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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The Irish Coding Skills Shortage – Whats Being Done

One of the most important traits to emerge over the last decade is how people have become so aware about the importance of technical literacy, in both their personal and professional lives. It is no longer a domain populated exclusively by software engineers and IT technicians, but for the current generation of young professionals, experiencing […]

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Can You Really Learn To Code At A Coding Bootcamp?

To answer this particular question, you might imagine that you’re entering two determining factors into an equation. One determining factor is whether or not the coding environment, the physical and digital arena of learning, is adequately addressing the content and skills that will be vital to a programmer in the future. The second is entirely […]

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Can I Become a Coder with no Coding Background?

The answer to that question is quite simple, and it can only be answered by you. Any limitations you encounter when you begin programming, are going to be self-imposed obstacles. At the very beginning, you shouldn’t be constructing your own obstructions, your own excuses, walls that you feel you can’t climb. You should be acknowledging […]

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What is Agile Development?

Agile development is a set of methodologies intended to help software developers and developer teams deliver the best quality value to their customers through collaboration, cross functioning and self-organising.  Agile Developer Meaning Choosing a technology for your project isn’t quite a minefield, but it can very much be a maze for a novice programmer. But […]

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The importance of the software sector to Ireland’s modern economy.

 Technology is one of Ireland’s healthiest native industries, and that growth, which continues to power employment creation and significant foreign direct investment, is crucial to our economic wellbeing.As the expression goes, we may be a small island in the Atlantic, but we continue to make a lot of waves in the pond. After all, Ireland, […]

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First Coding Interview? Here’s What To Expect

Your First Coding Interview One of the lesser discussed aspects of being a programmer is how difficult the interview process can be. You’ve compiled thousands and thousands of lines of code, you’ve launched your websites and adjusted accordingly, you’ve questioned existing software and thought of how you might improve upon it, but you haven’t sat in […]

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What is SQL?

SQL is a language that is used to manage data that is held in a relational database management system. It uses tables to manipulate and retrieve information from databases for analysis. As an early coder, you will have likely heard the acronym SQL among your peers, colleagues or teachers. However, if you want to get […]

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Coding as part of a Team

 Coding and developing software is no longer a case of a single programmer hibernating in his basement with his father’s old Macintosh running Windows 95. These days, the work is being done by like-minded, project-oriented coders sitting shoulder to shoulder, working collaboratively on group projects. Teamwork is vital to success as it’s one of the […]

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HTML5 and CSS3: What Are They?

When so much of today’s media emphasises the significance of visual appeal in web design, it is understandable that the developmental tools and programming languages that structure these websites are a vital skill to possess. Coding institutes, having advanced themselves enormously in the past few years as viable alternatives to the traditional educational model of […]

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