Brian O'Grady

Programme Director

Brian O'Grady is Code Institute's Programme Director. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in the IT and Educational sectors. He has extensive experience in areas as diverse as Software Architecture, Design, Data Analytics and Visualisation, User Experience, Cloud Technologies, Pedagogy, Lecturing and Learning Technologies. Brian has worked with organisations such as IBM, Microsoft, Dell/Perot, University College Cork, An Post, Thomson Learning, Saudi Arabia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, British Consular Services, British Courts Services, UK Building Schools for the Future. Brian joined Code Institute in March 2015 to create and launch their Diploma in Software Development and its associated delivery offerings.

Client-Side vs Server-Side

In a website, the side where the user can view the content and perform any action is known as the client side, whereas the server side, or backend, refers to the area hidden from users and in charge of storing and browsing data. This is general knowledge that even non-techies are aware of. However, if […]

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What is a JavaScript Library?

One of the most extensively used programming languages in the world is JavaScript. It’s a scripting language that allows programmers to construct interactive user interfaces with dynamic content. It’s known as The Web Browser’s Language since it’s the most widely used language for creating web apps, and it works across all browsers.  Owing to its […]

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What Is A Rest API?

REST is a set of principles for software to interact over the internet to simplify and scale integrations. A REST API (sometimes known as a “RESTful” API) is a form of API (Application Programming Interface) that adheres to certain rules.  The ability to share data across various systems in a standard manner is essential in […]

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What Are HTML Tags?

When a web browser sees an HTML tag, it knows what to do with the material. Tags allow a web browser to differentiate between HTML and plain text. Opening tag, content, and closing tag all make up a single HTML tag. But some HTML tags are not closed tags. What Are HTML Tags? An HTML […]

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JavaScript Demystified: Why You Should Learn This Essential Language

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What is CSS? The Ultimate Intro

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What is HTML? An Introduction

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Front End vs Back End Development – What is The Difference?

Front-end and back-end development are two vital areas of coding. Front-end development describes programming that is done to a site to impact the client side or the user side of a website or application. Back-end development is the programming done on the server-side or the side that only a developer sees.  Difference between front-end and […]

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What is an API?

Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are sets of requirements and conditions that govern how one application can talk to another. They allow different applications to communicate without caring about what programming languages and platforms were used to create them.  What is an API in web development? In web development, many software vendors create APIs to […]

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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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