Defining Functions – Programming Simplified

What is a function? A function is an activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing. Oops. Wrong function! In JavaScript functions can be described the same way. Functions are intended for a specific thing and typically are created to perform the same task a few times. There Are Functions All […]

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Arrays & Maps – Programming Simplified

What are arrays ? Arrays are an ordered list of values.   Let’s Play a Game! Can You Guess What Moved? – Nothing Let’s say you and a friend some have toys you want to place in a container. You decide to make a game out of it. You place your toys in a a […]

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JavaScript Data Types – Programming Simplified

What are data types? A data type is a classification of data which tells the compiler how the programmer intends to use the data. Think of this as you telling your computer how it should use the information you give it. For example if you want to add to number you have to tell your computer you’re using numbers. Then […]

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Constants – Programming Simplified

Constants Constants are values that can’t be changed once they are set. Think of this like your birthday. You are born on a specific month, day and year and once that happens you can’t get a new one. Syntax – ECMAScript6 const birthday = “07/24/1992”; const This is a special word that means, I can […]

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Programming So Easy a Kid Could Understand It

I figure, if my dad who has no idea what a computer or programming is in 2018 can understand this,  anyone can   I’m tasking myself with taking different programming topics and breaking them down so well that a kid could understand it. Why? Because I could use a refresher myself and I’m sure this […]

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How to Approach a New Programming Project

Set and understand your goal. This is probably the most important part of any project. Understanding the scope of your work and outcome will give you a better idea of how long a project will take and will help you break your project into smaller digestible tasks Make a list of tasks and features for […]

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The Not Socially Awkward Nerd

For all of my developers who started programming after high school chances are you are the nerd who isn’t so nerdy. What do I mean? You have a decent sized social group, you know how to turn the nerd on/off and you like to get out and enjoy other parts of life. The rest of […]

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Gender Codes: Why Are Women Leaving Computing

iWomen have been the minority of computer science for years. Many realize this, but don’t know when and why this occurred.  Gender Code, by Thomas Misa,  explores the how, when and why women started staying away from the computing field.  Background Thomas Misa looks to see what attracted women to computing and when women started to leave […]

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15 Minutes a Day to Keep Up to Date With Technology

You Don’t Need a Lot of Time I don’t have much free time as most people because I work full-time and head my side business, but it’s important for me to stay current with technology. I like  to read, watch or test the latest technologies. I’ll even read or watch video reviews if I’m unable to […]

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Potential Uses for Apple’s new ARKit

Brief Look at Potential Uses for Apple’s new ARKit Apple announced the release of its AR Kit. If you are unfamiliar with augmented reality, AR superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world (Layman’s terms: Augmented reality draws images on top of the world we see around us). This can be […]

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