I recently spent far too long fighting with Vue’s keyup and keydown functionality. I wanted to handle ctrl+period keyboard events and it took me forever to find the part of the documentation that addressed my use case.
Mark your calendar, because we’re hosting another hackathon in the Boot.dev Discord server! The kickoff meeting will be on Thursday, September 1st at 4PM MST, you can RSVP for that event here in our Discord server.
We’ve just opened up the Boot.dev Blog to public contributions! We’re really excited to see all the great stories that our readers and students will create.
In today’s modern, fast-paced world, we look to StackOverflow and Reddit to answer all our computer science questions.
Learning how to get into computer science can be a daunting task. There are so many career paths down which a computer education can take you, so many programming languages to master, and so many skills to learn.
In a word, the future of computer science is promising. In a few more words, the future of computer science is promising, but with challenges to overcome.
A few days ago I received an email regarding Boot.dev where the sender informed me:
With so many job boards out there, it can be terribly confusing to know where to start when you’re looking for a programming job - especially if you’re looking for your first programming job.
The future is bright for career options in computer science with remote work opening up doors that weren’t present before.
Boot.dev has been my side-project for the last couple of years now. Being a learning path for backend developers focused on quality over quantity, I knew early on that it needed to have a really tight feedback loop from students.
I spent a lot of time scouring google with queries like “Is computer science hard reddit” back when I was deciding whether I should go ahead and actually get a computer science degree.
So you’ve decided that backend development is the career for you - congratulations! Many self-taught coders have a hard time deciding between all the various options, but it’s so much easier to learn effectively if you have a clear goal, like backend work, in mind.
If you want to learn to code, there are many strategies to get your coding skills from non-existent to employable.
Step 1: Develop a caffeine addiction. 🔗If you want to add coding to your list of skills, either out of curiosity or to take your career in a whole new direction, you’ve probably considered a coding bootcamp.
While it’s straightforward to get Hello World implemented in Python, learning the ins and outs of the programming language takes a lot of time and effort.
I’ve been building Boot.dev as a side-project for the last couple of years, and have recently had many new students ask the same question:
I needed to discover the best places to learn Python online way back in 2018. Back then, I had an Instagram account that I was trying to grow.
With markets in a slump, many of us are concerned a recession could be right around the corner.
And an answer to what you’re really asking: “are coding bootcamps worth it?” 🔗I’ll give you the quick answer right off the bat: coding bootcamps cost 13,500 on average based on the data collected by BestColleges.
I looked at the cost, duration, structure, and USP for each online coding bootcamp 🔗If you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, let me quickly tell you about what a coding bootcamp is before I get into the top online coding bootcamps.
I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time online over the course of my life, and in the last couple years I’ve been managing a Discord server for people who are learning computer science.
Is it a bit dramatic, perhaps, to say that the fate of the world rests on computer science and that’s why you should learn computer science?
I’ve found that almost anyone I talk to agrees with the statement: There is something wrong with education, particularly higher education.
tl;dr 🔗At Boot.dev we’ve launched “community insights”! Insights make it possible for our students to drop comments at the bottom of any step in our coding courses.
Just last month, Codecademy was sold to Skillsoft for $525 million. Not too shabby, and entirely well-deserved if you ask me.