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How to Get Started With Python Dash on PyCharm [Absolute Beginners]

This is a chapter draft for our upcoming book “Python Dash” with NoStarch—to appear in 2021. Stay tuned! Why an IDE Using an integrated development environment (IDE) has the potential to significantly accelerate your programming productivity. Many programmers do not unlock their full potential until they finally decide to switch from a simple code editor …

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Python Dash: How to Build a Beautiful Dashboard in 3 Steps

Data visualization is an important toolkit for a data scientist. Building beautiful dashboards is an important skill to acquire if you plan to show your insights to a C-Level executive. In this blog post you will get an introduction to a visualization framework in Python. You will learn how to build a dashboard from fetching …

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Freelance Developer – How to Code From Home and Earn Six Figures [Industry Report]

What keeps you going day after day? Your motivation is the most important building block of your success. In the following, I’d like to give you some fact-based motivation why creating your coding business online can easily be the most rewarding decision in your life.  Yet, motivation is not everything. If you want to make …

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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in Software Development — Why Stealth Sucks

This chapter from my upcoming book “From One to Zero” (to appear with NoStarch 2021) teaches you a well-known but still undervalued idea. The idea is to build a minimum viable product (in short: MVP) to test and validate your hypotheses quickly without losing a lot of time in implementation. In particular, you’ll learn how …

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How to Increase the Font Size on the WordPress Plugin Enlighter?

Do you use the awesome WordPress plugin “Enlighter” to embed code in your WordPress site like this? If you’re like me, you want to be able to customize the style (such as font size) globally—not locally for each individual code snippet. Problem: How to increase the font size of the Enlighter WordPress plugin? To increase …

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How to Be a Freelance Developer in Germany

Being a Python freelancer is a new way of living in the 21st century. It’s a path of personal growth, learning new skills, and earning money in the process. But in today’s digital economy, becoming a Python freelancer is – above everything else – a lifestyle choice. It can give you fulfillment, flexibility, and endless …

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Freelance Software Development in the United States (US)

The next disruption is about to happen in the freelancing space. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr grow double-digit per year. But what if you’re living in the US? Is freelancing still a great opportunity for you—given the worldwide competition? How much can you earn in the US? In this article, we’re going to …

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How Many Freelance Developers Are There in the US?

How many freelance developers are there in the US? There’s no official and precise answer. However, based on three credible sources—Upwork, Freelancer Union, McKinsey—I calculated an estimation stemming from each source. Here are our estimations for the number of freelancers based on three independent data sources: Upwork Data: 12,500,000 freelance developers in the IT sector. …

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Freelance Developers, Specialize! 44 Profitable Niches for Coders

As a freelance developer, many routes lead to success. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t decide which route to take and stick to it! Quite contrarily, the worst is to be a jack-of-all-trades—a freelance developer who doesn’t have the guts to focus on one specialized skill set. Specialization is critical for your success as …

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Freelance Developer LLC — Is It Smart For You?

Should you create an LLC as a freelance developer? In this article, you’ll learn about which clothes your freelancing business should wear. Make no mistake—choosing the right business entity matters. And informing about this question by reading articles like this one may be one of the most important decisions in your professional life. Disclaimer: I’m …

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The Unofficial Freelance Developer Tax Guide [for Hackers]

So, you want to create your thriving freelancing business? Congratulations, this has been the best decision in my professional life—and it’s rewarding to earn more money per time spent (Python freelancer average is $61 per hour), be your own boss, have no commute, and no more meeting. (**Disclaimer Begin**) Am I an accountant? Not quite—I’m …

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How to Build Your Brand as a Freelance Developer [Ultimate Guide]

This guide shows you the importance of building your personal brand as a freelance developer. Why Freelance Developing? Freelancing is the new mega trend in the 21st century. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr grow double-digits year after year. The COVID-19 crisis has revived the interest in remote work and, statistically, most people dream …

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