Learning web development is a great way to get out of your 💩  job and start making a better life for yourself. You’ll have more autonomy, more opportunities to exercise your creativity, and more 💰. I’m Devon, and I’ll help you get there, not only through development tips for beginners, but also through advice on how to transition to your new career.

Latest posts

Stopping Silly Mistakes in Your Code with Linters


If you find yourself making silly mistakes like not closing braces or forgetting commas, linters are a great way to smooth out the rough edges on your code. They let you spend less time on the silly mistakes. Here's how to use them.

Why can’t I use parseInt with map in Javascript?


If you've tried to use Javascript's parseInt with map to convert a list of numeric strings into actual numbers, you probably saw unexpected results. In this post, you'll learn why it behaves this way and how to fix it.

Using the LocalStorage API


This post is kinda long, so, if you just want to see all the code and try the app, skip down to the demo. A Quick Overview of LocalStorage Databases are the most common way to persist data for web applications, but they’re not always necessary. LocalStorage is a great alternative for applications that don’t need to save a ton of data, that don’t need a user’s data to...

How do I know if I’m ready for my first web development job?


This is a common question among aspiring developers. How much do I need to learn before I'm ready to go get a job? Let's address the fears and assumptions bundled into this questions with some practical advice that will open your eyes to a better way to start your career.