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Python even MORE popular in 2018

July 30, 2018

I keep reading article after article and survey after survey, on how Python keeps growing in popularity as a programming language. So, why is that the case? And, should you learn Python?

Let’s start off with some of the reasons why Python is popular:

  1. Python is easy to learn.
  2. Python is used in a wide variety of applications.
  3. Python is easy to program with, yet very powerful.
  4. Python code can be written a few styles, including OOP and functionally.
  5. Python has a HUGE set of libraries/modules that can be dropped into your Python programs, speeding up the development process.

A few comments:

Python’s core strength, is that it’s a general purpose language. As such, it is used in many different fields, such as: Ai and machine learning, server automation, web development, data sciences and more. This flexibility of use in the real-world, is a key reason why Python’s popularity keeps growing.

Should you learn Python?

Short answer: Yes. You have nothing to loose, and everything to gain learning Python. It’s a great first programming language, given Python code is so easy to read. Yet Python still can express pretty advanced programming concepts relatively easily.

… For those of you who don’t know how to code yet, many of the programming concepts and techniques you find in Python, you will also find in many other languages like JavaScript, Java, C++, C#, Kotlin, PHP, Ruby, Swift and many others. So in effect, when you learn Python, you will be learning much about just about every modern programming language!

How about Python jobs?

There are lots of Python jobs, and in many fields. So having Python as tool in your nerd-toolbelt, will just make getting well paying jobs that much easier.

Conclusion

I teach a few languages, and have written commercial code in 9 programming languages. There is a reason I choose Python as one of only 3 programming the languages I teach.

If you like to learn quickly, then you will love how easily and quickly you will learn Python with my popular Python course.

Thanks!
Stefan Mischook

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Need2Nerd #5 – The Perfect Programming Language?

July 30, 2018

Duration: 10:05

Is there a perfect programming language? Some people think it’s Python, others say it’s Swift, and still others think it is Kotlin! They can’t all be right!!?

In this podcast, I get into it to help you understand the best programming language.

Get it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/need2nerd/id1415321034

Stefan

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Complete Entrepreneur Course

July 27, 2018

Hi,

I just released my Complete Entrepreneur course!

Background:

I started my first company when I was 18, with no money and no connections. I was able to reach financial independence after a YUGE amount of trial and error. This course will help you avoid common mistakes, and reach your goals in a fraction of the time.

The 3 elements of business success:

There are 3 basic skillsets you need, to be a successful entrepreneur:

  1. Core business skills
  2. Money management and financial skills
  3. Psychological skills

If you understand and follow these lessons, it’s almost guaranteed you will achieve a level of success that will probably surprise your friends, pets and family members.

Course structure:

Lessons come in video and mp3 format, so you can learn the way you want. I’ve also included a PDF outline of the lessons. Watch or listen to chapters in any order. The lessons follow the following structure for fast learning:

  1. Lesson summary
  2. The details and story behind the lesson
  3. Action plan (when it makes sense) – how to use the lesson in the real world

Chapters:

  1. The categories of business
  2. 10 business ideas
  3. How to pick your business
  4. Finding your niche
  5. How most rich people get rich
  6. Bootstrapped business vs raising money
  7. Stef’s Top 3 Business Truths
  8. Partners or no partners?
  9. Working at home vs working at an office
  10. Hiring people to work for you
  11. Buying equipment for your business
  12. Developing business workflows to increase profits and reduce headaches
  13. Long term money management
  14. How to bill clients, how to get paid
  15. Psychology of an entrepreneur
  16. Business Myths
  17. Principles of FYM

Check it out now.

Thanks!

Stefan Mischook

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StudioWeb: a Proven Vocational Code Curriculum

July 27, 2018

There is a growing awareness in the value of vocational education. For many students, college and university may not be their best choice, so it makes sense prepare them with valuable in demand skills.

With that in mind, it’s safe to say that coding and programming, is the 21st century vocational skill.

StudioWeb’s unique curriculum

A vocationally capable code curriculum is hard to find. In fact, I haven’t found any other than StudioWeb.

