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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Attributes that You Might Have if you Want to succeed as a coder or software developer

Recently, a group of 15 year-olds from across the world were assessed in various subjects.  The UK came in at #26 for Maths and #20 for Science.  This is a significant decrease since the last time this assessment was taken in 2009.So, it is purely a maths and science bent that will determine your success […]

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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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Learning JavaScript

If you are thinking of learning to code, then learning JavaScript is an excellent place to start. Beginning a secondary language is always going to be a challenge. For many of us, a programming language is precisely that. An unfamiliar vocabulary. Thankfully in this day and age, so many resources are available to aid the […]

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What Is GitHub?

GitHub is an extremely popular Git repository hosting service where more than 73 million software developers come together to store, manage and contribute to their own and others’ code.  From time to time, we all need advice from our peers or even our superiors. We have grown up asking the guidance of our friends, parents, […]

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4 Steps to Start your Career in Coding

If you ever thought about getting into coding as a career, then there is no better time than right now. OK, so your parents always told you that the best route to success was to become a professional – doctor, lawyer, dentist, accountant. Yes indeed, these are all very worthwhile and you can indeed carve […]

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Learn How to Code

Code Week takes place across Europe between 11th and 17th October 2014.  This is part of a wider European initiative that encourages people to learn how to code.  In preparation for Code Week, there are various activities that are taking place across the country to help you to learn how to code. Having the correct […]

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What is Front End Development?

Front End Development (also referred to as Client Side Development) often refers to the visual aspects of software coding. It is the layer of software programming that  makes a site or application “look and feel” good.  If front end development was the garden of your house, it would refer to making your garden pretty and […]

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How Do We Fix the Coding Skills Shortage?

 Since the 1980’s the ICT sector has been a strategically important sector to Ireland, both in terms of the numbers of high skilled professionals employed and its significant contribution to export performance.  According to the Irish Government’s ICT Plan, 2014 – 2018, this sector accounts for €70 billion per annum to the economy.  Furthermore, ICT […]

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Learn A New Programming Language

Getting to grips with the basics of programming can be daunting but, once you’re there, you leave yourself open to learning a new programming language. Upskilling is an essential part of maintaining your programming career and flourishing in it. As we’ve stated before, HTML and CSS are probably the most basic programming languages and are […]

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