Programming Projects, Developer Salary and a Survey

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Code Conquest Newsletter #15
June 5, 2013

What’s the most fun part of coding? We think it’s working on your own project. You can make your own website, a mobile app, or whatever you like. And you’re free to build it however you like. It’s much more fun than following along with a tutorial.

Ever since we started the Code Conquest website in September of last year, we’ve always made sure that there’s enough information to help you build your projects.

First, we put together a list of project ideas for if you were stuck trying to decide what to make:

Then, we showed you how to turn your coding project idea into a plan:

Until now, the final piece of the puzzle has been missing. Once you’ve got an idea and a plan, how do you go about building your creation?

How to Build a Programming Project completes the Code Conquest series on programming projects. It includes helpful tips on…

  • using tools
  • testing and debugging your code
  • getting help
  • putting on the finishing touches
  • deploying your creation.

Read it all here…

Survey: How Did You Learn to Program?

Amber Case has been doing informal interviews around the subject of learning coding for the past year or so. She’s found the stories she’s collected so far both astounding and inspiring – and now she wants your story.

How have you been learning to program? How did you get interested in it? What have you created?

The survey takes between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how much thought you want to put in. Complete the survey here…

Web Developers Make $30 an Hour

Here’s an interesting article from CNN Money profiling the perks of working as a pro web developer. Annalyn Kurtz writes that the job offers a median salary of $30 an hour or $62,500 a year, and you don’t even need a bachelor’s degree. The article also includes case studies of how Matt Kenefick and Chris Lemke found success as web developers.

Read the article here…

Quotation of the Week

‘I think if someone had told me that software is really about humanity, that it’s really about helping people by using computer technology, it would have changed my outlook a lot earlier.’

– Vanessa Hurst
Founder, CodeMontage

Have a great day,
The Code Conquest Team

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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.

Read our full review of Treehouse…

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