Christopher Tolbert

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Mastering the holy grail of programming: What makes a good coder

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do I become a good coder and what should the ideal characteristics of a good coder?</i> <i>Answer by Guillermo Schwarz has spent over twenty years developing software.</i><p>Ah, the Holy grail of programming. You should learn, because learning is what makes the …

Prototypes

You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First

We have all heard it, "I have an amazing business idea!" Wait, do you? Better ask yourself these 15 questions first.<p>How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 …

Business Strategy

The 50+ Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

Being a web developer is one of the most beautiful jobs there is, but also one of the most demanding. You need to stay up to date at all times and …

Bobby McFerrin Jumps Along the Stage to Create a Song With the Audience Using the Pentatonic Scale

Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy of The Slow Mo Guys captured super slow motion footage of rainbow paints bouncing around on a speaker. The slow motion …

Why JavaScript Dominates the Software Industry & is Rising in the Internet of Things

Within languages--the world of libraries and frameworks--change is the norm, and what’s trending today may be old news in six months. Rather than …

JavaScript

Don't Pick a Programming Language Because It's the 'Most Profitable'

Here's why that's a bullshit metric.<p>An ultra-common and generally bullshit theme that can be found across the internet from Business Insider to coder forums to anywhere else that aspiring programmers and coders may lurk is that of the "most profitable" programming language. Where should "you," as …

7 Unusual Things Successful People Do Every Day on LinkedIn

Here's how successful business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals generate meaningful business through LinkedIn.<p>As someone who makes his living teaching professionals how to utilize LinkedIn to generate more business for themselves, I remain convinced that the platform is one of the …

Success

The CEO of $2 billion startup Domo: 'We've been lying to people' so we could surprise them with our master plan

First off, Domo announced today that it's raised another $131 million in funding, including capital from BlackRock, keeping its valuation steady at $2 billion. Business Insider has also discovered that Domo still has $200 million in the bank, a number that James confirmed.<p>Second, and more …

​The Linux Foundation and edX offer free cloud infrastructure MOOC

Need to learn about the basics of cloud computing? The Linux Foundation and edX have a class just for you.<p>Let's be honest. Do you often feel like you …

Linux

The Whole Bible in One Verse

When asked which verse best summarizes the whole of Scripture, Edmund Clowney famously pointed to Jonah 2:9, “Salvation belongs to the LORD.” I’ve …

The pros and cons of choosing AngularJS

JavaScript is already a well-established technology known for rendering hot digital properties. The dynamic client-side programming language is …

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

Time Management

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Jumping on the Google AMP Train? The CMO’s Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages

Jumping on the Google AMP Train? The CMO’s Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages was originally published on BruceClay.com, home of expert search engine …

5 Free Local Search and SEO Tools You Need to Test Today

Local search and search engine optimization (SEO) are complex and can sometimes be frustrating; however, extremely necessary. Without proper …

Local Search

How To Get Google To Index My Website

Getting your website indexed seems like a simple thing. However, you might be confused as to how it happens. More importantly, you might not realize …

Five Strategies to Map Out Your SEO [Infographic]

To increase your ranking in search results, check out these five rank-boosting SEO strategies.<p>"Navigate your way to the top with blogs," suggests …

Infographics

5 WordPress SEO Tips to Help You Boost Rankings and Traffic

Search engine optimization is something you should learn if you are a blogger.You can get traffic from social media, or your mailing list, or even …

15 social media & search engine marketing trends in 2016

How considering the latest trends can help you stay ahead of the competition2015 was an exciting year in the world of search engine optimization and …

Why are so many Christians biblically illiterate?

Emblematic of the Bible’s declining influence is what Harper Lee penned in her 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," in which the character Miss Maudie says, “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of [another].”<p>Most Christians know enough about the …

Learning To Code By Making 180 Websites in 180 Days

Well, I wanted to learn coding. But how? I have tried many resources, such as:<p>Codecademy<br>• Treehouse<br>• Code School<br>• Dash<p><i>None of them appealed to me. So now</i> …

HTML5 Responsive Frameworks for Web Developers

Home articles framework HTML5 HTML5 Responsive Frameworks for Web Developers<p>Hemant Joshi<p>09:56:00 articles, framework, HTML5<p>In this post we will be …

News

Mindfulness: the craze sweeping through schools is now at a university near you

Even Cambridge is offering sessions to combat an increase in student stress. But is mindfulness, as some critics insist, just a silly fad?<p>Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. …

Mindfulness

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as new languages like Apple Swift start to make a splash.<p>Here …

Programming Languages

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Learning

Getting Started with Underscore.js

<i>This article was peer reviewed by Agbonghama Collins and Ryan Chenkie. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the</i> …

Why you should switch from Photoshop to Sketch

Over the past year or two, Bohemian Coding's Sketch app has gained momentum across the glorious internets as a 'better' alternative to Photoshop. …

Mozart at 250: how to explain a 10-year-old talent for all time

Conductor Ian Page has embarked on a 27-year project to play Mozart’s music, in order, 250 years after it was written. He has reached 1766, when Mozart was 10 and his music was already breaking new ground<p>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‑1791) is probably the most famous composer of all time. But how …

Mozart