This is probably because to create an effective set of courses, that teach both practical coding skills and theory, the courses (and software) has to be created by someone who:

  1. Has teaching experience and skill.
  2. Has commercial experience writing code.
  3. Is an accomplished presenter and author.

Seven years ago, when I first designed the software and course structure for StudioWeb, I was able to pour into it my years of experience teaching code, creating courses, and writing commercial software. I believe this combination, was a key reason why StudioWeb’s curriculum has proven to be so popular with students and teachers.

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Need2Nerd #4 – Say NO to NoSQL in 2018

July 25, 2018

Duration: 12:29

So what is noSQL? From Wikipedia:

A NoSQL (originally referring to “non SQL” or “non relational”)[1] database provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data that is modeled in means other than the tabular relations used in relational databases.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoSQL

In this podcast, I explain why for 99% of projects, you are probably better off with an SQL database. The need for sharded (sharding) databases, and horizontal scaling (one of the mentioned key advantages of noSQL databases) is exceptionally rare.

 

My popular courses:
Complete Freelancer: https://www.killervideostore.com/freelancer
Learn web development fast: https://shop.killervideostore.com/
Learn Python 3 fast: http://www.killervideostore.com/python/
Complete Entrepreneur Course: https://goo.gl/kpVUD2

My social links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stefanmischook/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/killersites

Thanks!

Stef

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Need2Nerd #3 – The Fast Way to Professional Developer

July 23, 2018

Duration: 19:48

In this vlog style podcast, I talk about ‘programmers pain’ and the quickest way to becoming a professional developer. Whether you want to work for a company full time, start a freelancing development business, or create your own business, the strategies I teach in this video will speed things up.

My popular courses:
Complete Freelancer
Learn web development fast
Learn Python 3 fast

My social links:
Instagram
Twitter

Thanks!
Stefan

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The Complete Freelancer course is available!

July 18, 2018

Hi,

I just released my Complete Freelancer course, where you will quickly learn how start, and build a very profitable freelance business.

This BRAND-NEW course (released July 16 2018) is based on my 20+ years as a entrepreneur, freelancer and developer. I’ve worked as a freelancer for years, and have hired freelancers for years. I’ve been on both sides of the deal …. that’s why this course is unique and so valuable.

Course highlights:

Comes with 5 freelance templates, to jump start your freelance business!
Lessons are in both video and podcast/audio format … for people who want to learn on the go.
Includes an 8 page e-book that outlines the course in bullet points for easy reference.
Students are already telling me it is the most complete and to-the-point freelance training these ever seen!

Check it out: Complete Freelancer.

Thanks!

Stefan

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What are the Best Programming Languages if you DON’T have a Degree?

June 10, 2018

Without a degree, your best chances of getting work is with a small business. Over 80% of small businesses use PHP to power their websites. So that makes PHP the #1 choice for those with no degrees.

WordPress is also widely used by small business, and WordPress is created with PHP, some JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. Together, these coding languages are part of what is called the ‘web stack’. Learn the web stack and you will open up MANY job opportunities.

PHP is old and sucks – no?

LOL! No! Old PHP from the 1990’s wasn’t very good, but much has changed since PHP4. Today PHP is at version 7 and it has all the ability and security as any of the other mainstream languages including:

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Java
  • C#
  • Ruby

… So don’t let uninformed nerds convince you that somehow PHP has problems. It doesn’t.

If PHP is the top language, what are the others?

JavaScript is #2 and Python is #3.

How to pick the best language for you?

After 23 years of writing code and building real software, my philosophy is to be language neutral … all programming languages have their strengths and weaknesses. The choice of language just depends on:

  1. What KIND of programming you want to do.
  2. If you have a degree or not.
  3. The job options in your part of the world.

… You may love Java, but if there are no Java jobs where you are, what’s the point? So the best approach is to learn the fundamentals of programming and then with your new nerd-eyes, you will be better able to judge which path to go on. I recommend learning the web stack and Python.

… All my students will tell you, you can’t go wrong with that! Check out what my students think about my courses:

– Click on the above image to view the testimonials.

I created a video on the best programming languages if you DON’T have a degree:

Stefan Mischook

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