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Learn to Code: The 4 paths

Learn to Code: The 4 paths

[ 8 minute read ] Disclaimer: We use Node.js at Elium because we believe it is the best technology out there - and gaining traction in the industry worldwide. However, we have experience with other frameworks and recognize their value as well so we've included the pros and cons of each technology. That way, we ensure the article stays as impartial as possible. This is the final article of the Learn to Code series (the one you've all been waiting for :P) In it, we will explore the different paths you can follow as part of your web development career. Path 1 - Iron Man This is

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Learn to Code: How to learn web development

[4 minute read] Most people learn like this: I'm going to give you a way to circumvent these common pitfalls when learning how to code. This is especially important when learning how to code because it can be pretty complex. All you need is a clear goal in mind, and a structured work plan: Cut your losses : Know what you're working towards and what else exists out there so you don't waste your own time. Build a priority pyramid : In your work plan, itemize a task list so you know what to do 1st, then 2nd, 3rd, etc. Steps happen one at a time for a

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Learn to Code: Know the Market

[ 5 minute read ] In this post we will explore the different market trends among the main web technologies (Node.js, Ruby, Django, & Java) to help you take an informed decision when choosing what to learn. It is part of our Learn to Code series that aims to equip you with the knowledge, strategies, and resources to help you begin your journey into programming. This post is here to make sure that before you invest time and money into learning a technology (or something else), you know what you're getting into. You know what the future holds for this technology. And if you're anything like me,

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Learn to Code: Apply the Golden Circle

[8 minute read] I’m Max Welcome to Elium's first blog post! I’m Max, a full stack web developer with Elium Academy, and an expert developer with 7+ years of experience in multiple stacks including Java, Ruby, Node.js, and Python. I’ve gone through the process of learning to code, and want to share the best ways I've discovered to help you begin your journey into tech. Golden Circle Applied to Code In this post series on “Learning to Code”, we apply the golden circle theory to set out the ultimate guide to getting started in web development. We will look at the : Why

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How to become a growth-hacker

[7 minute read] The skills to become a growth-hacker Would you like to become a growth-hacker? Below I will provide you with a short overview of what skills you need to master in order to consider yourself as a growth hacker (sponsored by Elium Academy) First of all, it’s important to realize that there is no magic ‘growth hacking formula’. Every hack effort must be customized for the company and the particular type of interaction it has with its customer (ie. B2B, B2C or B2G). Three Timeless Principles There are three principles that are critical, regardless of the project, if you want to achieve your

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