How Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Learned to Code

Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with his long-time friend Bill Gates. And while Gates might be the public face of Microsoft, Allen came up with the name—a combination of microcomputer and software. 

The partnership between Gates and Allen changed history. Yet when they met, Allen and Gates were barely teenagers, just getting their first taste of computing. So how did Paul Allen teach himself programming and found a billion-dollar company? 

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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Almost Gave Up On Programming in College

At a startup event, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian presented his vision for the future. “Every business is going to be a software business in the future. Just full stop.” 

But Ohanian nearly gave up on programming in college. After taking a single computer science course, Ohanian stuck with a double major in business and history.

So how did Alexis Ohanian found Reddit and become a multimillionaire before his 23rd birthday?

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The Best Programming Blogs You Should Read Daily

Programming blogs offer expert advice from skilled coders, tutorials for beginners, and career advice for programs at every level. By reading programming blogs daily, you can stay ahead of the curve and learn more about the profession. You’ll read about the latest trends, learn tricks of the trade, and master different coding languages by choosing the right programming blogs.

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What is backend development?

As a new programmer, it can be intimidating to figure out what field you want to specialize in. There are so many different options: frontend development, backend development, data science, mobile development, and on and on. It can all be very confusing. Two of the most popular options are backend and frontend development. In this article, I am going to answer the question: what is backend development? I will also explain how it differs from frontend development. Continue reading “What is backend development?”

Is Programming Hard?

If you’ve ever considered a career change, you’ve probably thought about coding. After all, programming jobs are growing 50% faster than the overall market, and jobs that require coding skills pay $22,000 more each year than jobs that don’t require coding skills. Software developers and software engineers earn over $100,000 a year on average, with high job growth projections by 2026. And US News & World Report, CNNMoney, and Payscale all put software developers at the top of their best jobs in America lists.

But is programming hard? In this article, we will explore how difficult it really is.

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Should you learn to program?

More people want to learn to program than ever before. There are plenty of people that encourage you to learn to program: like the model, programmer, and programming advocate Karlie Kloss. There are also many prominent figures who disparage the “everyone should learn to code” attitude.

So who is right? Is learning to program really the secret to achieving your dreams? Or are you wasting your time like the popular TechCrunch article Please Don’t Learn to Code suggests? In this article, we will explore whether or not you should embark on your own journey learning to program or give your dream up forever because you are wasting your time. Continue reading “Should you learn to program?”

How to work as a programmer from home

Do you hate going to work? Maybe the reason why is because you are stuck in an office. In this article, I am going to share my experience working as a programmer from home. I will let you know what it is really like to work from home as a programmer, and answer the question: is it a goal worth pursuing? Then, I will show you how you can work from home as a programmer too. Continue reading “How to work as a programmer from home”

What is the difference between HTML and CSS?

What is the difference between HTML and CSS? If you want to design your own websites, you need to master both HTML and CSS. And understanding what is the difference between HTML and CSS can help you master web design faster and create engaging sites with high user experience scores.

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The 13 Best Programming Books For Software Developers

Software development is a hot field, and it’s projected to grow 24% by 2026. Plus, the average software developer makes over $100,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you want to crack into software development, particularly by learning Python, you need the best resources. Here are the best programming books to build your coding skills, ace coding interviews, and succeed as a software developer.

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