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The CodeNewbie Holiday Wish List

The holidays are here! It’s time to exchange gifts with those near and dear to us, and maybe grab something for yourself too. If you’re shopping for a coder, here are some fun gift ideas. Bitcoin Paper Wallet with Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Mentors on how to get a job in gaming, get started in VR, and use side projects to learn

Our first #MentorMonday focused on gaming. We had three amazing mentors with years of experience in the industry share their thoughts, answer your questions, and, for this blog post, respond to the most common questions they were asked. Make sure … Continue reading

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New Scholarship Program for Web and Mobile Development

Google and Udacity have teamed up to offer a new scholarship for 50,000 people to learn web development or mobile development (Android) skills. It’s a big step for them. CodeNewbie spoke with Stuart Frye, VP of Economic Opportunity at Udacity, … Continue reading

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What is Swift?

Swift is the newest language available for developing apps for Apple products — all of them! Though Swift is synonymous with iOS and iPhones, one of the exciting reasons to learn it is that you can also use this language … Continue reading

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How Do Browsers Work?

The web browser is one of those things that we rely on to “automagically” do amazing things for us. Show me how to find coffee nearby…now! But how exactly does it turn code into pixels? CodeNewbie invited Lin Clark, an … Continue reading

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How can I practice pair programming?

Pair programming is part of the day-to-day software development process for many companies, and it can also be used as part of the technical interview process. When interviewing job candidates, it’s a helpful way to see how you might perform … Continue reading

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Apple Rejected My App. What Do I Do Now?

App Store rejections can be discouraging and downright puzzling. We’re here to help. According to Apple, 51% of App Store rejections fall into just 3 categories in their somewhat cryptic guidelines. We’re addressing each category, offering some explanation and suggestions … Continue reading

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Yes, you can be a public speaker

A lot of amazing people don’t speak at conferences because they think speaking requires being an expert. It doesn’t. At all. Speaking is a form of storytelling. It’s a performance more than anything. It’s a skill that can be practiced … Continue reading

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Bits, Bytes, and the Shift Toward 64-bit Apps

BACKGROUND – FAMILIAR USES OF MEGABYTES You may be familiar with seeing megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB) as measures of computer memory. For example, think about sharing photos. You open an email. You attach a photo. The attachment size on … Continue reading

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How to get unstuck during a pair-programming interview

One of the hardest parts of pair programming is figuring out what to do when you get stuck. Especially when you’re pair programming as part of a job interview. What do you say? How do you prove you’re a reliable, … Continue reading

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