Learn about the importance of password security and how to practice good hygiene to protect your online accounts

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As we hear more about data breaches on the news, you would think that people would be more aware of making sure their passwords are secure. However, there are plenty of people who may not understand what having a secure password actually means or how to do so. Maybe it’s too complicated and overwhelming, so they just brush it off.

We’ve all been there and yes, it is way easier to reuse passwords for multiple accounts and websites because we can easily remember them, but this is a huge no no as it creates an easy target and weak point. Think about it, if your information was part of a big data breach and your password was exposed (the same password you reuse for multiple accounts), you are now allowing someone to access your other accounts by simple trial and error because you likely also used the same email login or username. …


Learn about a few common programming errors and how to go about debugging them

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As someone new to programming, there is just so much to learn and absorb when learning how to code — syntax, variables, strings, loops, etc. (the list goes on!) On top of that, every language has slightly different syntax. With that said, there’s no doubt that throughout your coding journey, you won’t come across errors and bugs when testing your code.

While it may seem intimidating and overwhelming when you first come across a whole bunch of errors you did not expect to see, errors are actually a good thing, they’re actually our friends! …

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Melissa Mach

Software Engineering Student at Flatiron School | Learning how to code a little more each and every day!

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