Web Development

Calculating Freelance Web Developer Rates

Asking for an average freelance web developer hourly rate is much like asking how much someone in the US pays in rent. Just as...
Chris Castiglione
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5 Fool Proof Tips for Building a Strong Web…

The demand for web developers is growing quickly. But even with this rapidly expanding demand, if you’re looking for a permanent or freelance assignment,...
Chris Castiglione
3 min read

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...
Chris Castiglione
2 min read

Learn to Become a Web Developers: Roles & Responsibilities

Who is on a web development team?  The four most important roles on a web development team are: User Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA)...
Chris Castiglione
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Frontend vs. Backend Developers: What’s the Difference?

When learning to code beginners are often confronted with two paths: frontend AND backend. Which do you choose? Can you do both? How much...
Chris Castiglione
4 min read

Ruby vs. Python: What’s the Difference?

Which is better Ruby or Python? I’ve used both Ruby and Python in my work — and while they’re similar, they’re also different in...
Mattan Griffel
3 min read

The Best Text Editors for Beginners

What text editor should I use? What is a text editor, and why does it matter which one I use? Text editors are programs that...
Chris Castiglione
6 min read

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...
Chris Castiglione
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jQuery vs. JavaScript | What’s the difference?

Here is a question I hear often: What’s the difference between JavaScript and jQuery? To understand the difference you need to look at a...
Chris Castiglione
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