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Eric An

Eric An worked for several years as a small-business owner before he decided to try learning coding as a hobby. Once he started, he found a natural desire to learn more as he enjoyed the problem solving aspect and the opportunities that web development offered. He is now one of CareerFoundry's leading web development tutors.

Recent Posts

7 Benefits You'll Notice When You Start Learning to Code

Posted by Eric An on Jan 2, 2017 2:07:50 PM

There has always been a perception about programming as something that is reserved for the smartest of minds - those who can type 100 words per minute while looking at a screen of text that is endlessly scrolling.

However, that is no longer true. Learning to code has made it into the mainstream, meaning that anyone can learn - you just need concentration, patience, and diligence. I did it, and so can you.

In this article, I'll look at 7 ways that learning to code can positively impact other parts of your life, in ways you wouldn't necessarily expect! 

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A Beginner’s Guide to the 10 Most Popular Programming Languages

Posted by Eric An on Oct 27, 2016 10:31:10 AM

You’re sitting in a Starbucks, trying to get through the countless emails and reports that your boss needed by yesterday, when you hear some interesting chatter from the next table over.

They’re throwing around terms like "Ruby", "Java", "Python", and "Swift". You wonder what kind of conversation involves gems, coffee, snakes, and a controversial musical artist?

Hopefully, a quick Google search has led you to this article and you can now join in the enlightening debate and tell them interesting facts about “PHP”, all the while ignoring that urgent text message from your boss asking why you're researching illegal drugs on your work computer.

Read on to learn about the major languages that are available in today’s programming world!

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5 reasons why you should learn Web Development instead of Native Development

Posted by Eric An on Aug 15, 2016 10:38:51 AM

These days there are many options out there to promote your business and share your ideas – from websites to native applications in marketplaces. Instead of combing through countless articles figuring out the differences between your options, I will present the information for you in 5 key areas that ultimately show why web development is still the superior and more effective solution for most people’s foray into the digital space.

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Responsiveness With A Front-End Framework

Posted by Eric An on Jun 28, 2016 3:00:00 PM


Frameworks are powerful tools that can make a web developer’s job easier. They provide a standardized set of design and development conventions that can be applied and modified for your website. Say, what? Let me explain. 

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What Is A Full-Stack Web Developer?

Posted by Eric An on May 30, 2016 2:20:30 PM

A post-it note with this question written on it has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks. At first, I didn’t know how to approach such a question – I wanted to develop an answer that made sense to anyone new to the arena of web development, but that still touched upon the finer details. After all, maybe you are someone interested in making a career change and have repeatedly seen the words 'full-stack web developer' on every technical educational website and job application. Or maybe you are simply curious as to why this phrase has been trending higher than bathing suits this summer.

In this post I'm going to be giving you both the wider scope and some of the details of what this sought-after job entails, and my experiences within the field, answering that question for both the novice and the more experienced coder alike. So, let's get started! 

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What Is The Difference Between A Web Developer And A Web Designer?

Posted by Eric An on Mar 22, 2016 3:43:58 PM

You may have noticed that there’s still a great deal of confusion surrounding the job roles ‘web developer’ and ‘web designer’. If you're thinking about becoming a web developer it can be hard to know where to start. To help clear things up a bit, in this article I’m going to define each role, look at the tools and resources needed for each and tear down the personality types which suit one or the other. By the end of this post you should know not only the difference between web developer and web designer (and believe me, there are big differences!) but which career choice is the right one for you.

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