Archive for the ‘education’ Category

Duolingo for PHP – How Much PHP Can Apps like Mimo Teach?

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Mimo is an app which claims to teach coding "on the go". As a long time Duolingo user, I could relate to this approach - particularly as I was becoming increasingly interested in achieving some degree of basic Swift literacy in the coming weeks. In an...

Can 9-to-5 Developers Be Good Developers?

While picking talks for the conference he's organizing, James Titcumb recently tweeted that well known speakers get picked over others because, among other things, they're reliable (i.e. they don't cancel). I would argue that "among other things" carr...

What’s Design Thinking and Why Should You Bother?

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Design Thinking means becoming more agile, speeding up innovation cycles, working in a more customer-oriented way. What happens if you don’t do that can be seen when looking at Nokia, Kodak, Blackberry, and other, previously successful, players. ...

Projects Can Sometimes Be the Worst Way to Learn JavaScript

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This article was peer reviewed by Tim Severien and Chris Perry. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! One of the most surprisingly dangerous pieces of advice to JavaScript learners is to "just d...

The Full Stack Overflow Developer

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In a few talks and interviews I lamented about a phenomenon in our market that’s always been around, but seems to be rampant by now: the one of the full Stack Overflow developer. Prompted by Stephen Hay on Twitter, I shall now talk a bit about what...

Responsive Web Design: Where Do We Go From Here?

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I had the great pleasure of delivering the closing keynote at Responsive Day Out 3: The Final Breakpoint. Held in Brighton, UK on 19 June 2015, the conference is a gathering of designers and developers sharing their workflow strategies, techniques, and...