Front-end and Full Stack Development articles from LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com Senior Staff Author Ray Villalobos.

September 12, 2017
Three things I learned from six years as a teacher on Lynda.com thumbnail

It's my sixth year anniversary at lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning and milestones come with some reflection, so I wanted to share with you some of the things I've learned over the years. Although these are specific to my experience, I think you'll be able to relate to these and maybe share something...

February 10, 2017
Coding-The next blue collar job? Sure hope not thumbnail

According to a recent Wired article, coding will become the next big blue collar job. That sounds great, but I have some problems with this future utopia of blue collar might. First, the good news...Coding is a highly competitive and lucrative career.

August 13, 2016
Getting to Love Learning ReactJS thumbnail

There's a lot of resistance to learning the ReactJS library. That's because there are two main concepts that make it a tough sell for traditional developers. So let's take a look at what's been holding back most developers from learning ReactJS.

December 21, 2015
6 JavaScript technologies Front-end developers should already know thumbnail

Life's tough for a front end developer because the pace of learning moves so fast. Today's developer needs to be familiar with a number of libraries, frameworks and processes in order to be successful. Here's my list of JavaScript technologies that you should already be familiar with if you're a...

August 13, 2015
Getting the Right Social Media Followers thumbnail

Everyone talks about getting a lot of followers in social media, but what does that really mean? And why is it even important? Well everyone is wrong. I'm much happier when I focus on getting the right type of followers.

March 3, 2015
Getting started creating SVG Graphics thumbnail

A lot of data visualizations use the SVG format to create graphics, so in this article, we'll use SVG to create some basic shapes and graphics. Understanding how the format works will help you when you're using SVG based libraries and frameworks.

March 2, 2015
Vector Graphic Formats Used for data visualizations thumbnail

In this article, I'll talk about the different graphic formats used for visualizing data and examine some of the differences. Since most visualizations are handled in just a few different vector graphic formats, we'll see why using vectors has advantages over bitmaps because it allows us to illustrate as well...

March 1, 2015
Principles of online graphic formats thumbnail

If your goal is to create visualizations for online consumption, it's good to understand the fundamentals of how graphic formats work for online delivery. In this article, I'll talk about the different bitmap/raster graphics and some of the main considerations for online delivery.

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