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Michael Chrupcala
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5 Investments for Web Devs (with discounts!)


It's no secret that you can learn anything you want to online. As a software engineer, you're expected to have a wide and deep understanding of all different kinds of technologies. But here's what they don't tell you - choosing what to learn, and more importantly, what to ignore can be a HUGE challenge.

Investing in yourself and your career can lead to big improvements in your daily output. I don't want you to waste your money, so with that in mind, here are discounts for 5 of the best purchases you can make online for your career:

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1) Office Chair

Hbada Home Office Chair
Price: $129.99 (25% off...was $169.99)
Yes, this is super basic. No, your folding chair or mattress isn't cutting it. If you're planning on working from home for the foreseeable future (and right now, many of us are) then it's worth shelling out some cash to treat your back & lower-lumbar.

If you spend somewhere between 30-50 hours a week sitting down, then trust me, you owe it to yourself to feel comfortable. Let's remember that building products is a marathon, not a sprint! If you invest in the right gear then you'll be a better runner when you cross the finish line.

2) PluralSight Subscription

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VS Bundle (with PluralSight)
Free 1-Month Subscription (through Microsoft)
PluralSight's platform is filled with tons of courses taught by leading veteran's in every coding language. As I write this, the top trending tracks on Pluralsight (with 10+ whole courses in each track) are Angular, Python, C# and JavaScript, but they have everything else you could be interested in. Follow the instructions here for a Microsoft VS membership that will gift you 1 month free of PluralSight.

This VS Bundle also comes with a $200 Azure credit, plus discounts to lots of other great platforms!

3) ACloudGuru Subscription

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Monthly Subscription
20% discount for membership
Well it's in the name - ACloudGuru is the best site I've found for anything related to cloud technology. When I was practicing for my AWS Cloud Practicioner certificate, I almost spent more time on ACloudGuru than I did on AWS' website. Their content stays up-to-date and they gear their videos to not only help you pass a cloud cert, but to deeply learn one of the fastest-growing engineering sectors in the world.

4) Back-end Course

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Object-Oriented Design course
Price: Free!
After I landed a job interview with one of my dream companies, I spent a month preparing for 5+ hours a day. The bad news is, I failed my interview because they surprised me with an object-oriented design question and I hadn't taught myself how to solve those yet.

But the good news is- this course has everything you need to crush that kind of question! I felt much stronger after watching these videos and solving the practice questions, and now I'm ready for the next one.

P.S. If you don't see the discount, try using Incognito Mode in Chrome

5) Front-end Course

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Web Developer Bootcamp course
Price: $18.99 (86% off...was $139.99)
Full-disclosure, I haven't taken this course myself but it's one of the top-rated classes I could find for developing web applications. It's front-end heavy but there's plenty of AJAX/REST/database material as well, and it should give you a huge leg up if you're studying to be a web developer.

P.S. If you don't see the discount, try using Incognito Mode in Chrome


Follow me on Twitter for more programming tips, and DM me if you have any questions or if you’d like some advice. I hope this helped, and thank you for reading!

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