Top 10 Repos on GitHub For New Developers April 24, 2019

Top 10 Repos on GitHub For New Developers

The freeCodeCamp community creates gigabytes of data every week. One of the major contributors to this is the chat room system, in which thousands of people hang out, talk about technology, and assist each other in improving their code skills.

I often ask questions of the data. This week, I wondered which GitHub repositories people saw as most relevant to their studies. So I looked at the multi-gigabyte chat history from freeCodeCamp’s main chatroom.

Out of the many GitHub repositories mentioned, the following are the top 10 most commonly mentioned ones.

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Refine Your Coding with These Easy Tips April 23, 2019

Refine Your Coding with These Easy Tips

In recent years, a strange idea has risen within the realm of software developers.

Rather than understanding the quality of code, it is more common for a product to be advertised as superior simply because it has more lines of code.

While this “quantity over quality” notion can be beneficial in some instances, such as storage space within a hard drive, it certainly should not be the standard to code writing.

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Ten Ways Earn More as a Travel Nurse April 12, 2019

Ten Ways Earn More as a Travel Nurse

Often, people are attracted to travel nursing due to the promise of a large paycheck.

However, there are tricks to make even more cash in this career.

Depending on a variety of conditions, your yearly earnings could total to be more than 100k. Below are ten quick tips to earn as much as possible as a travel nurse.

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How to Find Temporary Housing as a Travel Nurse

How to Find Temporary Housing as a Travel Nurse

For both seasoned travel nurses and ones just starting, there’s a deciding factor you need to consider: furnished travel nurse housing.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the process of spending hours calling ads, with little reward.

This stress, termed by some as “housing fatigue,” can worsen until you obtain adequately furnished travel nurse housing for your upcoming assignment.

Previously, it was more common for your travel nurse recruiter to handle your housing, but things are changing as many travel nurses choose to take the housing stipend, which allows them to exercise more control over where they stay.

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Top Hospitals for Nurses in the U.S. April 11, 2019

Top Hospitals for Nurses in the U.S.

While all hospitals desperately need nurses as a crucial part of their patient care team, nurses have more options in terms of careers.

Instead of hospitals, they can find jobs assisting physicians, practicing home care, and even teaching at institutions.

With more and more hospitals hungering for nurses, it is important to examine what exactly attracts nurses to hospitals.

The answer, however, is quite simple. Flourishing hospitals show nurses that they value them, and offer great benefits, support teams, and amazing work environments. Below is a list of five of the best hospitals for nursing in the United States.

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The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing April 9, 2019

The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

Travel nursing is a growing career featuring many pros and cons.

In today’s world, the demand for travel nurses is increasing exponentially.

However, is traveling over the country truly worth it? Here are a few amazing benefits (and some setbacks) of becoming a travel nurse in our list!

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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Travel Nursing April 8, 2019

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Travel Nursing

Considering the big switch to a travel nursing career?

Without trying to sound too biased, it’s not a bad idea. Travel nursing opens a world of opportunity to explore the best cities in the nation, with some of the most wonderful national treasures as your temporary backyard.

So if you do decide to start traveling, the next question always follows – Where should I go? Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered. Check out the Top 10 U.S. Cities for Travel Nursing, rated based on salary averages, estimated demand, and overall coolness. Continue reading “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Travel Nursing”


Eight Tips to Improve Your Coding April 5, 2019

Eight Tips to Improve Your Coding

Although deciding that you want to become a better coder is easy, actually climbing the steps of improvement may prove to be harder.

To become an amazing programmer, you must first understand what improvement looks like and have a plan of action to reach your goal.

Below are eight tips that you can take action on right away on your journey to become a master of programming.

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Python VS JavaScript: Dethroned on Stack Overflow

Python VS JavaScript: Dethroned on Stack Overflow

New data shows Python pushes JavaScript out of the position of most queried language on Stack Overflow.

A study recently conducted by Global App Testing, crowdsourced QA testers with the goal of examining developers’ most significant pain points.

While JavaScript is credited with the most frequently questioned language overall, new data credits Python over JavaScript as Stack Overflow’s most frequently queried over time based on the percentage of tags for each language.

Today we’re taking a quick look at some interesting insights about Python from the research found by Global App Testing. Keep reading to find out how this contender has battled its way to the top! Continue reading “Python VS JavaScript: Dethroned on Stack Overflow”


8 Best Programming Practices All Coders Should Implement April 3, 2019

8 Best Programming Practices All Coders Should Implement

8 Best Programming Practices All Coders Should Implement

“I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.”

― Kent Beck

Wise, yet humble words from a pioneer in the industry, credited with the creation of extreme programming. So what best practices can you implement to be great at programming? There are certain tips and tricks that programmers will learn over time, establishing best programming practices, a productive coding environment and writing clean code that’s easily adjustable.

Does that mean you have to be a veteran in the industry just to become great? Not necessarily. Try out these 8 Best Programming Practices to start writing cleaner, more efficient code today.

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