Posts Categorized: Frontend

A Comparison of Frontend and Backend Web Development

Frontend vs Backend Web Development When searching for web development jobs, you’ll find a wide variety of requirements. Languages, frameworks, and methodologies may differ, but there are two aspects of web development that will be common for all jobs: frontend and backend. Some jobs may require full-stack skills, but full-stack is merely a combination of… Read more »

Bloc Curriculum Developers Share Their Favorite 10 Pre-Bootcamp Tutorials

Bootcamps are designed to prepare you for a new job as a developer, but admission into many bootcamps, and success during their programs, can depend heavily on how much you’ve learned before applying. With many code schools and dev bootcamps like Hack Reactor and Flatiron School boasting acceptance rates as low as 3%, learning on… Read more »

Cask Data Engineer Shares His Bloc and Thinkful Experience

  Edwin Elia, a graduate of Bloc’s Frontend Web Development course, recently accepted a role as a Frontend Engineer at Cask Data, a Palo Alto based firm that provides a platform for developers to manage and deploy data applications. As someone who went through first Thinkful and then Bloc before landing his position as an engineer, we wanted to hear… Read more »

Frontend Grad Creates BodyByYou

“I think Nick was awesome and great – I love that guy.” -Irwin on his mentor, Nick. Meet Irwin Litvak, a Frontend Grad! Before: Financial Data Associate After: Junior Front End Developer, North Street After realizing that finance wasn’t the right fit for him, Irwin invested his time in work that not only he enjoyed, but benefited… Read more »

Ultimate Guide to Frontend Bootcamps

Frontend developers ensure web applications are well-designed, responsive, and friendly to touch on mobile devices. Thanks to frontend frameworks like AngularJS, frontend programming is becoming a more important part of the web development stack.  These new frontend frameworks allow developers to move programming logic and data that was once restricted to server-side development onto the… Read more »

Spotlight Alumni: Frontend Web Development

Aaron Linn Before Bloc: Web Designer/Web Developer, eBags After Bloc: Application Developer, Starbucks Why did Aaron enroll in Bloc? He had tried different options including Lynda, Codecademy, and Codeschool, but felt like he couldn’t put a lot of what he learned to practice. Thus he turned to Bloc and quit his job to purely focus on everything… Read more »

Affiliate Linkr Founder Shares Developer Advice

One of our Frontend Web Development mentors shares advice and tips on how to be successful in a course at Bloc. Background: As the founder of Affliate Linkr,  the owner of Zerrtech, and 12 years of practice under his belt, Jeremy is an experienced developer. When Jeremy isn’t spending time mentoring, he works on his… Read more »

Job Trends Report: The Job Market for JavaScript Developers

Are you thinking about attending a frontend dev bootcamp that teaches JavaScript or the MEAN Stack? This report brings together JavaScript developer job market trends from the Bureau of Labor Statistics,,, PayScale, O’Reilly Radar, and more. 1 Million More Jobs Than Candidates According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 there were… Read more »

Sephora Web Developer Shares Advice for Future UX Design and Frontend Web Development Students

One of our UX Design and Frontend Web Development Grads, Gemma Haylett, reflects back on her Bloc experience with tips and advice for anyone wanting to pursue their dreams and transition careers. Background: When Gemma graduated college with a BS in Computer Science, she found herself with few job opportunities, and eventually took a job… Read more »