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Building a Conceptual Framework: How to Design Programs

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If you want to learn to code, it’s important to start building a conceptual framework so you can effectively communicate with developers. The book I recommended in that blog post, Simple Program Design, is a great start and will give you the basic tools you need to get going. You can go through the entire book and all the exercises relatively quickly. Most people that are interested in learning to code want to dive in and make something work, and the goal of building a conceptual framework is to make sure you know how to swim first. But Simple Program

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Learn to Code: Build a Conceptual Framework

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When we last talked about learning to code I recommended learning program design before jumping into choosing a program language and writing code. The hardest thing about learning new tech is getting the conceptual framework. My question may be simple, but I don’t know how to ask. — Sarah Allen (@ultrasaurus) July 4, 2013   Sarah Allen is speaking about complex systems in general, but her tweet gets right to the heart of why it’s important to learn flow control structures, simple data modeling, and program design if you want to be a developer: these tools give you the conceptual framework

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Guest post: SendGrid takes the Cake[PHP] when it comes to SMTP

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The following is a guest blog post from one of our customers and community members, Dave Loftis. Dave is an independent developer, and co-founder of VarVee.com and MyD8.net. You can check out his blog at blog.lofdev.com.  If you’re a PHP developer who is building a large Internet application, or even a small one, using CakePHP, you have undoubtedly taken a look at Cake’s built-in Mail component. The built-in component is simple and powerful, and it works well for most things you might do. It’s really great for sending “welcome-to-X” or “forgot-your-password” emails. But, once you deploy and start using things

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Meet SendGrid’s Newest Developer Evangelist, Elmer Thomas

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I began my journey with SendGrid more than a year ago as a Web Development Manager, helping to build a solid software development process. As we began to grow, I became involved in Product Development and QA, with the goal of elevating our software quality. Now, both of those areas are well taken care of and SendGrid allowed me the opportunity to grow once again. Some of my deepest pleasure comes from learning, educating and creating, particularly in the area of Computer Engineering. Whether it’s reading, writing, programming or out experiencing life — I am always looking for ways to

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SendGrid Developer Community

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Hey there! My name is Tim Falls, and I wanted to officially introduce myself to all who are, for whatever reason, interested in SendGrid. If you’ve followed our company over the last few years, you may have seen my name here and there – on the blog, on the twitters (“^tf”), or maybe even IRL at events around the country. I’ve been involved with SendGrid since the early days in the bunker and joined the team on a full-time basis in May 2010. After taking on a wide variety of responsibilities over the past 12 months, I have landed in

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