October 2016 Newsletter: Coding Career Advice, Sources for Help, and a Great Deal!

Welcome to the October Newsletter!

Halloween is all over! Hope you were spared the tricks but got lots of treats!

Now on to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then the home stretch – New Years. It’s hard to believe 2016 is almost over already!

We found another great programming joke for all our fellow Java and C coders out there.

Java and C are spending some time together, and they decide to tell jokes. Java goes, but his joke isn’t that funny.

It’s C’s turn, so he writes something on the wall, points to it and says “Do you get the reference?”

But Java doesn’t.

A Career in Coding May Be Just What You’re Looking for

Coding on a Macbook ProAs we near the end of the year, plenty of people will take time to assess their recent progress and achievements. That’s when you start to see the cracks are showing, at least when it comes to your career.

You may not like the people you work with. Or, perhaps you don’t like the duties you’ve been assigned. Maybe you realize you’re not going anywhere, stuck with the same job title that you’ll have for years?

Whatever it is. We’ve all been there. At a crossroads where it’s time to decide whether you want to stay on the train you’ve been on, or whether you want to get off at the next stop.

If that’s the case, a career in coding may be just the push you need to move your life forward. Back in April, we published a post about this on the CodeConquest blog, but now is a great time to revisit. If you haven’t read it yet, you should go do that, especially if you’re not happy with your current career!

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 Swift quiz. You’d be surprised how many get it wrong!

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If you know the answer, or want to take a guess head on over to the Swift quiz now.

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Where to Find Coding Help?

Want some help coding? Running into issues during development, or learning a new language? Want to know where you can go for help?

We have an entire section dedicated to finding sources of coding help. It discusses where you can find official documentation for select languages, outlines some web development resources, and even reveals a few popular community forums where you can get help from like-minded folks.

Looking for Work as a Programmer?

Take a look at our new programmer job listings. There are job opportunities available for the following fields:

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.

Suggestions

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


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