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Is Coding the New Literacy?

18 Jan 2020 Sanjay Jain

Is Coding the New Literacy?

These days, almost every grownup can read and write. But it wasn’t always like that. A thousand years ago, most people were farmers, and to be a farmer, you didn’t need to be literate. The few people who could read were usually priests, monks, royalty, and professional writers (usually employed by royalty). Being able to read as an ordinary person a thousand years ago is like being able to code in today’s world. People view it as some sort of magic. In the future, I believe coding will bec...

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What is SQL and where can it be used?

17 Dec 2019 Sanjay Jain

What is SQL and where can it be used?

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a language designed to work with databases. It is used to create, edit, and search specific data - this data are usually organized in tables. Each table contains its data and SQL is designed to find and edit information the way we want it. SQL is a relatively simple language to learn. Almost every company needs someone with knowledge of SQL. In 2015, there were more than 50 thousand jobs associated with SQL knowledge. Who needs knowledge of SQL: Programmers ...

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The best time to start programming is yesterday, the next best time is today.

20 Nov 2019 Smart Ninja

The best time to start programming is yesterday, the next best time is today.

Hey, please tell us who you are and what do you do :) Hello, my name is Abdurahman Ahmed and I am a Computer Science Student at the University of Manitoba. I am an Instructor at SmartNinja and an independent Web Developer. What does your typical day look like? Outside of school, I work on personal projects to keep my skills sharp. I start with an overview of my project to see what tasks I have completed and where I am looking to go. After spending some time planning and looking at the docum...

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Seven Things You Need to Be A Great Coder

27 Oct 2019 Smart Ninja

Seven Things You Need to Be A Great Coder

When it comes to web development and software development, there are multiple ways of creating the same solution. If you’re trying to specify a colour, there’s HEX, RGB or HSLA; if you’re trying to lay out elements on a page, you’ve got Flexbox, Grid, or Floats. No matter what you’re trying to do, there are different ways to do it, and every developer has their own style and creativity. But, when it comes to website best practices - there are certain things that must be done a certain way. Bui...

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How To Get The Canadian Government To Pay For Your Course!

05 Oct 2019 Sanjay Jain

How To Get The Canadian Government To Pay For Your Course!

Did you want to start your career in Web Development but you feel like you can't afford the cost to start? Professional development can be a huge springboard in your career. From formal learning through courses, internships and apprenticeships, to informal learning, which includes networking and attending seminars, everyone can benefit from professional education and development. How you choose to move forward in your professional development depends on your personal career goals, your prefe...

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8 Reasons to Choose SmartNinja

01 Oct 2019 Smart Ninja

8 Reasons to Choose SmartNinja

8 Reasons to Choose SmartNinja This question was asked recently by a potential student: "Why should I choose a course at Smart Ninja?" We gave an honest answer: "Our kind of lessons may not be right for you. You need to ask yourself what the reasons are for considering learning Web Development skills and how." Some prefer to learn with books, some with online tutorials and others prefer "in person" courses. Here are the 8 reasons that Smart Ninja thinks you should take our Web Development 1 Co...

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Secrets Revealed - 7 Fun Projects to Become a Better Programmer

01 Oct 2019 Sanjay Jain

Secrets Revealed - 7 Fun Projects to Become a Better Programmer

Secret - 7 Fun Projects to Learn Programming The secret to most things in life aren't really secrets. ps - thats why we think its a secret :) When we see someone who is really good at their job or good at explaining something or even doing something like programming, we immediately think they must know some secret to coding. Well the truth is they aren't so much better than the rest of us. They just happened to know that in order to get really good at a skill like programming, one must do. B...

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Web Development - A High Income Skill? - You Decide

19 Sep 2019 Smart Ninja

Web Development - A High Income Skill? - You Decide

You want to become a web developer and you ask yourself what job opportunities do I have? We introduce you to three possible focus areas in web development! How do you work as a front-end developer? As a front-end developer, you create the visible parts of a website or app that users see and interact with in their web browsers. You build the front-end with languages ​​like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. With HTML (HyperText Markup Language) you put together the structure and content of a website, C...

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SmartNinja Winnipeg Launches First Course in Winnipeg

11 Sep 2019 Sanjay Jain

SmartNinja Winnipeg Launches First Course in Winnipeg

Hello Winnipeg, I wanted to let you know that we are proud to have launched the first Web Development 1 course in Winnipeg. The course started on Monday September 9 and runs from 6:00pm - 7:30pm every Monday and Thursday for 12 weeks, being held at CMU. Something we are really proud of is the fact that this course has 5 students ---- All women. We are so proud of achieving one of our goals to push for more parity in the STEM industry. This course is the first step in getting women into Tech! ...

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Did you watch us on Global Morning TV - Learn about SmartNinja Winnipeg

19 Aug 2019 Sanjay Jain

Did you watch us on Global Morning TV - Learn about SmartNinja Winnipeg

Good Morning Winnipeg, Hopefully you had a chance to catch us on Global Morning Winnipeg. You would have learned why we brought the SmartNinja program to Winnipeg, what it means to be a programmer and why you should consider joining us for the upcoming Info Session on August 29. Here is what we believe in: My name is Vindra Jain and my husband Sanjay Jain and I are starting the first coding school in Winnipeg. As an IT consultant, Sanjay has observed over the years that there's a big gap ...

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