In the last article we touched on what programming language to get started with. Oftentimes it is skipped over how to run the code. When people first begin writing code, it’s important for them to understand how to make what they write do something.

Put Code to Action

Just writing code doesn’t do anything. You need to have it take some form of action. This is commonly referred to as “running” or “executing” the code. To put it simply, it’s just starting your code. In a sense, it’s like pulling the starter cord on a lawnmower. It will run until the user stops the…


So you want to learn programming? It is certainly no easy endeavor, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility. In the beginning, there are so many things thrown at you, often times with little or no explanation. Often times, search results give you a list of things to start with, but never discuss the where or how behind those things. In this series, we’ll cover some of the common basic questions you may face.

The Beginnings

No matter what you do, you have to start somewhere. …


Programming IDE

Recently I’ve decided that I needed to brush up on my web development skills after graduating. As many others do, I decided to take a course on Udemy.com. The course was using the MERN stack and building an eCommerce application by a reputable teacher. About halfway into the course, I found myself sort of scatter brained. It made me wonder, how much am I really learning by taking this course?

This is not necessarily a result of the teacher, in fact, I believe the teacher was great. But many of you have heard the term of tutorial he** (h-e double…

Jesse Yentsch

Software Engineer/Developer that writes about programming. On occasion I may write about finance and fitness. Hopefully I can help you overcome some challenges.

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