Tag: beginners

Get Unstuck!

Some code in my application is being naughty and won't do as I tell it. And I just cannot fathom what could possibly be wrong! I've had this issue for days now. No matter how I look at it, I just can't see a way out. I'm a stubborn fellow, so I dig in deep and keep gnawing at this problem until I…

What In Tarnation Are JavaScript Prototypes?

A friend of mine asked me the other day about the MDN JavaScript manual. He noticed something odd when he looked up a function. For example, the title on the page for "forEach" was not "forEach". It was "Array.prototype.forEach". My friend wanted to know what that prototype thing was all about. This…

What to put in your portfolio as a beginner web dev

Last week I wrote up a list of advice for beginner web developers. One of the bullets on the list was to build a portfolio. But the challenge with this is that beginners have nothing to show. Or do they? Here is a list of ideas for beginner portfolios. Please share yours too at the bottom. The code…

My Advice To Beginner Web Devs

I have been messing around on the World Wide Web since it was a thing. Today I teach Web Developer classes at college. Here is my advice for beginning web developers. Doesn't matter how you did it Don't spend too much time fussing over your solution to a problem. If it works, you did it right. It…