Ken’s Mailbag: Summer Edition

Throughout each day, our CTO, Ken, receives loads of questions about coding, web development, career advice, and tips for the job search. And so, earlier this year, the mailbag blog series was born. For this one, we decided to switch things up and go live with Ken on Facebook for a special summer edition. I…

Jenna Wang

Why is JavaScript so hard to learn?

When you set out to learn JavaScript, you might start asking yourself a lot of questions.  Questions like: Why is this so hard?   Am I the only one to think this is confusing?   Will I ever actually enjoy writing programs in JavaScript? Most programming languages are like the board game Othello. They take…

Ken Mazaika

21 Experiences All New Developers Can Relate To

Learning to code is a rollercoaster ride. At the beginning, it’s incredibly intimidating to figure out where to start. For many, it can feel like the beginning stages of writing a long college paper. It seems like you have an endless amount of information to work through, and absolutely no idea how to get the…

Ken Mazaika

The 14 Things You Should Never Do While Learning To Code

There are a handful of extremely common mistakes that you should never do while learning to code. These pitfalls can make it incredibly difficult to gain momentum early in the process. So if you’re just starting out, remember that these common missteps.  1. Endlessly research technologies without spending time actually writing code. Starting out is super intimidating. What if…

Ken Mazaika

A Useful Guide To Launching Version 2.0 Of Your Life

It can be tempting to think about the next version of your life. You know, the one where you’re more successful, doing what you love, and existing as an all-around happier person. Most of us tend to think about our current stage of life as the one before our real life starts. What we’re doing…

Ken Mazaika