Michael Jude Larocca

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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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