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New quiz feature added to lessons

We introduced a new quiz feature at the end of each lesson. Just like the lessons themselves, we wanted something quick and efficient. The quiz will be a multiple choice question that will test your comprehension of the material. You'll look at some code and then answer a question about the code to make sure you understand the topic. This will be a good indication if you've understood the material and if you're ready to move on to the next section.

 

ChatGPT says programmers are safe (for now)

We ask ChatGPT whether it can replace software engineers

  • NPE

So we've been talking to a lot of software engineers and non-software engineers about when (not if) ChatGPT will replace us. In our last post we explained how ChatGPT isn't replacing us yet and there are ways to actually be a better/faster software engineer with the help of ChatGPT. Now we're going to go directly to the source of truth and ask ChatGPT if it will replace software engineers.

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What ChatGPT means for the future of software engineering

Will software engineers be replaced by AI

  • NPE

There's a lot of questions and discussions around whether software engineers will be replaced by ChatGPT. The short answer is no, software engineers will not be replaced by ChatGPT and other AI programs. The slightly longer and more nuanced answer is that ChatGPT and AI will be able to perform some of tasks performed by software engineers. And tools powered by AI will even make some engineers even faster and more productive than they are today. So ultimately, some roles may be replaced by AI or AI-assisted software engineers but there will need to be software engineers who can do the things that AI can't and those software engineers who learn how to evolve and incorporate AI into their work/workflow/process/dev environment will be the ones who companies pay top salaries to.

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Code First Girls Kickstarter Course review

Free classes by Code First Girls for career switchers to tech returners, mums to school leavers

  • WSC

NPE: It's a new year and we have our first guest post by WSC. WSC just went completed the Code First Girls' Kickstarter course which is for a wide range of women - from tech returners, to mums, to career changers, those fresh out of school of those simply wanting to upskill. And the best part is that the course is free. They cover three learning areas including Web Dev, Python & Apps, and Data & SQL. Let's jump into the review:

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Happy New Year!

How I'm planning to make 2023 the best year ever

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A new year is a great time to take stock of your life and figure out what would make you happier or make your life easier. As someone who is fortunate enough to have a roof over my head and enough food for me and my family, there's not much I "need" to make me happier. So I often think about how to make my life (and my family's life) easier. This could be improving some aspect of our lives that's annoying or finally finishing (or starting in some cases) a project that has been on the back burner. And while you don't have to wait a whole year to do something like this, there's something psychological about the new year that makes us want to make a change/fix something/change something/get shit done.

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Getting ready for new years resolutions

Taking small steps to build healthy habits and productive patterns

  • NPE

After the holiday gatherings, big meals and cleaning up all the wrapping paper, we start to think about the January 1 and how we should start the new year right and we make resolutions to have a more productive year. I think the intentions are right but a lot of people try to go from zero to hundred between December 31 and January 1. I think it's more realistic to think of new year resolutions as small steps to building lasting habits and patterns of living.

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