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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.

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 ...

4 minutes

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...

4 minutes

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...

6 minutes

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...

4 minutes

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...

3 minutes

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...

5 minutes

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 ...

3 minutes

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...

4 minutes

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...

3 minutes

Launcher Stories: Susan Ma

 Susan Ma graduated from Launch Academy in 2019 in cohort BOS 26. She had been working in higher education at a game ...

3 minutes

Land Your Next Software Engineering Job by Nailing the Whiteboard Interview

 At Launch Academy, we prepare students for the entirety of the software development interview process during our cod...

4 minutes

Why You Should Consider a Development Consultancy

Experienced team members at the readyAgencies build functional development teams for a living. Hiring them allows you to f...

3 minutes

How to Avoid Mistakes as a Junior Software Developer

 Mistakes are inevitable when learning a new skill, and software development is no exception. Coding is all about exp...

3 minutes

Launcher Stories: Liishi Durbin

 Liishi Durbin had worked as the Assistant Director of Operations in the Undergraduate Admission Office at Simmons Un...

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