Technical Writer

Christina is an experienced technical writer, covering topics as diverse as Java, SQL, Python, and web development. She earned her Master of Music in flute performance from the University of Kansas and a bachelor's degree in music with minors in French and mass communication from Southeast Missouri State. Prior to joining the Career Karma team in June 2020, Christina was a teaching assistant, team lead, and section lead at Lambda School, where she led student groups, performed code and project reviews, and debugged problems for students. Christina's technical content is featured frequently in publications like Codecademy, Repl.it, and Educative.

HTML mailto Links: A Step-By-Step Guide

The HTML mailto link opens a visitor’s default email client when linked. This type of link makes it quick for a user to contact you over email. You can specify a default subject, CC, BCC, and body with a mailto…

What is ASCII? — An Introduction

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a standard that takes English characters, numbers, punctuation symbols, and other special characters, and assigns them somewhere in the 255 slots available in the 8-bits of code that were available to…

What is Random Access Memory (RAM)?

One of the components of a computer’s overall architecture is its random access memory (RAM). What exactly does RAM do? This article takes a close look so you can be more familiar with why RAM exists and how it makes…

What is __init__.py? : A guide

The __init__.py file indicates that the files in a folder are part of a Python package. Without an __init__.py file, you cannot import files from another directory in a Python project. How to Use the Python __init__.py File While taking…

CSS All Caps: A Step-By-Step Guide

The text-transform: uppercase CSS property sets the contents of a text element to all caps. You can also use this property to set the contents of a text element to lowercase or title case. text-transform can apply to paragraphs, headings,…

Change Font HTML: A How-To Guide

The font-family CSS rule lets you define the font of an HTML web document. To refer to external fonts, you can use the url() method to define a font face. Or, you can embed a font CSS file from a…

Python Strings: One of Python’s Most Popular Data Types

Strings are one of the most popular data types in Python. A string is, at a high level, an object consisting of a sequence of characters. A character is a symbol — the English language, for instance, has 26 characters…

How to Create the Copyright Symbol in HTML

The © or © symbols represent the HTML copyright sign. These symbols let you embed a copyright sign on a web page. The copyright sign does not appear on most keyboards so you need to use the HTML symbol code.…

How Is SQL’s Not Equal Operator Used?

The SQL not equal operator is represented by <>. This operator lets you select rows from a database that do not meet a particular condition. The != operator is used in a WHERE statement. The != operator can be used…

Java Regex: An Introduction

There may come a time in your application development journey where you need to find patterns in strings. Some methods can take time to execute, while others save you time. One time-saving technique called regex — regular expressions — can…

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