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  • What’s the difference between a front end developer and back end developer?

    Websites and applications are complex! Buttons and images are just the tip of the iceberg. With this kind of complexity, you need people to manage it, but which parts are the front end developers and back end developers responsible for? Originally written for freecodecamp.org. The many layers of development Whether you're working on a website …

  • How to Grow Your Audience and Share Your Content with the World

    Building quality content can be a really rewarding task, but for those just starting out or those who don't yet have a large audience, that content can easily get buried amongst the other million tweets on Twitter. How can we expand our reach and help our content impact more people? Creating our content for the …

  • How is Design Important as a Developer and What Can You Do to Level Up?

    Design is a part of the product process that often gets pushed off. This can come at a cost that your customers or other developers have to pay. How is design important for those of us who aren't just pushing pixels in Photoshop or Figma and what can we do to level up? Design as …

  • How MySpace Taught Me How to Code and Where You Should Look to Develop Your Passion

    Learning something new is hard. It's even more challenging if you have a hard time trying to find motivation. How can we find things in our everyday lives that can help us learn? Tom is no longer in your extended network It's been almost 10 years since we saw massive changes underway at MySpace. If …

  • How to Write More Effectively and Develop Your Unique Style

    Writing is an important way for all of us to share our thoughts and experiences. While the content itself is important, what else can we can do to more effectively get our thoughts across? Why is writing important in the first place? Everyone will develop their own reasons for why writing is important to them, but …

  • What is a Senior Developer and how can I become one?

    Becoming a Senior Developer is something many of us strive for as we continue our code journey and build our career. But what does it actually mean to be a "Senior" Developer? What being a Senior Developer is not Before we start, let's get this out of the way. Contradictory to what you'll see on …

  • Overcoming Your Fear of Writing and How You Can Find Motivation

    Writing about our work is one of those things that most of us have on our to-do list. But whether it's due to procrastination or fear, we never actually get to it. Here's some more motivation and reasons why you should give it a shot! Why should we write in the first place? Maybe you've …

  • Set Future You Up for Success with Good Coding Habits

    Getting in the habit of being conscious of your coding decisions can make a difference not only as you build out your project, but also when you or your teammates try to revisit that project in the future. What kinds of things can we do to make it a little easier on our future self? …

  • How to set up a custom Mapbox basemap style with React Leaflet and Leaflet Gatsby Starter

    Building maps can be pretty powerful, but often you're stuck with open source options for the map imagery that might not help the readability of your data. How can we leverage Mapbox's tile APIs to add a custom basemap to our React Leaflet app? What are we going to build? We're going to walk through …

  • How to create a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard & Map App with Gatsby and Leaflet

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has swiftly changed how all of us interact day to day. How can we use available APIs to build a mapping app that shows the impact it has had on the world? Update: The original NovelCOVID API v1 endpoint has been deprecated. Please update and use the following instead: https://corona.lmao.ninja/v2/countries Author's …