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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.

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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Launcher Stories: Tyler Hui Mingalone

 Like many teachers, Tyler Hui Mingalone was burned out. His job at a small private school had taken a toll on him; h...

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4 Things I Wish I Knew as a Young Software Developer

 Thanks to movies and television shows, most people have a preconceived notion about what being a software developer ...

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A Software Developer’s Guide to Daily Standups

 Team communication is crucial in a software development setting, and in most workplaces, meetings are the standard w...

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3 Elements of a Great Coding Portfolio

 Coding bootcamp is a phenomenal career hack for breaking into software engineering. Having this credential on your r...

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