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Archived Code Conquest Newsletters
- #2 February 2013: 25 Places to Find Programming Puzzles
- #3 March 2013: 9 Apps Built By Self-Taught Coders
- #4 March 2013: Coding Club Learns to Make iPhone Apps
- #5 March 2013: Learn to Use Github
- #6 March 2013: You Can Program Wikipedia
- #7 April 2013: 6 New Coding Courses
- #8 April 2013: Patrick Learned to Code and Found a Job He Loves
- #9 April 2013: Douglas Rushkoff Video – Why You Should Learn to Code
- #10 April 2013: Coder’s Creation Stars in New Yahoo! App
- #11 May 2013: 16 Brand New Coding Articles
- #12 May 2013: Over 100 Useful Programming Links
- #13 May 2013: Here’s How to Learn Mobile App Programming
- #14 May 2013: A Beginner’s Set of Handy Programming Tools
- #15 June 2013: Programming Projects, Developer Salary, and a Survey
- #16 June 2013: Finding a Job and Programming Resources
- #17 June 2013: Starting a Business, Node.js and Programming Facebook
- #18 June 2013: How to Learn HTML and CSS
- #19 July 2013: What’s the Most Widely Written Programming Language?
- #20 July 2013: Here’s How to Learn PHP and MySQL
- #21 July 2013: Guess the Programming Language
- #22 July 2013: Guess the Programming Language – Round 2!
- #23 July 2013: Objective-C, Cocoa, Xcode and More
- #24 August 2013: Android Training, Treehouse iPad App and CoffeeScript
- #25 August 2013: Java Training and the Future of Programming
- #26 August 2013: The Training Recommendations Are Over – Almost!
- #27 August 2013: Is Codecademy Really Worth It?
- #28 September 2013: This Website Has Over 300 Coding Courses
- #29 September 2013: This Website Lets You Learn By Doing
- #30 September 2013: We’d Like to Share These Changes with You
- #31 December 2015: Year-End Newsletter
- #32 March 2016: New content, Easter eggs, and Deals!
- #33 April 2016: Prince, Career Advice, and New Content!
- #34 May 2016: Coding Cheat Sheets, and Lots of New Content!
- #35 June 2016: Swift Playgrounds, Treehouse TechDegrees and More!
- #36 July 2016: AMP Initiative, Job Boards, Quizzes, Cheat Sheets, and More!
- #37 August 2016: $10 Udemy Deal (Expired), Treehouse TechDegrees, and More!
- #38 September 2016: Jimi Hendrix Coding Joke, Win $10,000, and Mobile Development Deals!
- #39 October 2016: Coding Career Advice, Sources for Help, and a Great Deal!
Welcome to the November Newsletter!
Thanksgiving is now behind us, and the holiday season is in full swing! We hope you got to spend time with your family and that it was lovely!
Since it is a time of year where most of us consume too much food, it would be a great time to think about some healthy coding tips!
Be a Healthy Developer!
Most courses and software development books talk about the technical side of the career. You have to worry about things like product design, testing, commenting, source control, and much more. Yes, these are all important things to know – and be mindful of – as a successful developer.
What many of these resources don’t talk about, however, are the psychological, health, and knowledge aspects of the job. So, today we will.
Here are some tips that can help you get through your day – and your career – as a developer:
- If you get stuck on a problem or have issues with your code, it’s okay to take a break. There are many studies that explain working in smaller chunks can actually make you more productive.
- Stay active, healthy, and creative. Your physical health matters too, so don’t spend every waking hour sitting in front of a computer. Get out and get some exercise. In your free time, strengthen your brain by being creative. You’ll need it when it’s time for the design phase!
- Participate in open source. As a developer, one of the best things you can do for your reputation and clout is work with a successful community. Believe it or not, a lot of employers pay attention to these communities and even make hiring decisions with them.
- Stay current on technology news. When you have your head down, working diligently, it’s easy to forget there’s a world around you. Technology advances fast, so it’s important you stay up-to-date and know what’s happening in that world.
- Never stop learning. Just because you’re content working with a single language or platform, doesn’t mean you should stop seeking out new knowledge. Always take the time to read new tips, advice, practice new languages, and learn new technologies. Employers are more willing to hire developers that understand current market trends.
- Be open to criticism and mistakes. No one is perfect, and that means no developer is perfect. If you fail, make a mistake, or have the opportunity to get feedback – even negative – relish the experience. The only way to grow stronger is to identify your weaknesses and patch any holes. You can’t do this if you’re getting things right all the time.
- Finally, love what you do!
Want more advice like this? Check out the CodeConquest.com blog!
iOS and Android Development Courses On Sale for Cyber Week!
Have you ever wanted to learn Android and iOS mobile app development? Think the courses are usually too expensive? Well, they are! The 17 iOS Courses Bundle Deal normally sells for $2500, but we have an exclusive deal where we can offer it for $29!!
If you’ve never heard of it before, EDUfyre is “a bootstrapped startup” created to supply “access to the world’s best online courses and instructors in the field of Information Technology” to everyone.
Their courses are great and include a ridiculous amount of lectures – the iOS course has over 200 hours of video! Anyone can participate, even if you have no prior coding experience or knowledge.
Some of the features offered are:
- Lifetime access to all courses and future updates
- Access to more than 200 hours of iOS training videos, 70+ hours of Android training videos, and source code
- Learn by building 20+ real apps and games of your own
- Learn to work with multiple versions of each OS
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You Can Become a Coder In 6 Months
Did you know you can transform your career – and life – in just six months by becoming a professional coder?
It seems like a lofty claim, but it’s true, and possible. Especially, if you invest your time wisely.
How, you ask?
Follow this simple guide and make it happen! You can also subscribe to courses through Treehouse, Lynda, and many others. They offer a variety of programs to help you learn computer languages in a short amount of time.
Beginner Coding Quizzes!
Want to test your knowledge of a specific language or topic? Give our free coding quizzes a try!
Each quiz has a total of 10 questions picked at random from a larger pool, and they’re all multiple choice. It’s a different test every time you take it!
This question was taken from the Ruby quiz. You’d be surprised how many get it wrong!
If you know the answer, or want to take a guess head on over to the Ruby quiz now.
Looking for Work as a Programmer?
Take a look at our new programmer job listings. There are job opportunities available for the following fields:
- PHP Development
- HTML Development
- Java Development
- CSS Development
- Ruby Development
- jQuery Development
- MySQL Development
- Python Development
Don’t forget, we also have a section with advice on finding a development job. It explains what to specialize in, what plan to follow, finding a new job, and preparing for an interview. Check it out if you’ve never read it before.
There’s some great advice here!
Language Cheat Sheets are Live!
Our language cheat sheets are available to download!
They contain a collection of notes, facts, and commands you can reference at any given time. Think of them as a study card, but for programming. They’re handy when you find yourself stuck and need help getting past an error.
Here are all the languages we support:
You may also be interested in reading about these handy coding tools, many of which will make your job as a developer easier.
If you have any suggestions for improvement or new features you’d like to see, just head to our contact page!
The Team at CodeConquest.com
Recommended Training – Treehouse
Although this site recommends various training services, our top recommendation is Treehouse.
Treehouse is an online training service that teaches web design, web development and app development with videos, quizzes and interactive coding exercises.
Treehouse's mission is to bring technology education to those who can't get it, and is committed to helping its students find jobs. If you're looking to turn coding into your career, you should consider Treehouse.
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