Michael Jude Larocca

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Scrimba: JavaScriptmas 2021 - Issue 1

Posted on December 06, 2021

This article starts off the JavaScriptmas 2021 series! I will be documenting Scrimba's event in this series, including my challenge solutions, coverage of winners, and the Christmas Eve Livestream…

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Shruti Balasa: Getting started with Tailwind CSS

Posted on November 29, 2021

In this article, Shruti Balasa joins us on a Scrimba Livestream to teach us how to get started with Tailwind CSS, give us further instruction on her YouTube channel Thirus, and introduce her new book…

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Kacie Ahmed: Web3 - How to Get Started as a Beginner

Posted on November 22, 2021

In this article, Tech Twitter celebrity Kacie Ahmed teaches us how to get started in Web3 development by providing the libraries and frameworks to use, practice projects, tutorials to watch, and more…

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How to Create a Next Level GitHub Profile, with Jesse Hall

Posted on November 15, 2021

In this article, Jesse Hall shows us how to take our GitHub profile to the next level by utilizing GitHub Actions to display our latest blog posts, add social links, display the tools we use, and more…

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Review: Eddie Jaoude Course - How to customize your GitHub Profile

Posted on November 08, 2021

We spent a lot of time on GitHub participating in Hacktoberfest 2021. But did you know you can customize your GitHub profile? In this article, Eddie Jaoude shows us how to make our profiles stand out…

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Hacktoberfest 2021: Issue IV "A New Approach"

Posted on November 01, 2021

In this climactic conclusion of the Hacktoberfest 2021 article series, I seek guidance from the teachings of a CSS Master in "A NEW HOPE" to create my first ever contribution before Hacktoberfest ends…

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My first Hacktoberfest contribution

Posted on October 25, 2021

This article, I document coding my first Hacktoberfest contribution, including forking, cloning, creating a branch, and submitting a pull request; but will I succeed in making a quality contribution…

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How to participate in your first Hacktoberfest repository/project

Posted on October 18, 2021

This article covers how to participate in a Hacktoberfest repository. You will need to fork, clone, edit, and submit a pull request. I went through the process, and I'm providing the instructions…

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Hacktoberfest: 2021

Posted on October 11, 2021

In this article, I am covering this year's Hacktoberfest, what it is, and how to participate! This article will be the first in a series of articles covering registering, contributing, and maintaining…

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Hashnode Bootcamp 2021, Writing Prompt 1

Posted on October 04, 2021

This week's article is the Hashnode Bootcamp - The Art & Business of Technical Writing Prompt 1, which discusses how I got started blogging, what motivates me to keep going, and my goals as a writer…

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Taylor Desseyn on leveraging recruiters to land a job in tech

Posted on September 27, 2021

In this week's article, senior tech recruiter Taylor Desseyn joins us on a Scrimba Podcast to inform us of leveraging recruiters as a viable option to the traditional way of pursuing a job in tech…

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Shaquil Hansford: Freelancing guidance from a professional graphic design contractor

Posted on September 20, 2021

In this article, freelancer Shaquil Hansford joins us on a Francesco Ciulla Livestream to share his story of how he went from $0 to $5K per month, provide us freelance guidance, and introduce his book…

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Productivity tips from a tech professional to help level up our skills

Posted on September 13, 2021

In this week's article, Michael from the HTML All The Things Podcast joins us on a Scrimba Livestream to provide us with valuable tips to help us increase our productivity and level up our tech skills…

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Exploring The Advice Hub: A Centralized Advice Center for Developers

Posted on September 06, 2021

This article explores "The Advice Hub," created by Ayodele Samuel Adebayo, also known as Unclebigbay. The Advice Hub is a new dedicated platform for developers to exchange valuable advice in one place…

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The Importance of Learning in Public

Posted on August 30, 2021

This week's article covers a episode where James Quick and Amy Dutton teach us the importance of learning in public, giving us the best opportunity to get noticed and to become hireable…

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Review: The Boja

Posted on August 23, 2021

In this week's article, I review Gary Simon's new two-year project, "The Boja," a Sci-Fi web series that teaches web developers the UI design fundamentals in a refreshingly new and entertaining way…

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Cassidy Williams: Career advice from a tech industry veteran

Posted on August 16, 2021

In this week's article, tech industry veteran Cassidy Williams joins us on a Scrimba Podcast to provide career advice derived from her vast experience to give us the best chance of breaking into tech…

