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Month: July 2018

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Why The Heck Do I Need To Use Semi-Colons in Javascript

TL;DR: Semi-colons are optional in Javascript, but omitting them can lead to dire consequences on rare occasions. This post explains the reasoning behind when and why to use them for beginners, and signposts to further reading for more detailed information….

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Where can you work if you code?

This week, a number of conversations have been around what kind of opportunities there are available to new developers, once you have learnt to code. From applying for jobs post-bootcamp myself, broadly they fit into these 3 categories: Startups, Agencies and…

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#100DaysOfCode: How I pledged to this for the millionth time

I have a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and I would consider myself as a good coder. However, being good never really satisfied me and I have always wanted to be the best. I have always known the areas where…

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Pushing Left, Like a Boss: Part 3— Secure Design

In the previous article in this series we discussed security requirements. When making any product, requirements are a must, and ensuring you have security built into your requirements from the beginning is the first step to ensure your final product…

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It’s okay not to have a side project

In software development, there is a widely-held belief that you must always have a side project, with a strong preference for side projects that involve writing code. The story is told that if you get home from work and you’re…

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Changing the Ratio for Patents, Measuring Inclusion, and Realizing What Works for Us Might Not Work…

Changing the Ratio for Patents, Measuring Inclusion, and Realizing What Works for Us Might Not Work for Others 5 Ally Actions | Jul 27, 2018 Photo of man typing at a laptop, courtesy of The Jopwell Collection. Caption says “I ask a…

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Hard Work, Growth, and all the Imposter Feels

Around this time almost exactly a year ago, I was gearing up to start a journey that would change the direction of my life. After years of doing work around food systems and agriculture — both from non-profit and for-profit perspectives— I decided…

4 Meetups That Helped Me Grow as A Woman of Color in Tech

Attending various tech Meetups over the years has been pivotal to my growth as a technologist I took a leap and left my full-time job as an email marketer, to work to pursue software engineering! This summer I kicked off…

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Women in Cryptocurrency

Source: Pixabay In the last 10 years, cryptocurrency has transformed from an internet-born concept with a small cash value into a highly profitable and popular online currency. The focus of ICOs on ideas rather than identities has created space in…

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Por que trabalhar remoto?

Photo by Nicole Honeywill on Unsplash Trabalhar remoto não é uma tarefa fácil e simples. Trabalhar remoto exige um bom entendimento de disciplina e auto gerenciamento. Além do mais, trabalhar remoto te dá aquele sentimento de produtividade, pois você não gasta…

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Getting started with Babel and Node

babeljs.io Along with ES6 came a lot of cool features such as template literals, arrow functions, Block-Scoped Constructs among others to make writing JavaScript code more delightful. However, ES6 is not widely supported by all browsers especially older ones which…

20 of the Best Free Resources to Learn How to Code

Show your brain a little self-care by investing time in learning a new coding language. Photo by Alexandru Acea on Unsplash It’s #internationalselfcareday, and rather than simple DIY face mask recipes or meditation tips, we’re giving you a list of our…

How to dockerize your Ruby on Rails development environment

It’s always better in a container — Credit Philip Moris I have long dreaded the complicated setup involved when starting at a new company, but the Paris real estate startup that I worked at was particularly difficult. My Linux distribution, although based on…

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5 Ally Actions | Jul 20, 2018

Photo of man speaking to a group of people Each week, we share five simple steps to take to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally. 1. Say “distinguished guests” instead of “ladies and gentlemen” We appreciate the tips…

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TOA2018: Two Takeaways for Better Tech

TOA’s main hall featuring exhibition booths, lectures, and networking At Tech Open Air (TOA) 2018 in Berlin, two themes kept popping up across presentations as diverse as entrepreneurship to digital twins — and these two trends reveal the climate of Berlin’s startup…

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Meet over 60 Women of Blockchain

At Authority Magazine, We Decided To Balance Things Out A Bit Blockchain is the underlying technology behind cryptocurrency. Simply put, Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way….

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It’s Our Time

Year after year society makes forecasts on the tech world and what we hope to see for the next year. We see predictions from Bitcoin prices, to Ai development, all the way to Tesla introducing a the bulletproof car. However…

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How to prepare for a Coding Bootcamp

Congratulations on taking the leap to try something new! Since I decided to learn coding at General Assembly I haven’t looked back! It’s still a novelty to genuinely love what I am doing when I go into work every day…