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Owner/Founder of www.realtoughcandy.io. Real-world web development! 100% indie software dev; author of 5 books; helped over 1 million devs & counting!

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I reviewed nearly 70 software developer portfolios. Here's what I discovered.

I reviewed nearly 70 software developer portfolios. Here's what I discovered.

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Portfoliocon 2021 (Days 1 & 2 recap)

Portfoliocon 2021 (Days 1 & 2 recap)

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Portfoliocon 2021 prize list (so far)

Portfoliocon 2021 prize list (so far)

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CODING BOOTCAMP NIGHTMARE: Meet Sarah the Dev

CODING BOOTCAMP NIGHTMARE: Meet Sarah the Dev

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Crushed by COVID: How NickD Rebooted His Software Career in an Age of Uncertainty

Crushed by COVID: How NickD Rebooted His Software Career in an Age of Uncertainty

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14 Best Kotlin Books for 2021 [Beginner and Intermediate]

14 Best Kotlin Books for 2021 [Beginner and Intermediate]

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What was your first day at your first dev job like?

What was your first day at your first dev job like?

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Is Yelp Camp is the greatest web development project of all time? (Colt Steele bootcamp)

Is Yelp Camp is the greatest web development project of all time? (Colt Steele bootcamp)

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Get your portfolio reviewed for FREE (date announced!)

Get your portfolio reviewed for FREE (date announced!)

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What is CI/CD? Introduction to CI/CD for newbies

What is CI/CD? Introduction to CI/CD for newbies

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Born Blind: Meet Taylor the Web Developer

Born Blind: Meet Taylor the Web Developer

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Is the JAM stack the future of web development?

Is the JAM stack the future of web development?

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24 Questions to Ask Any Prospective Coding Bootcamp (infographic)

24 Questions to Ask Any Prospective Coding Bootcamp (infographic)

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Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

Get your web developer portfolio reviewed for FREE

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7 Best Node Courses for 2021 [Beginner and Intermediate Node.js Courses]

7 Best Node Courses for 2021 [Beginner and Intermediate Node.js Courses]

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7 Best C++ Courses for 2021 [Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced]

7 Best C++ Courses for 2021 [Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced]

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How I scored nearly PERFECTLY on Google Lighthouse (with a WordPress site!)

How I scored nearly PERFECTLY on Google Lighthouse (with a WordPress site!)

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You Don’t Know JavaScript Book Review (Kyle Simpson)

You Don’t Know JavaScript Book Review (Kyle Simpson)

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12 Best Web Developer Books in 2021 [For Beginners]

12 Best Web Developer Books in 2021 [For Beginners]

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11 Best Algorithms Books in 2021 [Learn Computer Algorithms]

11 Best Algorithms Books in 2021 [Learn Computer Algorithms]

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Seeking INDIE LEARN-TO-CODE Platforms to Review Live

Seeking INDIE LEARN-TO-CODE Platforms to Review Live

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Junior Web Developer Portfolio Review - Oleg 16:59

Junior Web Developer Portfolio Review - Oleg

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Why I wrote Real Tough Software

Why I wrote Real Tough Software

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Become a Front-End Developer course review

Become a Front-End Developer course review

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Become a Front-End Developer || course review (Educative.io) 10:03

Become a Front-End Developer || course review (Educative.io)

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Write a test case in 6 minutes | QA Assessment for beginners (video)

Write a test case in 6 minutes | QA Assessment for beginners (video)

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32 dev portfolio reviews in one video - a success!

32 dev portfolio reviews in one video - a success!

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Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

Get your developer portfolio reviewed for FREE this Friday

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Top 4 platforms for learning how to code (2020 edition)

Top 4 platforms for learning how to code (2020 edition)

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Freelance Developer Horror Stories Start Here... 11:54

Freelance Developer Horror Stories Start Here...

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Your odds of finding a REMOTE JOB as a junior developer 13:38

Your odds of finding a REMOTE JOB as a junior developer

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The truth about using Stack Overflow || Copy & Paste Developers 10:04

The truth about using Stack Overflow || Copy & Paste Developers

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Real-World JavaScript Interview Questions: A New Repo

Real-World JavaScript Interview Questions: A New Repo

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A working developer reviews freeCodeCamp (2019) 10:08

A working developer reviews freeCodeCamp (2019)

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5 pro tips to make a ROCKIN' developer portfolio (with bonus) 10:12

5 pro tips to make a ROCKIN' developer portfolio (with bonus)

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🔺 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects 10:13

🔺 5-step guide to developing your OWN personal software projects

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DOZENS of KILLER freebies for student software developers (worth $1000s) 05:53

DOZENS of KILLER freebies for student software developers (worth $1000s)

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Is Ruby worth learning in 2019? 07:17

Is Ruby worth learning in 2019?

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How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox | Linux Tutorial 06:33

How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox | Linux Tutorial

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This coding bootcamp pays* you to attend. Does that change the game?

This coding bootcamp pays* you to attend. Does that change the game?

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Forget that TODO app, this repo will teach you real-world dev skills 07:50

Forget that TODO app, this repo will teach you real-world dev skills

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5 simple mistakes that won’t get you the dev job this year

5 simple mistakes that won’t get you the dev job this year

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My 1st web developer salary REVEALED with actual paycheck 07:08

My 1st web developer salary REVEALED with actual paycheck

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What's the FASTEST web framework? | Web Framework Comparisons 07:48

What's the FASTEST web framework? | Web Framework Comparisons

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How to learn JavaScript line by line 07:39

How to learn JavaScript line by line

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Quick advice for aspiring dev YouTubers 02:31

Quick advice for aspiring dev YouTubers

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Oh snap, here comes *another* JavaScript framework | SVELTE 07:02

Oh snap, here comes *another* JavaScript framework | SVELTE

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Eloquent JavaScript A Modern Introduction to Programming by Marijn Haverbeke book review 04:30

Eloquent JavaScript A Modern Introduction to Programming by Marijn Haverbeke book review

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FREE Programming Books (& courses & code playgrounds) | Best of GitHub with RealToughCandy 04:14

FREE Programming Books (& courses & code playgrounds) | Best of GitHub with RealToughCandy

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How I went from charging $100 to $10,000+ for a website 08:07

How I went from charging $100 to $10,000+ for a website

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My journey to becoming a web developer on YouTube

My journey to becoming a web developer on YouTube

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Playing with fire: a devastating command line command (rm)

Playing with fire: a devastating command line command (rm)

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What does it take to become a jr. dev?

What does it take to become a jr. dev?

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GitHub Pages & Working Demos: A Job Seeker’s Secret Weapon

GitHub Pages & Working Demos: A Job Seeker’s Secret Weapon

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Do you need to know Wordpress as a freelance web developer?

Do you need to know Wordpress as a freelance web developer?

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The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

The hard truth about beginning freelance web development

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5 things I wish they told me before starting my 1st web development job

5 things I wish they told me before starting my 1st web development job

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What Was Coding Bootcamp Really Like? || 4 Developers Share Their Stories

What Was Coding Bootcamp Really Like? || 4 Developers Share Their Stories

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The Myth of the 3 Day Developer

The Myth of the 3 Day Developer

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Introduction to Google Earth Studio

Introduction to Google Earth Studio

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