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Blog Category: Coding

The Quest of Corona: How Developing an Old-School RPG Game Helped Melanie Ponce, Abigail Limpioso, and Robert Torres Find a Little Levity During a Difficult Time

Melanie Ponce , Abigail Limpioso, and Robert Torres didn’t know each other prior to enrolling in UCF Coding Boot Camp, but they became fast friends when they were assigned to the same group project team. The trio were taking class remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were looking for a way to channel their lockdown-inspired frustration.  They knew they…

The Career Path of a Front End Developer

Modern tech careers are often as much about art and design as they are math and science. Take programming as an example; for the most part, developers who focus on front end coding split their time between curating a bold artistic vision and parsing through lines of code. If you have a knack for aesthetics…

How Long Does it Take to Learn Coding?

If you’ve ever considered making your mark as a programmer, you’ve probably wondered — how long does it take to learn to code? No one could blame you for being intimidated by the idea; to the average layperson, programming seems like a complicated endeavor. After all, a talented coder can build a website, design a…

After Breaking Into the Tech Industry, Lee Warrick Launched a Programming Podcast to Help Others Do the Same

As a child, Lee Warrick loved logic games. Come college, he found himself gravitating towards coding. “Software development is very similar to a puzzle,” he explained. “You’re given a problem and chip away until you reach a solution.” But an uninspiring computer science department caused Lee to abandon the field entirely — and put his programming dreams…

The Skills Every Full Stack Developer Needs in 2020

List of core full stack developer skills

It takes a certain set of skills to build a career as a full stack developer. Like a mechanic who decides that they haven’t truly fixed a car unless they’ve rehabbed its clunky engine and reupholstered the seats, full stack developers need to be both driven and diverse in their professional talents. As the job…

10 Tips for Effective Online Learning

Man learning at home

Thanks to the many advancements in modern technology, an online education has become more accessible than ever before, allowing learners to receive the same high-quality experience and outcomes offered by traditional education via a virtual experience. The recent weeks have witnessed an increasing number of schools and universities around the world transition to online-only learning,…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

Overcoming High Hurdles and Testing Limits: Sarah Niemann’s Pursuit of Web Development

Sarah Niemann has always enjoyed the challenge of jumping conceptual hurdles. “It takes a specific kind of person to want to continually shoulder problems and think in a solution-oriented way,” she said.   As a recent college graduate with a business entrepreneurship degree, Sarah sprinted into a role with Employment Technologies, a technology-focused simulation company. She ended up…