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Read the latest from the team at Launch Academy. We'll discuss software development, learning to code, and launching your software engineering career.

How Long Does It Take To Become a Software Engineer without a Degree?

Do you know you want to become a software engineer but don't necessarily want to invest significant time and money into ge...

5 minutes

Launcher Stories: Aaron Alexius

 Aaron was an English teacher for 13 years in the Boston public school system, where he also enjoyed helping the engi...

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The Most In-Demand Programming Languages for 2023

 “Which programming languages should I learn this year?” Every year, we receive this question from dozens of asp...

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Launcher Stories: Josh Halpern

 Josh Halpern had been working in the film industry for nearly six years. He put in 18-hour days working as a product...

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The History of Our Coding Bootcamp

 You know Launch Academy today as a Course Report-acclaimed coding bootcamp. We’ve spent years honing our program to ...

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How to Stay Current as Software Development Evolves

 The software industry is constantly evolving. To have a successful career, software developers must keep their skill...

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Launcher Stories: Marian Stacey

 Marian Stacey was feeling stifled in her career in academia and educational publishing. Like many other folks during...

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The Future of Ruby on Rails in Our Coding Bootcamp

 The most successful software developers are nimble, able to continuously grow and overcome new challenges. And that’...

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How to Find Flow and Avoid Context Switching in Software Development

 As a society, our understanding of the habits and behaviors that make people productive has changed significantly ov...

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Launcher Stories: Owen Snyder

 Owen Snyder felt bored and unaccomplished in his career. He’d been in sales for four years, and during that time he ...

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Front-End vs. Back-End Development: Which Should You Learn?

 If you’ve heard the terms “front end” and “back end” in relation to coding but don’t quite understand how they’re di...

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Nervous about the Cultural Interview for a Junior Software Developer Job? Nail It with These Tips

 Nervous about the interview process for your first entry-level software developer job? You’re not alone! Betwee...

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Launcher Stories: Ross Hurlock

 Ross Hurlock’s career path has been anything but linear. He dreamed of joining the United States Marine Corps, but a...

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An Introduction to JavaScript—and Why Software Engineers Love this Programming Language

 There are hundreds of programming languages out there—so many that it can be difficult for aspiring software enginee...

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How to Succeed in Coding Bootcamp

 In a traditional educational environment, students tend to focus on the one indicator of success they’ve been condit...

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