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Getting a Coding Job For Dummies® by Nikhil Abraham

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Chapter 4

Understanding Key Coding Concepts

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering the four major parts of any website or app

arrow Knowing the difference between SQL and NoSQL

arrow Seeing a version control system at work

arrow Uncovering how search engines rank websites

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.

Immanuel Kant

As you continue learning about coding careers, whether researching on the Internet or having conversations with other programmers, you’ll hear some words and phrases repeatedly. You might hear a developer say, “I started on the back end, but front end work is more visual and definitely my style.” Or “Merging my branch with master, deployed to production, seeing your work live is what makes this so much fun.”

A few key coding concepts crop up in almost every conversation on coding. After you understand these concepts, you’ll be better equipped to participate in the conversation. Much like following a baseball game, you might not know what the infield fly rule is, but knowing the basics of strikes, outs, walks, and runs makes it easier to understand the ...

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