http://www.castig.org Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

       



196 Stories by Chris Castiglione

I Studied German for 20 Min a Day For a Year and This is what I learned

Last year, I decided I needed to learn German. It started one night while I was at a dinner party in Berlin. During dinner,...
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Why You Should Learn jQuery Before JavaScript

I’ve put in over 200+ hours teaching HTML, CSS and JavaScript in the classroom. With each new class of incoming students inevitably someone will...
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How to use Apple’s Digital Color Meter

The Digital Color Meter is a built-in color dropper tool on your Mac. It’s super handy for both web designers and web developers. Here’s...
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What is Coding?

Today, we are going to talk about coding. Specifically, I’ll answer the question: What in the world is coding? We’ll also cover a little...
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LLC vs. Corporation: Which is Right for Startups?

If You’re Starting A Startup: If you’re starting a startup, and you want to deal with equity, you’ll need to start something known as a...
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Understanding HTTP Basics

One thing that always surprises me when teaching a security class to developers is how little they understand about HTTP. Sure, everyone knows that...
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What People Really Mean When They Say “I Want To Learn How To Code”

There are two important things to know about learning to code: Most people don’t actually want to “learn to code” Learning to code doesn’t...
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The Newbie Guide to Ethical Hacking

I hack websites. I’ve been doing it for a long time, across various industries, tech stacks, and programming languages. When I tell people what...
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Some People Say Ruby Is Too Complex for Beginners…

Is Ruby the right programming language for beginners? One of the biggest criticisms I hear lobbed against learning Ruby as a beginner language is...
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