For real. It isn't. When you lay your head down at night and think about all the things you want for your life right before you doze off… yeah… you dream about PHP 8 I’m sure. You see yourself chained to a desk, typing code. THAT’S what you really want outta life. No.
People crack me up. I remember when I first showed my mom a smartphone. “What the hell do I need THAT for?” You should see her now. Getting her off Facebook is like trying to get a politician to quit lying. I remember when Twitter came out. “This is so stupid. Why would anyone care what I’m doing?” We see where that went. And yes, yes… I even remember when the internet came out. (Old jokes will get you BLOCKED! :D) There were people who said it’d never be a “thing”. People are so often...
That’d be the conventional wisdom. I only have my H.S. diploma. No college degree. Certainly no fancy-pants Master’s or doctorate. I’m just a lowly web developer building “boring” web sites for equally boring and uneducated people. To hear the know-it-alls tell it, anyway. But, as I sit here, on the land I own free and clear, looking at the house I’m building (and own free and clear), pondering all the student loan debt I DON’T have… I can’t help but think...
"You don't need college degree to be a web developer because people with advance college degree create libraries so that people without college degree can get a job." That's the comment I just got on YouTube. 🙄 Let's tear this guy a new... ahem... I mean, my thoughts.
What is a full stack web developer? “A Full-Stack Web Developer is someone who is able to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of an application. Front-end generally refers to the portion of an application the user will see or interact with, and the back-end is the part of the application that handles the logic, database interactions, user authentication, server configuration, etc.” -- Daniel Borowski In this episode, I'll show you how to do that.
Grinding out those first few clients can be tough. But, once you DO get going, it can take off faster than you imagine. This is how to get over that hump and get your first few web development clients.
When your first sit down to learn object-oriented programming in PHP, it easy to get confused with terms like encapsulation and polymorphism. And yes, those things are important, but they come down the line in terms of what to learn. Getting the concept of "object-oriented" is what comes FIRST. So, if you're new to OOP, this episode is meant to give you that base concept. Which, I believe, for a lot of developers will be a big "aha". PHP OOP course here: https://www.johnmorrisonline.com/oop
Man! I've made a lot of mistakes in my freelance career. But, each time, I always learned something important that helped me be successful later on. But, these three. These three mistakes were the biggest lessons I learned in 14+ years of freelancing. So, let me just tell you what they are and what to do to avoid them.
Wanna learn how to code fast? When I first started learning to code, I spent five years learning PHP. I made a ton of mistakes. But, I learned from them and when I learned jQuery, I did it in about 30 days. This episode reveals the mistakes I made and what I discovered about learning to code fast.
I've worked from home full-time for 8 years. My little brother is going 3 years working from home. My mentor is over 15 years. And, we all do it in different ways. So, I wanted to share with you some of the main ways you can work from home as a developer that I've witnessed first-hand.