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BOOTCAMP NIGHTMARE: Meet Sarah the Dev

Welcome to the third installment of our Web Dev Interview Series. In this series, we interview developers on what got them started, where they are now, what they'd do differently, and more. We're excited to introduce you to Sarah the Dev, our moderator extraordinaire over at the RTC...

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Born Blind: Meet Taylor the Web Developer

Welcome to the second installment of our Web Dev Interview Series. In this series, we interview developers on what got them started, where they are now, what they'd do differently, and more. We're excited to introduce you to Taylor, a regular over at the RTC Discord. Today she talks about...

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A Jack of All Software Trades: Meet G.T.D.

Welcome to the first installment of our Web Dev Interview Series. In this series, we interview working developers on what got them started, where they are now, what they'd do differently, and more. We're excited to introduce you to G.T.D., a longtime supporter of RealToughCandy, and a regular...

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Course Menu Announcement (upcoming courses for realtoughcandy.io)

Greetings Developers! Just a quick announcement -- I'm very excited to announce our Course Menu for the next year. For Our Monthly/Yearly Members & A La Carte students: December 2020: Monetizing Your Web ApplicationsApril 2021: Solving Problems with JavaScriptAugust 2021: Intermediate...

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How to Dominate Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking Systems are becoming more and more common in the hiring process. This can be difficult because sometimes, the app will weed you out before a real person ever sees your resume. Oddly enough, you want to make the machine pay attention to you. But how do you do that? First...

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6 Career-Saving Freelance Web Developer Tips for 2020

If you're a newbie to freelance web development, everything is uncharted territory. Navigating the ins and outs can seem directionless. And if you're an experienced freelance web developer, maybe you aren't happy with your current results. You know something needs to change. Either way,...

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7 Killer Web Developer Portfolio Projects (Creative Launchpads)

As a web developer, portfolio projects are a crucial component of getting that dev job. You need projects that make your portfolio POP. But looking for decent projects can get booooooring. Right-brained creative types want to work on stimulating projects. And for left-brained developers, it's...

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5 No-Nos for Any Junior Web Developer Portfolio

Putting together your junior web developer portfolio is an exciting process. You finally get to show off all your hard work to potential employers. But if you want to stand out and leave a positive impression and get that job, there are a few things you must avoid. Here are the top 5...

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How to Start Learning Web Development: A 5-Step Guide for 2020

With all the fluff out there, it's unclear how to start learning web development. And if you don't know what you're looking for, you can get stuck in endless traps set by snake oil salesmen. But luckily, you've come to the right place. Instead of blowing smoke and sending you on endless loops...

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How Much Do Freelance Web Developers Make? Spoiler Alert: It's A Process, Not A Number

"How much do freelance web developers make?" That's an easy enough question that should have an obvious answer, right? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average income for a web developer in the United States is about $73,760 per year. But you shouldn't take that number at face...

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