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humblebundle, charity, javascript, coding, learning, phaserjs, kontrajs, gaming, gamedev, phaser3

Support charity and learn to code with the Humble JavaScript Coding Bundle!

Want to learn the world's most popular programming language? Now through August 12th, you can learn JavaScript with this awesome bundle from Humble Bundle. Your purchase will support charities like Girls Who Code and World Readers. Get complete courses like The Complete Beginner's JavaScript Course, JavaScript Game Development - Kontra.js, Build a Tower Defense Game with Phaser 3, and more. Check it out on Humble Bundle! [https://emtr0.link/humblejsbundle]
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
1 min read
javascript, html, css, coding, programming, codecademy, fundamentals, intro, learning, basics, udacity, coursera, freecodecamp

Back to basics - "Intro to" courses to get back into coding

It happens to everyone. You start or get back into something and you either get distracted, busy with something else or lose motivation and take a break. This happens with coding too. It's happened to me, requiring me to revisit "intro to" courses to get a refresher before continuing with the next step of the learning process. For example, I've taken a bunch of Python courses and got far in the Coursera curriculum but it's been so long since I've done anything with Python, I'd need a basics ref
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
5 min read
jamstack, ghost, heroku, gatsby, github, netlify, developer, headless cms, blogging

How to set up a free JAMstack-based Ghost blog with Heroku, Gatsby, GitHub and Netlify

emTr0.dev is now pretty much how I want it in terms of design and setup (comment system coming soon) so as promised [/emtr0-dev-powered-by-ghost-heroku-gatsby-netlify-work-in-progress/], here's a quick guide on how I got everything working. The sources for this guide as well as additional resources for the platforms are linked at the end. Before jumping into it, I wanted to mention the GitHub Student Developer Pack. If you're currently a student interested in anything related to developing webs
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
7 min read
jamstack, ghost, heroku, gatsby, netlify, hashnode, dev.to, developer, github

emTr0.dev is now powered by Ghost, Heroku, Gatsby and Netlify - Work in progress

If you visited emTr0.dev within the last few days you probably noticed it was being forwarded to my tap.bio [https://tap.bio/@emTr0]. I forwarded the domain because I was in the process of moving my blog and website to a different platform. I was going to wait till it was done but I figured it would be cool to share the progress of the new website/blog's progress. When I last set up the emTr0.dev domain, I had it pointing to my Devblog at Hashnode [https://emtr0.hashnode.dev/]. Hashnode was suc
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
2 min read
cobol, cnn, programming, unemployment, united states

Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims

CNN [https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/business/coronavirus-cobol-programmers-new-jersey-trnd/index.html] posted an article where they talk about the urgent need for COBOL programmers to help some state governments in the United States. > (CNN) On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has put out a call for volunteers who kn
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
1 min read
skillcrush, coding, code camp, invision, html, wordpress, css, javascript, wireframe, ux

Free Coding Camp from Skillcrush

Yesterday I started and completed the free coding camp from Skillcrush. As they put it, this camp is: > A totally beginner-friendly intro to tech, techies, and kick-ass careers in less than five minutes a day. It's short but was well made and pleasantly informative. I learned some things I didn't know before since it included a few sections on visual design and user experience. For example, I drew my first wireframe for a website concept based on a local video game store, and learned about the
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
1 min read
exercise, health, yoga

Stretches and Exercises to Relieve Upper, Mid and Lower Back Pain

I occasionally get back pain for various reasons but for some reason, today it was really bugging me. It was semi-painful and I know it's because I slacked off on being mindful about my posture throughout the day while at the computer. When I got home, I did a bunch of searching for some good stretches to relieve my back pain. I found quite a few but narrowed it down to a list I felt many of you would also benefit from. Most of these stretching and exercise "guides" include the same types of st
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
3 min read
tedx, tedx talk, josh kaufman, 100daysofcode, javascript, freecodecamp, pluralsight

10,000 hours? Nope. Learn something new in 20!

I recently watched this TEDx Talk. It was really inspiring. I'm learning JavaScript right now and I'm 9 hours into the JavaScript Core Language path at Pluralsight, which is about 14 hours long. One of the key things mentioned by Josh Kaufman (@joshkaufman [https://twitter.com/joshkaufman] on Twitter) was those 20 hours need to include consistent practice, which just going through a video course won't do since it's not always super involved. I know there are course files to download but it's not
Mauricio E.T.
Mauricio E.T.
3 min read