I’m thinking about writing a new weekly series about coding – would you read it?


Lately I’ve found more and more people in my life have come to me interested in getting started in the software development world but not sure where to start. On the plus side, there are more free coding tutorials online now than there ever were. There are also amazing coding schools like Lamda School, and subject-specific schools like Metis that focus on Data Science.

The challenge that I’m seeing people who want to get started in the software development world face is what path they want to take. Should you learn front-end or back-end, build iOS apps or become a data scientist? The reality is, some of these paths will be interesting to you, others will be incredibly boring, the key is finding what you like.

I personally have been coding in Python for quite a while now and I’ve been writing HTML/CSS/Javascript for almost twenty years. I’m pretty excited by how much Javascript has grown thanks to continual innovation and the introduction of amazing libraries like React. Python is now starting to take Java’s place as the go-to language for Computer Science students which is also really exciting and something I thought might happen given how powerful Python is.

Since I spend a lot more of my time in the software world than the domain name world I thought it might be interesting to put together a series on coding, starting with the basic question of – do you want to be a front-end or back-end developer and then doing a deeper dive into each.

While I think there are already a zillion good tutorials out there, I do think I could put my own unique spin on it, and hopefully inject a little fun and humor into the process. My idea was to start with these three posts to kick off the series:

Coding with Morgan – Lesson 1: Font-end vs. backend development

Coding with Morgan – Lesson 2: Introduction to HTML, CSS and Javascript

Coding with Morgan – Lesson 3: Introduction to Python

From there I can go deeper into both the HTML/CSS/Javascript path and the Python path depending on how well these first three posts do. I know that there are plenty of domain investors out there who want to put websites on some of their domains but don’t want to spend a bunch of money on a developer. The reality is, I could teach you how to build a basic website with HTML and CSS in under an hour, spend a bit more time and I could show you some cool ways to make it a bit more interactive using Javascript. Also, for Domainers who really want to get scientific about buying expired domains, I could show you how to use Python to analyze a ton of data and even learn from it to come up with your own machine learning models.

At the same time, as I’ve learned in the past, it’s important to keep my blog focused so I’m not sure if these would deviate things too far from what you, my readers, have come to expect from my blog. Which is where you come in. Do you think it would be interesting if maybe a post a week on my blog was focused on coding? Do you like the idea for these first three lessons? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton