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Christina Kopecky

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.

Learn React Native: Best Courses, Books, and Resources for Learning React Native
Mobile and software development is a potentially lucrative career choice with a positive job outlook. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in this field earn a median pay of $109,020 per year. BLS also predicts a 25 percent growth in jobs between 2021 to 2031, which is significantly higher than the average…
Learn to Code: How to Start Learning Coding
The tech industry has never been bigger, which is why so many people are learning to code. Everything we interact with, from cell phones to cars, relies on technology. There are many ways to learn to code, including coding bootcamps, computer science degrees, and online coding courses. This article explores all of the ways you…
Learn Node.js: Best Courses, Books, and Resources for Learning Node.js
For aspiring backend programmers, learning Node.js is important. Its widespread use across websites, applications, and software in the tech industry makes it a tool worth learning. This popularity also means that developers who learn Node.js and can use it professionally are in high demand.  But knowing how to learn Node.js is just as crucial as…
Ruby IDEs: What IDEs Work Best for Ruby on Rails Developers?
At some point, a programmer has to think about their integrated development environment (IDE). In this article, we will share text editors and Ruby IDE’s that work best for Ruby on Rails developers. Ruby IDEs vs Text Editors Text Editors Previously, a text editor created and edited plain text files, which were compiled and run…
Python Regex: An Introduction to Using Regular Expressions
As a new developer, regular expressions (or regex as it’s commonly known), can be daunting because of the strange, unfamiliar syntax:     ^[A-Za-z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+\.[A-Za-z]{2,}$ When I was a new developer and saw the expression above for the first time, I remember my first thought was “say what? I’m never going to be able to learn that…
HTML New Line Using br and pre
You can add a new line to an HTML page using the <br> or <pre> tags. The <br> tag adds a break in the page. The <pre> tag formats text exactly as the text appears in your code. If there are any new lines within the <pre> tag, those will be reflected on the final…
JavaScript: Go to URL: A Complete Guide
The window.location value represents the current URL you are viewing in your browser. You can replace this value to go to another URL In JavaScript. This is useful if you want to redirect a user to another page. You can also use the assign() or replace() methods. There are a couple of reasons you may…
JavaScript: Object.values(): A Complete Guide
The JavaScript Object.values() method retrieves a list of the values in an object. You can iterate over the result of the values() method to see the contents of each value in the object. Objects contain keys and values. Sometimes, you will only want to retrieve the values in the object. Say we have an object…
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 link. Sometimes when creating a website for a client, they will want you to include…
What is ASCII: A Guide for Beginners
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 older computers. Understanding ASCII will help your understanding of what coding is and how it…
What is RAM: A Complete Guide
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 our lives better when working with our electronic devices. If you are considering a career…
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 a look at sample Python projects, you may have seen this file, __init__.py. You may…
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, or any other text element. When writing and developing a website, developers can use CSS…
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 site like Google Fonts. As developers, there will be a time when we won’t want…
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 in their alphabet. Python strings are easy to create and manipulate. You can immediately start…
How to Create the Copyright Symbol in HTML
The &copy; or &#169; 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. HTML has symbols and entities that may not necessarily be found on a keyboard easily,…

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