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Erik Hanchett: Advice on how to get your first developer job from an Amazon Front-End Engineer

Posted on August 09, 2021

Are you looking for your first job in tech? In this week's article, Amazon developer Erik Hanchett joins us on a Scrimba Podcast to give us the advice needed to land our first junior developer job…

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Darin Doria: What senior front-end engineer's look for in junior developers and interns

Posted on August 02, 2021

Interviewing for your first web developer position? In this week's article, Darin Doria gives us the "inside scoop" on what senior front-end engineers are looking for in junior developers and interns…

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Freelancing 101 - with Sarah Shook

Posted on July 26, 2021

In this week's article, freelancer/Full-stack Developer Sarah Shook joins us on a Scrimba Livestream to teach us how to get started with freelancing, including tips, tools, and finding clients…

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Shawn Wang (Swyx): Actionable tactics that will help you to become hireable

Posted on July 19, 2021

In this week's article, Shawn Wang (Swyx) joins us on a Scrimba podcast to discuss concepts in his book that will teach us the principles, strategies, and actionable tactics we need to become hireable…

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Free Code Camp's July 2021 Summit

Posted on July 12, 2021

This week's article covers Free Code Camp's 2021 Summit! New features announced, the Data Science Curriculum fully funded, and Ania Kubów joins the team to administer the Free Code Camp Talks Channel…

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Web Accessibility 101 - with Carie Fisher

Posted on July 05, 2021

In this week's article, Senior Accessibility Trainer Carie Fisher joins us in a Scrimba Livestream event to instruct us on making our websites and apps accessible and inclusive for all! Introduction…

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Communication skill advice from a six-figure Amazon developer

Posted on June 28, 2021

In this week's article, self-taught web developer turned six-figure Amazon employee Dylan Israel talks to us about the importance of acquiring communication skills on a Scrimba podcast hosted by Alex…

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Scrimba Livestream with Florin Pop

Posted on June 21, 2021

Florin Pop joins us in a Scrimba Livestream to answer our questions, talk to us about his "Ten++ Ways to Make Money as a Developer" eBook, and celebrate his recent 100k YouTube subscribers milestone…

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What's new in CSS - With Kevin Powell

Posted on June 14, 2021

This week, Kevin Powell joins us on a Scrimba Livestream event to discuss new proposed features coming soon to CSS, introduces us to a browser built for developers, and shares how he learns new topics…

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How Scrimba is helping me and many others to become confident, well-prepared web developers

Posted on June 07, 2021

There is so much more involved in becoming a web developer than just learning how to code. This week's article covers how Scrimba teaches students how to code and prepares them to enter the job market…

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LinkedIn Review with Danny Thompson

Posted on May 31, 2021

This week's article covers a Scrimba Livestream event where Danny Thompson helps us optimize our LinkedIn profiles, providing us with valuable insight that gives us the best opportunity to get hired…

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Create CVs and Resumes that get noticed by tech recruiters

Posted on May 24, 2021

This week's article covers a Scrimba Livestream event where tech recruiter Jermaine Murray helps web developers to optimize their CVs and Resumes, giving them the best opportunity to get hired…

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Teacher Feature: Kevin Powell

Posted on May 17, 2021

To become an exceptional front-end web developer, you must attain a skill for positioning and layouts without depending on a framework. Kevin Powell is the teacher that you need to help you succeed…

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Create a portfolio website that gets noticed by tech recruiters

Posted on May 10, 2021

This week's article covers a Scrimba Livestream event where tech recruiter Molly-May Gallagher helps web developers to optimize their portfolio websites, giving them the best opportunity to get hired…

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La Roc-Cade

Posted on May 03, 2021

With my growing coding skillset from learning at Scrimba, I created an arcade game website that includes game projects taught by them! In this week's article, I document the creation of La Roc-Cade…

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Scrimba: Snake Game

Posted on April 26, 2021

In this article, I document creating my Scrimba Snake Game project taught by Ania Kubow, the style I added, how I addressed the "backing into yourself" issue, and the joystick controller I designed…

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Teacher Feature: Gary Simon

Posted on April 19, 2021

To become the best front-end web developer you can be, you must attain a strong foundation in coding and UI/UX design. This article introduces you to Gary Simon, who will help you learn about both…

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Interview Tips from a Tech Recruiter

Posted on April 12, 2021

Would you like to learn what to expect from coding interviews, how to prepare effectively, and what questions you should ask them? Let's find out together in this week's article with tech a recruiter…

