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  • What are the Best Programming Languages if you DON’T have a Degree?

    June 10, 2018

    Without a degree, your best chances of getting work is with a small business. Over 80% of small businesses use PHP to power their websites. So that makes PHP the #1 choice for those with no degrees.

    Wordpress is also widely used by small business, and Wordpress is created with PHP, some JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. Together, these coding languages are part of what is called the ‘web stack’. Learn the web stack and you will open up MANY job opportunities.

    I created a video on the best programming languages if you DON’T have a degree:

    Stefan Mischook

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  • Talk on Optimizing a Website’s Performance

    June 9, 2018

    For database driven websites (web apps,) typically the biggest bottleneck is the database. So be sure your database is optimized. With SQL based databases, that starts with proper table design and smart indexing. That will handle 98% of websites performance needs. In terms of client side code (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript,) it comes down to lazy …

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  • Will Wix Kill Web Design?

    June 1, 2018

    Evil, evil, evil Wix!! That is the cry of many web designers. Will Wix kill web design? Short answer: nope.

    Why won’t Wix just kill web design?

    Simple answer: it doesn’t do it all and frankly, professional web designers should just embrace Wix as an optional tool. Yes, some small business will opt for Wix (or some other web builder,) but many will realize sooner or later that Wix though productive, has limits. When they do, in comes the modern web designer of 2018 and beyond!

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  • Google Flutter vs Swift, Java and Kotlin

    April 23, 2018

    Mobile app development has moved toward hybrid apps, using the web stack (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript,) and frameworks like Phonegap or React Native.

    But when it comes to the development of high demand (in terms of performance) mobile apps, using native languages like Swift for iOS and Java for Android is still the way to go. This might change with Googles Flutter framework.

    Check out the video:




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  • 3 Yuugly Powerful Programming Hacks

    February 19, 2018

    Someone asked me, if I had to pick the most important things you can do to improve your programming, what would it be? Have a consistent self describing naming convention. This saves you yuuge time because you will make less mistakes and be able to code more quickly. Keep your code fine-grained. This means you …

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