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How to Win the Coding Interview

Let’s be honest, most developers don’t love having to write code as part of an interview process. Some have even threatened to quit the business over …

The Practical Guide to Becoming a Professional Web Developer

This article is meant to serve as a practical guide to becoming a professional web developer. I’ve spent over 20 years writing code for the web. I …

Copy. Paste. Code?

<b>“What percentage of your work would you say can be achieved by googling for solutions, libraries etc or posting on stack overflow?”</b><p>I was asked that …

Debugging

Finding Time to Become a Better Developer

There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels doesn’t it? No time to learn all the things you think you need to learn to stay ahead of …

Good coding instincts will eventually kick you in the teeth

I wrote my first few lines of code almost 32 years ago, when I was 6 years old. I developed very strong coding instincts. I could look at any problem …

How to conquer legacy code

At some point in your developer career, your boss will hand you a piece of legacy code — code that someone else wrote a long time ago. Your boss will …

Constant confusion: why I still use JavaScript function statements

Back in the late 90’s — when I learned JavaScript — we were taught to write the “Hello World” function using a <b>function statement</b>. Like this…<p>These …