Exciting announcements from Mammoth Interactive.

We’re excited to announce our newest courses. Get each for only 19 dollars with these special offers.

Do you want to learn to build beautiful, well-functioning web apps? Join web developer Chris Veillette in this course for beginners to start building web apps today.

Introduction to React and Redux is full of practical examples. We teach you theory while also building real projects that you can put in your web development portfolio. Enroll today to join the Mammoth community.

Introduction to React and Redux. Code Web Apps in JavaScript. 96% off

If you want to learn to code for the web, Beginner’s ES6 Programming is the place to start. Begin your career or hobby in web development today by enrolling in this course.

In Beginner’s ES6 Programming, you will learn the fundamentals of coding in JavaScript, including ES6. You will learn how to change what is displayed on a webpage using JavaScript.

No prior experience in JavaScript is required. 

Beginner’s ES6 Programming. Code for the Web in JavaScript. 96% off

In Beginner’s Guide to Elm Programming, web developer Chris Veillette will teach you how to code in the Elm language to build real websites and apps.

Elm is a programming language that you can use to build web apps. Elm is user-friendly, which makes it a great place to learn to build web apps.

Beginner’s Guide to Elm Programming. Build Web Apps! 96% off

In Mastering Core Image, you learn how to add unique features to the images in your apps. A CIImage is a representation of an image that can be altered with Core Image filters. These filters allow users to change and interact with images in cool and useful ways.

Mastering Core Image: XCode’s Image Recognition and Processing Framework. 96% off

Want to make apps and learn to code? With The Ultimate iOS 11 Course, you too can design and code practical apps from scratch. Expert programmers John Bura, Nimish Narang, and Chris Veillette from Mammoth Interactive will teach you everything you need to know to whet your palette in iOS 11.

The Ultimate iOS 11 Course. Learn to Build Apps! 96% off

If coding languages were sandwiches …

CoffeeScript = open-faced jam sandwich

Where JavaScript is PB&J, CoffeeScript is an open-faced jam sandwich. CoffeeScript is JavaScript but without semicolons and curly brackets. It was made for JavaScript programmers who wanted to save time and code in shorthand.

Just as eating an open-faced sandwich is messier than eating a closed-faced sandwich, having no brackets can make it harder to understand nested code.

CSS = cucumber sandwich

CSS is all about appearance, just like cucumber sandwiches. Despite the cutting of crusts, cucumber sandwiches require minimal ingredients and are easy to make. Likewise, CSS is easy to learn. It’s one of the first languages most coders learn, alongside HTML and JavaScript.

Forget Cascading Style Sheets; CSS shall now stand for Cucumber-Style Sandwiches.

Java = open-faced smoked salmon with onions

Java is an open-faced smoked salmon with onions sandwich because Java is complicated. The sandwich uses a lot of ingredients, and Java uses a lot of memory. Java is evolving and continues to add more features, which is why I made the sandwich open-faced.

Though Java is complex, it can run anywhere. Likewise, you can use whip up this sandwich or something similar to it with whatever ingredients you have in your fridge.

C# = roasted mushroom and mozzarella with greens

Java and C# are similar. They are well optimized, as are the sandwiches for health. C# is like Java but with more features (Or, in the sandwich case, ingredients.) 

Python = grilled cheese sandwich

Python is a grilled cheese. Like a grilled cheese is simple to make, Python is intuitive to use.

Grilled cheese is versatile and easy adaptable. So is Python. Python is portable, meaning it can be used in different operating systems, like both PC and Mac. No wonder Python is used to make so many websites! (Youtube, Google, and DropBox, to name a few).

However, Python does take a longer time than other coding languages to work. Programs written in Python are slow because Python is an interpreted language rather than a compiled one. This is like a grilled cheese, which can take longer than other sandwiches to make because you have to, y’know, grill the cheese.

THE Habit of Highly Effective Coders

A good coder is good because they code.

“I never took a day off in my twenties,” says Bill Gates. “Not one.”

The number 1 way to get better at anything is to practice. It doesn’t matter if you do it wrong. As long as you do it.

Suppose you want to improve your typing speed. Typing fast and not worrying about making mistakes is the best way to improve your average speed over time. (Rather than being careful to spell everything correctly and take your time.)

At first, you’ll make tons of mistakes while typing at faster than your comfortable speed. But over time, you’ll make fewer mistakes. You have to push past your comfort level in order to raise it.

Making mistakes is the #1 way to learn.

Instead of copying and pasting, write code out yourself. Though it may be harder, understanding what you’re doing is how you truly learn. 

The tech field changes constantly. Technology innovates faster and faster day by day. The truth is, to be a developer, you have to keep learning. You can’t just get a degree in computer science and expect to use what you learned and nothing else for the rest of your life.

You have to be willing to continue to expand your skill set.

Lucky for you, that’s good for your brain. Your mind (and resume) will thank you for it.

New coding languages become the rage every year, and they’re all competing for the top spot. Just like you as a developer.

The greats didn’t become great overnight. Everyone was a beginner once. You can have some natural talent, sure, but you can’t expect to become great over that alone. Success takes work.

And don’t worry, there are tons of resources that make it easy for you to keep up with the newest releases and what’s in demand in the field. (Such as Mammoth Interactive’s courses).