September 2016 Newsletter: Jimi Hendrix coding joke, Win $10,000, and mobile development deals!

Welcome to the September Newsletter!

Hello, subscribers!

The holidays are coming fast. Are you ready? Halloween will be here before you know it, then Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. It’s hard to believe 2016 is almost over already!

We found a great programming joke that’s sure to make you chuckle! Ready?

What kind of modem did Jimi Hendrix have?

A purple Hayes.

Hey Devs, Want a Chance to Win $10,000?

Normally we don’t cover third-party news, certainly not in our monthly newsletter, but this info is too good to pass up!

There’s an online coding battle called OpenBracket opening to all devs during the weekend of October 15-17. It will be hosted through HackerRank – sign-up here – an online job board for coders and developers.

The winner will receive $10,000 in cash, and 2nd to 5th place finishers will get $1,000 each.

Another 49 participants will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the IRL portion of the competition in Wilmington, Delaware, which takes place on November 5. 100 finalists will compete in that competition for even more earnings.

What are you waiting for? Hurry and go sign up!

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 HTML 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 HTML quiz now.

Learn Mobile App Development Deal!

Mobile is the place to be. According to Smart Insights, people now spend more time on mobile devices (51%) than on desktop computers (42%).

Naturally, now is a great time to get into mobile app development, if you’re not already invested. It’s one of the best ways to use existing coding experience. Better yet, there are many platforms you can use that make use of different languages – one you may already know well.

The best part about our mobile deals section is that there are a bunch of opportunities. You can find exactly the course you need to hone your skills.

You’ll find courses like:

  • The Complete React Native and Redux Course
  • iOS 10 & Swift 3: From Beginner to Paid Professional
  • Android: From Beginner to Paid Professional
  • The Complete iOS Game Course – Build a Flappy Bird Clone
  • Learn to Code by Making Games – The Complete Unity Developer
  • and many more…

FYI – We send reminder notifications to users on our Deals list so you never miss a great opportunity to learn for less! Sign up today.

Don’t Miss Our Job Boards!

Looking for a new job? A career in coding would suit you well!

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

Language Cheat Sheets are Here!

Our language cheat sheets are live!

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:


If you have any suggestions for improvement or new features you’d like to see, just head to our contact page!

The Team at

Recommended Training – Treehouse

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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.

Read our full review of Treehouse…

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