Why Coding IS the Next Blue Collar Job

April 17, 2017 11:58 am Published by

A recent article by Wired proclaimed that ‘the next big blue-collar job is coding’. It blew up immediately online, with equally as many people agreeing and disagreeing with it. So who’s right and who’s wrong? It depends on a lot things. Personally, we think Wired makes a valid point and that some (not all, but some) of the naysayers missed it.

Here’s why we think coding really IS the next blue collar job.

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The Most Important Thing To Do To Improve Your Programming Skills

April 14, 2017 6:03 am Published by

Computer programming is one of those disciplines that requires constant learning. Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, so much so that sometimes even the biggest experts find it challenging to keep up sometimes. Continual improvement is the only way to stay ahead of the curve, or at least keep pace with it.

It’s not enough to learn some fundamentals, write a few lines of code, call yourself a programmer and start applying for jobs. If your goal is to become an expert coder, then you need to prepare for a lifetime of refreshing your old skills and learning new ones. If that doesn’t sound like fun, then you’re probably in the wrong industry.

So what’s the best way to improve your coding skills? It all boils down to the words of the wise Dory the Fish (well, almost)

‘Just keep coding, just keep coding, just keep coding…’

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Why PHP is as relevant Now as it was 5 Years Ago?

April 3, 2017 12:23 pm Published by

PHP (originally an abbreviation of Personal Home Page) is a server side scripting language. It’s especially suitable for web development and can be embedded into HTML, but is also used as a general purpose programming language. It was created in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf, and has seen widespread usage all around the web since then.

Nowadays, many people who claim to be ‘in the know’ say that PHP is no longer relevant. Some even say that with competitors as powerful and dynamic as Node.js and Python, PHP will be completely obsolete in the not so distant future. We disagree. Here’s why.

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