Category: education

Launching Your Design Career: Which Type Of Education Is Best For You?

    If you’re stuck in a job you hate and have dreams of becoming a designer and working in a creative role that fills you with excitement daily, the road to entering this completely new industry can feel daunting. Making a major ...

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

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 attempt to objectively assess the app’s abi...

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” carries more weight – I believe that...

What’s Design Thinking and Why Should You Bother?

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. What’s Design Thinking? Of course, there’s a highly scie...

Projects Can Sometimes Be the Worst Way to Learn JavaScript

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 do projects.” To be 100% clear, projects are often a grea...

The Full Stack Overflow Developer

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 this means. Full Stack Overflow developers work almost entirely by...

Responsive Web Design: Where Do We Go From Here?

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 experiences with responsive web design.Here’s what I had to s...

Online Skills Tests: Find the Perfect Developer With Tests for Geeks

Sounds familiar? You are looking to hire a developer with a professional skill set in e.g. PHP. You bring your offer out to the job boards of the globe. Certainly you receive a load of applications. Are you going to interview them all, knowing that most will not even have ten percent of the skills needed? Tests for Gee...

True Gaming Experience: Going Full Throttle with the Gamepad API in Microsoft Flight Simulator Arcade

Gaming on the Web has come a long way with HTML5 technologies like Canvas, WebGL, and WebAudio. It’s now possible to produce high-fidelity graphics and sound within the browser. However, to provide a true gaming experience, you need input devices designed for gaming. The Gamepad API is a proposed standard of the ...