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A 2020 Guide to Becoming a Full-Stack Developer

Full-stack development has increasingly grown more popular and for good reason. A full-stack web developer is one who can work on both the front-end and back-end components of an application. Front-end usually refers to the part of an application the user interacts with and sees. The back-end handles all the logic, configuration, and everything the user essentially doesn’t see. If you opt in to the full-stack development world, it won’t mean you’ll master everything right away, but you’ll have a good idea of what it means to be able to work on both sides when building an application of your own. 

Now, in 2020, full-stack web development is needed more than ever. Here’s the scoop:

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The Dos and Don'ts of Web Design

Web design can be complicated, given you must consider many elements when creating a website. When it comes to designing websites for other companies versus your own, it’s important to consider external factors like the brand’s mission, its theme, and overall aesthetic. To better prepare yourself for the world of web design, it’s important to become familiar with the top dos and don’ts of mastering website development.

Here are a few things to consider: 

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Top 5 Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Graphic design has long been a great part of brand building, and of course, a great way to show off your skills. Branding and design are, at times, inseparable, so it’s crucial to understand the basics of design before launching any new project. When working with first-time clients, you only get one chance to make a good impression, so integrating your knowledge with the right design fundamentals is a must.

Here are five foundations of graphic design:

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4 Surprising Things You Can Do With Python

Before taking an introductory class to Python, you may be tempted to know what you can really do with Python. Many students who take any coding class essentially finish the course asking themselves what’s next. It’s good to know that in this case, Python is a very adaptive programming language with a variety of roads to choose from. 

If you’ve grasped the foundations of Python or are thinking about it, here’s what you can do next: 


The Best Ways to Learn Java Programming

There’s no shortage of reasons for why learning Java is compelling. Even if you’re a beginner, Java has become one of the most popular programming languages due to its affinity, versatility, and reliability. Java is one of the only programs that can run on every computer without altering its performance. 

Here are some of the most effective ways to learn Java: 


Why Coding Camp Is a Must This Summer

Whether you’ve always wanted to study computer science or you’re inclined to do something different in college, coding bootcamps offer a wealth of advantages not found anywhere else. Dynamic and hands-on approaches to problem-solving are just one of the many advantages of taking a coding summer course.

Here’s what you need to know: 

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Why Learning Python Will Transform Your College Experience

Things are constantly changing in the technical world. In 2016, Python replaced Java as one of the most prominent languages in universities, and since then Python has only gotten more famous. Python is growing, and it’s shifting things big time. If you’re about to enter the programming or technology world, or you’re currently there, you might have noticed this rise in significance in developer communities like StackOverFlow and CodeAcademy. 

But the greatest question of all still remains—why should you learn Python? 


The Importance of App Development in Today's World

In the past few years, with the rapid development and growth in technology, mobile phones, and user experience have become a vital part of society. Although a mobile phone’s core function is telecommunication, many apps have now made way for greater convenience and visibility almost anywhere. With such portability and the world at your fingertips, mobile apps are now more popular than ever and learning how to design them is in its highest demand. 

Here’s what you need to know:

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The Perks of Knowing Java

If the world was run by programmers, Java programmers would sit at the top of the power chain quite comfortably. This is essentially because Java teaches the core CS fundamentals which are the basic foundation of programming, and may be necessary to progress learning more advanced languages. You’ll find Java in almost all operating systems, in all types of devices and in both web and non-web environments which only reinforces its importance. Learning Java will not only help you master the basics of programming but will also teach you to think like a programmer, something just as crucial for your career. 

Here’s why you should get started with Java: 

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Why It’s a Must to Spend a Summer Learning Digital Skills

When planning out your next summer, we’ll bet you’re not imagining spending sun-kissed days taking online courses. While ending high school should be welcomed with an exciting itinerary, it should also be full of good decisions. Knowing what to expect in the next life-changing years will help determine your future success in the competitive college world. 

Here’s why you should consider taking a summer class learning digital skills: 

Prevent Learning Loss

Yes, it’s a thing. Associating summer with trips and adventure can also mean that your brain is not necessarily being stimulated or maximizing its capacity. Also known as summer slide or brain drain, students who turn off their brains in the upcoming summer months have a more difficult time getting back to studying and retaining information when the time comes. 

Research even suggests that 2 months of reading skills and 2.5 months of math material is lost over a single summer. This occurs due to the brain’s transition from initiating analytical and critical work to almost none for quite a while causing crucial information to be lost. 

Learning a new skill over the summer can not only help you retain more information and act as a functional advantage for your brain, but it can also help create a vital working habit that you’ll surely treasure in the future. It also means that you can focus on managing your time and balance work with fun. In other words, no FOMO and an extra skill to show off in your resume.

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