Each week we publish new content for you here on the blog. From tutorials and coding tips to student stories and tech industry news and insights, we’re here to give you a weekly dose of web design and development resources. Be sure to check back in weekly, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with what’s new on the Treehouse blog. Here’s a recap of what we’ve featured on the blog this month.
What’s the best programming language for a beginner to learn right now?
If you’re new to coding, you may be asking yourself: where is the best place to start? You’ve heard the names of countless programming languages flying around, but it’s hard to know which one is right for you. If you aren’t sure where to start, it’s worth noting that there is one particularly popular language that’s in high-demand and coincidently it’s also very approachable and digestible for beginners. Read more.
Tips I wish I’d known when learning to code
Learning to code is great, but learning to learn is essential. Having been learning to code for more than a year, Treehouse moderator Jennifer Nordell has a few tips to share with those of you just getting started. Adopt these from the beginning and we guaranteed they’ll make your learning smoother. Read more.
Being a Full-Time Mom and Becoming a Front End Developer: Priscilla’s Story
As a full-time mom, Priscilla had to be incredibly organized and fit learning into her day whenever she could. She had to be driven and determined, but the hard work paid off with her completing the Treehouse Front End Developer Techdegree program. 6 months later, Priscilla is now a contractor working full-time as a Front End Developer at Teleflora and loves what she does every day. We asked Priscilla to share her inspiring story and valuable advice with other aspiring developers. Read more.
We Are All Data Analysts
Marc Andreessen famously made the case that “software is eating the world.” We can now take that a step further. Programming, at its core, is about understanding and manipulating data and today, the ability to analyze data is needed in more ways than ever before. Read more.
Alternatives to Immersive Coding Bootcamps
The demand for developers is still constant and there’s no better time than now to learn the skills you need to facilitate a career shift to tech. If you’re interested in becoming a developer but can’t meet the demands of an accelerated learning program, here’s why learning to code online is a good alternative. Read more.
The Lowdown on Becoming a Developer
As #tech becomes more integrated into our lives, so does the need for people who can shape and control it. The result: a booming demand for #developers. BUT there are a few key factors that are often left out when people talk about the demand. here are a few important caveats to becoming a developer that aren’t always mentioned. Read more.
How I became a developer by choosing self-study over a college degree
Jeffrey worked 50-70 hour weeks in service jobs. He was exhausted and in need of a significant career change. Then he was introduced to coding bootcamps and the idea of a career in web development. However, the $10,000 cost of a bootcamp and the time it required wasn’t an option for Jeffrey. Although people told him he was crazy for choosing to learn to code online over a college degree, he was determined that it was the right career fit for him. Read more.