The Best Online Coding Courses for Self-Taught Programmers

So you want to learn to program? Great idea! Learning to code will help your career regardless of whether you want to become a software engineer or use your skills in another field. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to go back to school or spend 20 thousand dollars... Read More

The Best Programming Podcasts For Self-Taught Programmers

You probably already listen to entertaining podcasts like Serial and This American Life. But did you know there are also programming podcasts, software engineering podcasts, and computer science podcasts that can help you improve as a developer? There are even coding podcasts that show you a day in the life... Read More

The Most Important Women in Programming History

In recent history, men have dominated the field of programming. But the world’s first computer programmer was a woman who lived a century before the invention of computers. Women programmers have played an essential role in the history of programming. As pioneers in software engineering, computer programming, and game design,... Read More

How I went from a cashier to a junior web developer in 12 months

A few years ago, I was working as a retail cashier at Goodwill. Today, I am a junior web developer at Blue Tangerine: a website design, development, and digital marketing agency. The process of going from a complete beginner to a software engineer took dedication and perseverance, but I wouldn’t... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More