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Scrimba Challenge: Dice Game - Make it your own

Posted on April 05, 2021

While working on Scrimba's "Dice Game" Challenge project, there was an error, and now I can no longer access it. In this week's article, I document creating it again, this time, from the ground up…

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Job Search and Interview Tips with Dylan Israel

Posted on March 29, 2021

Would anyone else like to learn how to stand out from the crowd, get job and interview tips, and find out what it takes to land a job at a FAANG company from an Amazon employee? Let's learn together…

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Teacher Feature: Danny Thompson

Posted on March 22, 2021

Learning to code is challenging. Staying positive, keeping motivated, and believing in yourself may determine the difference between succeeding and failing. Danny Thompson will help you stay on track…

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Teacher Feature: James Q Quick

Posted on March 15, 2021

Want to expedite learning how to code? Then you got to learn from James, QUICK! James is a Fullstack Developer that lives by the motto "Learn Build Teach!" He creates valuable web dev content weekly…

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Create a LinkedIn profile that gets noticed by tech recruiters

Posted on March 08, 2021

Did I correctly optimize my LinkedIn profile to have the best chance of getting noticed by a tech recruiter? Find out in this week's article when tech recruiter Molly-May Gallagher reviews my profile…

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Teacher Feature: Jesse Hall (codeSTACKr)

Posted on February 28, 2021

As a self-taught developer, it is sometimes difficult to find direction with so much information out there. With the odds stacked against us, in this week's article, Jesse Hall helps us unstack it…

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Learn to code and earn a certification for free

Posted on February 21, 2021

So you decided to become a self-taught programmer. That's great! Now, where do you start? I already went through the "self-taught" learning process, and I wrote this article as a guideline to help you…

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Review: Scratch (programming language)

Posted on February 14, 2021

You love your children, and you love to code. Would you love to spend quality time with your children, encouraging them and teaching them to code? Then let me introduce you to "Scratch" programming…

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Review: Scrimba Course - 21 Web Dev Tips for 2021

Posted on February 07, 2021

In this Scrimba course, YouTube celebrity Ania Kubow shares 21 Web Dev Tips for 2021. To reinforce what I am learning and to document and share my progress, I wrote this article as I took the course…

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How to create Scrimba screencasts and turn them into a Scrimba course

Posted on February 01, 2021

This week, I'm writing a tutorial article on "how to create and edit" Scrimba screencasts. To demonstrate, I created and edited a screencast of this week's Weekly Web Dev Challenge: Film database…

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Do you have enough Republic Credits to hire The Mandalorian?

Posted on January 24, 2021

This week, I'm showcasing a Star Wars-themed project that I'm submitting for Scrimba's Weekly Web Dev Challenge. To get the program "fully operational," I needed help from a fellow Scrimba student…

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Review: Scrimba's Weekly Web Dev Challenge

Posted on January 17, 2021

In my seventh article, (TXG-007), I am reviewing Scrimba's Weekly Web Dev Challenge. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to wire up a currency converter and style it in any way you like…

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I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Posted on January 10, 2021

How do I make progress learning to program? I make a little progress every day, with a little help from my friends. A member of my Scrimba study group asked a question that I believe many people have…

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There and Back Again

Posted on January 03, 2021

A self-taught programmer's journey of rushing through learning to code and then having to start again from the beginning. A cautionary tale to share with my "fellowship" of self-taught web developers…

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The Post-JavaScriptmas 2020 Post

Posted on December 27, 2020

This article covers Scrimba's monumental 24 days of JavaScriptmas 2020 event! The YouTube invitation video that started it all! The hour and a half JavaScriptmas Christmas Eve live stream! Hosted by…

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Scrimba: JavaScriptmas 2020

Posted on December 20, 2020

What is JavaScriptmas? JavaScriptmas is a twenty-four-day coding course created by Scrimba. The JavaScriptmas course is a brilliant idea. I'll explain why I believe so with a few questions and…

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Review: Scrimba

Posted on December 13, 2020

With Scrimba, you don't just learn how to code. You also become part of a community. What is Scrimba? Scrimba is an online coding school that offers free courses as well as paid. I've been a member…

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Teacher Feature: Dylan Israel

Posted on December 06, 2020

Did you ever wonder if it was possible to teach yourself how to code and then land a six-figure job? Dylan Israel accomplished this within five years. When I first considered learning how to code, I…

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