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What is JavaScript and how is it used?

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Thoughts on the 5 Day Coding Challenge

My name is Billy Keenan, and I work in the marketing department of Code Institute. Some background on myself, I studied Communications Studies in Dublin City University. While I was studying, I worked as a journalist to support myself and was heavily involved in DCU’s Media Production Society. With this in mind, when Code Institute’s […]

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What Is Front End and Back End Development?

Front end and back end development are two vital areas of coding. Front end development describes that 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 to the server-side or the side that only a developer sees.  […]

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Create Stunning Visuals with D3.js

D3.js, or D3, is a compelling framework in web development. It is an open-source JavaScript library that is used for manipulating documents based on data. It produces dynamic visualisations of data for the web. D3.js provides the building blocks for displaying data through colourful charts, graphs, and maps – instead of boring text and spreadsheets.  […]

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A Comparison of Popular Programming Languages

 Though many developers like to declare one programming language better over another, the truth is they all have their pros and cons. Since many languages are modeled after each other, their syntax and structures can be quite similar – so learning one will help you learn another. When choosing which language to learn, it helps […]

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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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What Are The Six Most Popular Programming Languages Today?

One of the appeals of coding bootcamps is their flexibility in adapting to the demands of the industry. And things can change fast. Although some languages have kept their spot on the top list for several years, the merit-based world of code has no allegiances. The most popular websites don’t just pick one language, either. […]

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What is Javascript and Do I Need it?

Obviously, when there exists such a multitude of programming languages, many, if not most, are tailored for specific functions, so the question often boils down to the subjective experience and expectations of the actual human being writing the code. Programmers and developers will argue over language superiority until the end of time, but they will […]

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Understanding the Basics of HTML5 and Getting Started with HTML5

HTML5 is one of the most important languages used by today’s developers. Employers looking for web developers will certainly look for candidates with HTML5 fluency. What is HTML5?  First released in 2014, HTML5 attempts to address the absence of semantic clarity in older HTML elements. In doing so, it introduced what is called semantic elements. […]

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What is CSS, and how can it help today’s front-end developers?

To be a front-end developer, you will need to know CSS. In summary, CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets, but that term in itself might not help you. To understand just how significant CSS is to today’s website developers, you’ll have to look a little deeper. CSS is a web-based markup language used […]

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