Tag: Making

WordPress® Hardening: One-Click Security with cPanel

WordPress is far together with away the most widely-used content management system regarding the web, but of which popularity comes at a price. It’s also the most attacked CMS. Certainly not because it’s un-secure, and

How to Use PHP-FPM with cPanel

PHP performance is an enduring issue for web hosts. PHP is the most widely used server programming language on the web by a big margin. The most popular content management systems and ecommerce applications are


3 Approaches for Using the Google Sheets API in Node.js: A Tutorial

After learning to code for the past year, I’ve recently found myself in the realm of asynchronous Javascript. Throughout the last few months, I’ve really struggled with this component of the language and have had


Finding Programming Inspiration: Learning to Code and Launch in Months

“Upon reflection, the process of finally learning to code taught me one important thing: I was often my own biggest blocker.” My “Story” Four years ago: Sitting in a lecture hall learning about thermodynamics and


When Do You Become a Developer?

Over the past year I’ve taught myself to code. I’ve built and launched four web applications, taken courses from front-end to back-end, can work with APIs, and know what a Promise is. Yet for some


You Don’t Need to Quit Your Job to Make

“I want to debunk the myth that originality requires extreme risk taking and persuade you that originals are actually far more ordinary than we realize.”?—?Adam Grant, Originals Edit: The response to this article has been


The 7 Myths of Learning to Code

I recently gave a talk about learning to code products in less than a year. The talk was well-received and was even labelled the best talk of 2018 at the location it was given. ?


2018: A Year of Sponge

Quarter Life Crisis This year I turned 25. Last year I turned 24 and naturally saw this “quarter-century” milestone coming. So long as I survived the year, I would (and did) turn 25. It was


A Talk at Dojo Bali: Learning to Code Products in <1 Year

I recently gave a talk about my journey in learning to code products in less than one year. Hundreds of people have now seen this talk and are on their way to learning to code.


FeMake?—?Understanding Inclusion in Making

This article was part of my submission to the Inclusivity category as part of Product Hunt’s Makers Festival. Thank you to everyone who supported, as FeMake won its category! This project touches close to home