it… Continue Reading →

10 Simple Javascript For-Loop Exercises

Here 10 simple javascript For-Loop Exercises to test your introductory level understanding of Javascript For-Loops. Use for-loops in all of your solutions below. Use the embedded compiler below to test your solutions. Exercise 1) Get the sum of two arrays…actually… Continue Reading →

Stop Robot Sign Ups on Your Devise Rails Application Using Google’s reCAPTCHA v3

Let’s see if I remember the exact steps I took to add reCAPTCHA v3 to my rails application… Local Development Gemfile Add ‘recaptcha’ gem Run bundle install .env I am setting my environment variables using .env. Oh yeah, if you… Continue Reading →

Finally an Alternative to Stackoverflow

I don’t know about you but I have a LOVE, HATE relationship with Stackoverflow. I love to view stackoverflow answers, but I don’t like posting on stackoverflow. It’s just too intimidating! People are mean disguised as ‘intelligent’. It reeks of… Continue Reading →

How to Work with a Remote Coding Tutor

The future is remote. Code tutoring services are no exception. I would imagine most code tutoring are already happening online and if not it will be in the near future for sure. This brief post will just go over some… Continue Reading →

The 10 Command Lines

There are thousands of linux/mac commands. But you only need to know less than a dozen commands to get by as a new developer. Here are the top 10 command line commands every new developer should know. ls – List… Continue Reading →

How I Got Web Push Notifications to Work on my Site Using Airship

Here is what I did to be able to send web push notification to users on my site who accepted receiving them. I found Airship’s documentation site slightly on the confusing side although the following page was helpful. https://docs.airship.com/platform/web/getting-started/ I… Continue Reading →

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