Your Ultimate Guide to Finding (and Keeping) a Tech Mentor in 2024

Your Ultimate Guide to Finding (and Keeping) a Tech Mentor in 2024

Imagine yourself five years from now. You’ve been asked to give a talk sharing how you quit your traditional job, went to coding school, and became a successful developer at a major tech company. After your speech, a ton of people rush up to you. They ask for your business card, your email address—some even […]

Yin and Yang: How Two Teenage Sisters Spent Their Summer Coding

Yin and Yang: How Two Teenage Sisters Spent Their Summer Coding

Christina Phillipson and Quincy Morgan aren't your average teenagers. The stepsisters (Christina is going into 11th grade and Quincy into 9th) decided to hatch big plans this summer. Between Software Engineering and Web Design classes, they now speak the same languages as professional software developers. Read on to find out how they've combined their strengths in […]

Mastering Adaptive UI in iOS: Size Classes and UITraitCollection

Mastering Adaptive UI in iOS: Size Classes and UITraitCollection

This post on teaching students in our iOS immersive size classes and Autolayout was written by iOS Instructor Joe Burgess.  With the introduction of different screen sizes in iOS 8 we now lean more heavily than ever before on AutoLayout to decide where our views belong given different screen sizes. Thankfully, Apple has given us […]

Why You Shouldn‘t Use has_and_belongs_to_many in Rails

Why You Shouldn‘t Use has_and_belongs_to_many in Rails

The following is a longtime favorite guest post by Flatiron alum Kevin McNamee, a software engineer at Casper. When mapping associations between models in your Rails application, you will inevitably come to a point when two models both ‘has’ and ‘belongs_to’ each other. In this situation, you need to choose between a has_many :through relationship […]