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Alumni Story: Focusing in on a Coding Career

Web Development Immersive New York student

Molly Kraus (Web Development Immersive, New York), then a Seattle hairstylist who sold paintings of pet portraits on Etsy, was unhappy with her career path and craving a change. So she moved to New York and enrolled in GA’s full-time Web Development Immersive course. Her previous coding experience? Updating a few lines of HTML on her MySpace page in high school. “Writing code seemed unattainable to me because the logic seemed so complicated and the code looked so foreign, but GA taught me otherwise,” she says. “Coding has reignited my passion for learning and problem-solving.”

In 12 weeks, Kraus learned essential coding skills — like HTML, JavaScript, and APIs — that web developers use to create functional websites and apps. Since graduating, she’s landed a front-end web developer role at the ticket aggregator and search engine TicketIQ, and continues to leverage her talent at local hackathons and GA events. “I tell everyone how GA changed my life,” she says. “I successfully made the career change I wanted. I am a web developer!”

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AJAX

AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) refers to a group of technologies that enables us to load data on specific parts of a web page without requiring a whole-page refresh.

AngularJS

A cross-platform front-end framework, AngularJS expands HTML’s capabilities to help power dynamic web applications.

API

An API, or application programming interface, is a set of rules that determine how programs can interact with one another. These rules allow programmers to design their programs to work together to do more than either program could do separately.

CSS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) define the look and feel of a web page, adding color, borders, fonts, and more to HTML elements.

DOM

The document object model (DOM) is a browser interface that describes and controls the content of a web page. This interface allows developers to access and modify page elements such as links, images, paragraphs, and more.

Express.js

Helpful for building web APIs, web apps, and more, the open-source Express framework was designed for use in the Node.js development environment.

Git

A go-to tool for collaboration, Git is an open-source version control program. By tracking changes and preserving file histories, it helps developers collaborate on coding projects without overwriting one another’s progress.

GitHub

Using the cloud-based GitHub platform, developers can manage Git repositories, share and review code, and even host open-source projects.

Heroku

Heroku is a cloud-based platform for building and deploying web applications. Its ability to support Ruby, Python, Java, and more makes it a popular choice among developers.

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) forms the foundation of every page on the web. It defines the content we see, along with the basic structure of the page.

HTML5

The latest version of Hypertext Markup Language expands its capabilities, offering cleaner code, mobile browser considerations, and support for video and audio content that previously required third-party APIs.

HTTP

A bedrock of digital communication, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol — commonly known as HTTP — allows web pages (and other text data) to be transferred over the internet, forming the foundation of the World Wide Web.

JavaScript

One of the most popular programming languages in the web development space, JavaScript code adds interactivity to the front end of websites and applications.

jQuery

A popular resource for JavaScript programmers, jQuery offers a shortcut for adding interactivity to the web. This free, open-source library is full of ready-made code that powers animations, event handling, and more.

JSON

Helping to power a dynamic web, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a standardized text format used for transferring data between applications.

MEAN Stack

A “MEAN stack” app is a full-stack app that was built using MongoDB (for storing data), Express.js (for handling web requests), AngularJS (to be the front end), and Node.js (the platform on which Express is run). Each of these tools is free and open source, and all of them use JavaScript.

MongoDB

MongoDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database program. Its advantages include scalability, dynamic querying, and the ability to handle a variety of data structures. Developers often pair it with Express to create efficient server-side applications.

MVC

Model-View-Controller, or MVC, is a framework for structuring logical, scalable applications. This framework separates application responsibilities into one of three categories: managing data (model), creating responses for the user (view), and handling top-level application logic (controller).

Node.js

This tool takes the JavaScript engine from a browser and brings it to the command line, allowing coders to develop with JavaScript on the server side. Using Node lets developers to reuse the same development tools and systems for both front- and back-end development.

NoSQL

NoSQL (Not Only SQL) refers to the category of databases that use some other kind of architecture than tables and rows for storing and manipulating data. Generally they are less structured than relational (SQL) databases, trading off some rigor and reliability for greater flexibility and speed.

Object-Oriented Programming

A programming paradigm in which models (“objects") are given data (“properties”) and functionality ("methods") that allow them to perform various actions. Languages including JavaScript and Ruby are built off object-oriented programming (OOP) logic.

Rails

Rails, a back-end framework written in the Ruby programming language, gives programmers a head start (and plenty of clear guidelines) when building on the server side.

ReactJS

A popular resource for developers, the ReactJS library — developed by Facebook — helps developers to easily build nimble, flexible user interfaces through its modular component-based architecture. React has helped usher in a paradigm shift in front-end web development thanks to its speed and use of declarative programming.

Ruby

Developers turn to Ruby to tackle a variety of programming tasks, favoring this object-oriented programming language for its easy-to-read syntax and usability. It’s typically paired with the Rails web application framework.

SQL

Structured Query Language is a standard syntax for querying databases (specifically, relational databases, which store data in fixed-width tables and table rows). This simple-yet-powerful code enables us to filter, aggregate, and manipulate datasets.

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