Better question: “Why are people still asking why are people still learning PHP?” Sigh. This Quoran gave one of the better answers I’ve seen. Plus how you’ll know if #PHP does ever legit die. You can listen to the discussion here: https://www.johnmorrisshow.com/332/ #webdev
I remember when I worked at the pizza joint back pre-coding days. I was in a similar boat. I’d stay up late hitting my head against the wall trying to figure all this coding stuff out. Already tons of self-doubt. If that had happened to me? I don’t know, man. That probably would’ve been it.
Let me tell you about Ted (name changed to protect the guilty) Ted decided he wanted to be a freelance developer over 5 years ago. And, Ted did what most developers do… he went about figuring out what he needed to learn, taking a bunch of courses and getting good at web development. And, he did get good. He could crank out websites. Build professional level applications. He learned all the languages. Everything you’d need to do in order to do web development for a living. YET, five years later, he still had not got a single paid client. Not
Two of the quickest ways I know to get discovered and get hired when you start freelancing.
Plugin developers are probably the most insulated from the effects of Gutenberg because it is a visual editor.
I see a lot of freelancers get tripped up at this stage. Thing is, the info is out there… it’s just a matter of finding it. Even something as obscure as “formatting kindle ebook” services… the data is there. So, in this video, I’m going to show you how to find it so you can figure out exactly what services to offer AND what you should charge for those services.
If you want to add featured images to your WordPress RSS feed (as enclosures), here’s what to do.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you eight different ways to add to, remove from and insert elements to/from an array in PHP. PHP array functions used include: array(), array_push(), array_unshift(), array_pop(), array_shift(), array_slice(), count(), array_diff() and array_splice().
In this step, I’ll show you how to promote your YouTube video to people likely to hire you.
In this step, I’ll show you how to create a video to promote your freelance services on YouTube.
In this step, you’re going to build your freelance services sales page.
Find urgent problems that freelance clients will happily pay you to solve.
Will I ever get this coding thing figure out?
Can you get work? Can you make any money? Can you compete with full-stack developers? Answers here.
Do you need a ton of PHP experience to build WordPress plugins? It’s probably less than you think.
Inheritance in PHP tutorial with example code.
The guts of a secure password reset feature for your login script… using PHP
First: should you use sessions or cookies? That’s the first big question I see. In most cases, you should use sessions. There are some exceptions, but it’s usually very specific cases and at the far end of “complex” if/when you do it. Why? Session data is stored on the server and therefore is, in general, safer to work with. Whereas, cookies are stored in the browser… And, it’s the Wild West out there, partna! Okay, that outta the way… let’s get into how to do this. I just went through all this in recording my latest course, How to Create
Use filter_input(), filter_var() and these two other PHP functions to add another layer of security to your applications
I just uploaded the interview I did with Ryan Carson. He’s the founder of Treehouse and has a ton of insight into our industry, what it takes to be a successful developer, what companies are looking for, practical steps for going from no experience and no resume to getting your first IT job… Plus, answers to the questions YOU asked… And, a bunch more. Watch the interview below: If you want to learn more about Treehouse and support the blog, go to http://johnmorrisonline.com/treehouse.
It’s this book I started reading. I was watching this interview the other day… it was the Rubin Report and Dave Rubin was interviewing Owen Benjamin (semi-famous comedian). Anyway, Benjamin mentioned this book called, The Screwtape Letters… And, it sounded interesting. So, I bought it. Anyway, it’s basically this collection of letters between these two demons talking about how to collect souls. Except, you only get one side of the letters… the letters from the demon named “Screwtape”… thus the name of the book. But, it’s not the content that’s got me. It’s the format. Screwtape ends every letter with:
Got this from Levi: “I appreciate the blunt honesty of your emails. One of the reasons why I’ve been so successful at anything I put my mind to is because I don’t waste my time trying to find the easiest or cheapest path there. I know that if I want to get good at something quickly, I need to put in the long hard hours as well as some dollar. It’s been a year now since I’ve started coding. I’ve probably spent well around 400 or so dollars on learning resources alone. I’ve had a Lynda subscription for about 5
Like the best wall… With the best words… It’ll be yuuuuu– Anyway… I just finished recording Episode 3 of my “Get Paid to Code” series for Patreon (which, btw, I’ll be releasing on June 3rd exclusively for Patreon supporters) and in it I show you how to find the best clients and best jobs on Upwork… then exactly what to say in your bid to get hired for those jobs… And, I couldn’t help but feel a bit like ol’ Don Juan Trumpey. Because, as a freelancer, you should have “immigration” standards. You shouldn’t just work with any old client.
Got this comment on YouTube: “But do you think this is a good profile? I don’t want to bump my profile here just like that, but if you could check, perhaps you could use me as an example 😀 But this is what you mean following your advice, right?” I took a look and… Sigh. Sometimes, I hate being the bad guy… But, no. Not even close. But, I feel like it’s my job to be ruthlessly honest so you can get better, because me filling you full of hot air and telling you it’s great (when it’s not) won’t
Yeah, yeah… I know some of you will hate this. And, hit dislike faster than an SJW crying “I’m offended!” But, today, is going to be another straight-up pitch… but an important one. Because, today, is the last full day of the Udemy 10-buq deal I’ve been telling you about. So, if you’re wanting to get in on it, this is your last chance before it’s gone for good. Now, before you go running off to your therapist… To “talk out” the horror of being sold on something… I just want you to think about something. Now, you’re, of course,
That’s the legend, anyway. My little brother works for this company that provides consulting and migration services for a software called Tririga. Basically, what it does is make it easy for large companies to manage all of their real estate… lease, payments, all that. So, take a company like CVS that has 9,600 stores. That’s a lot of lease contracts, payments, etc. This software does it for them. So, I asked him the other day who invented Tririga. And, according to the legend… It was a group of mobsters in Las Vegas. Apparently, they owned a bunch of casinos and
Take my Mr. Mom mini-van. It’s only a couple years old. 2015 I think. Not even a year into owning it, it suddenly started leaking. Talk about annoying. This is WHY we bought a new van… to avoid this nonsense. So, I took it to the shop and it turns out the oil filter had cracked (er something). It was from the last place that did an oil change. They’d put it on too tight. So yeah, never going back to that place. But, there’s the thing… I didn’t really care. I mean, I got it. But, I didn’t care
My wife and I have this game we play. Whenever we meet someone new, I always get some sort of impression about them. Like, maybe it’s a married couple and I’ll get the sense they’re really unhappy and will get divorced soon. Or maybe they’re pregnant, but haven’t told anyone. Or, sometimes it’s someone who is really nice and seems like a good dude, but I’m like, “Nah, he’s a dirtbag. I can tell.” It’s always something like that. And, then we wait and see… Whether I’m right or not. And, I nail it more often than not. Had a
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