September 27, 2016 5:49 pm
We all know that a web app developer’s job is pretty cool (even if some us can’t figure out exactly how they do what they do). They get to build all the cool stuff that makes the web the interesting, versatile and ever-changing place it has become.
But as well as being a sweet job to have, web app developers are also never short of spare change. With as little as 5 years of experience under their belt, web app developers can earn big bucks. The starting salary is generally around the $35,000 mark, but within 10 years (or less) that can easily rise to $80,000 and more.
So how does one become a web app developer? Well, obviously you’ll need to have an aptitude for coding and an interest in the web – that’s pretty much a vital requirement. But on top of that, what else do you need to know? These 6 ‘secret’ tips should help you make the journey a little bit faster, but remember; nothing beats practice, practice, practice.
September 9, 2016 6:50 pm
There’s a common misconception that programming languages are all different variations on the same basic principles. While there are certain qualities that are the same for every language, they all do very different things. Some are only suited to one very specific kind of task; some look very similar to English text; some take lines and lines of code to make a single piece of a program and some are so radically different from all of the above that only master programmers can understand them. So it can be difficult for a beginner coder to know where to start.
Our best advice would be to remember that programming languages are like tools. You may think you can figure out how to use a hammer pretty easily, but you wouldn’t try to use one to change a light bulb, would you? Start by figuring out what it is you want to build/create/develop, and then select the programming language that best fits your needs.
September 9, 2016 2:13 pm
You’ve probably heard of the Python programming language before, but have you heard of Stackless Python? Also known simply as “Stackless,” it’s actually an interpreter of Python. To learn more about Stackless Python and how it works, keep reading.