Programming


Student Spotlight: From Pastries to Programming

This interview was conducted by Erica Freedman, Content Specialist at SwitchUp. SwitchUp sat down with Code Institute alumni Andres Correa to discuss his journey from pastries to programming. When Andres was in Venezuela, he had his own business, but the schedule was grueling. After seeing an advertisement for Code Institute online, Andres attended an in-person […]

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Women in Code

Coding is commonly perceived as a male-dominated industry, however, we’re noticing a very positive trend in our coding bootcamps and our coding challenges: 40% of our attendants are women, and we hope to reach 50% in future classes. Our tutors, mentors and teaching assistants are women, as is our student care manager. All of them […]

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Is A Coding Bootcamp Right For You?

 How do I know if a coding bootcamp is right for you? As is the case with choosing a walk of life, answering a vocational calling, or simply finding yourself at a career-defining crossroads, there is never one true answer, and similarly, there is no one type of individual who is best suited to a […]

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Is It Too Late to Learn How To Code?

If you’ve ever found yourself at a crossroads in your career or your studies, or simply a junction in your life where you begin to question the path you’re taking, feeling insecure about your past decisions, questioning your judgment, congratulations- you’re human. So, to answer the initial question- you’re too old when you think you’re […]

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Impostor Syndrome in Web Development

Impostor Syndrome is defined as:A psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving […]

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What is a Framework? Why We Use Software Frameworks

In this blog post, we will discuss what a framework is in programming and what the most common frameworks are. We’ll also be talking about why developers use frameworks and some potential challenges that can arise.  What is a framework? A framework, or software framework, is a platform that provides a foundation for developing software […]

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7 Places You Can Learn How To Code For Free

Can you really learn how to code for free? We’re not saying you can master coding that easily, but you certainly can, with the right attitude, learn to code in as little as three months. In time, that’s equivalent to one semester of a computer science degree – hardly long enough to set anyone up […]

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How Do You Prepare For A Coding Bootcamp?

So you’ve decided to do a coding bootcamp – congratulations! You’ve just committed to an exciting and intensive journey of learning and development, personally and professionally, in a fast-paced career that is ever-evolving and in high demand.But before you even step one foot in the classroom, preparations should be made now to ensure your success […]

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Good Coder or Great Coder? From beginner, to intermediate, to expert.

You’ve just demonstrated your worth to a future employer with a perfect first interview. You coded intelligently and very casually aced the ‘Hello, World!’ test You made the two developers across the table from you laugh at a terrible joke (which you stole from Dilbert).  You complimented the baby picture displayed, accidentally calling one of […]

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What is a UX Developer?

A UX Developer is a person who has the skills to learn the journey that a user takes when they are on the front end of a website and then design the best possible journey that a front-end user can take. Their goal is to ensure that a user has a pleasurable and easy journey […]

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