Looks like we’ll all be coders soon.

Everyone is worried about losing their job to machines. You may have heard of the robots that replaced burger flippers in California. But are all of our jobs really at risk?

While some jobs will be lost to Artificial Intelligence (AI), others will be created by it. A statistics evaluation published last month from the United States Department of Labor ranked software developers on the projected “Occupations with the most job growth” for 2024. The employment count of software developers in the US is predicted to increase by 18.8%. The median annual wage in 2016 for this occupation was $100,080.

Evidently, it’s looking good for people studying software development. As FastCompany says, coding is coming to every industry you can think of. There’s even a management agency for coding talent.

But you don’t need to join a coding agency to be a coder. Odds are, as technology progresses, you’ll have to incorporate coding as part of your job.

Luckily, learning to code doesn’t mean you have to go back to university for 4 years. Online learning makes programming easy to learn from home. As we embrace that we’ll have to learn new skills to keep up with technology, we’ll be able to work with innovation rather than against it to make life more stable and efficient. 👍

You’re invited! Come to our SpriteKit webinar.

Do you want to make 2D games for Apple products? Join master programmer Nimish Narang for a 1-hour webinar on how to navigate the SpriteKit framework. Register here for just 10 dollars.

Why SpriteKit?

SpriteKit is THE framework for making 2D games for Apple products. It’s free! You can make cool games, from super simple to more complex, in SpriteKit. SpriteKit provides support for cool special effects and physics. It’s a fun interface to express your creativity. Before you know it, you could see a game you built in SpriteKit in the App Store!

Here’s what we’ll do:

– Learn the basics of scenes, nodes, actions, and physics bodies in Xcode’s game engine
– Put all the concepts together to make the simple version of a classic game for iOS

But wait, there’s MORE! If you enroll in this webinar, you’ll get 2 FREE courses from Mammoth Interactive. First, you’ll get our NEW Introduction to SpriteKit course, where you learn how to build 3 games in SpriteKit. Second, you’ll get our 77-hour course on how to build virtual reality games with Blender and Unity3D!

Have fun, and learn something new. Reserve your spot today for just 10 dollars.

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.

Being a coder isn’t just about coding.

We’re excited to announce our new Kickstarter: Complete Guide to Self-Promotion for Techies and Startups. We need your help to make a course that teaches coders soft skills. ‘Soft skills’ include teamwork, communication and management skills.

If you want to start your own coding business, there’s much more to it than the technical aspects of the job.

We want to teach coders how to stand out in the tech industry and successfully start their own business. Even if you don’t want to make your own company, this course will teach you skills that will make you invaluable wherever you work.

We’ve identified 6 key topics that can strengthen the core of your coding business:

  • The psychology of entrepreneurship
  • Fusing soft skills and software development
  • The code of human interaction
  • The art of persuasion
  • Expanding creativity
  • Mastering team dynamics

We don’t believe in hypotheticals.

Our course will provide you with practical examples of issues you’ll face in the coding industry. We based our curriculum on proven psychological methods and on our experiences in the coding industry.

If you take this course, you will become part of a community of students supported by us. You’ll go from talented coder to business champion. Visit our Kickstarter’s page to get involved.