Teaching PHP in Schools

September 23, 2016
Posted in Studioweb

Hi, Some of you know that StudioWeb, my app that many schools use to make teaching PHP easy, takes up most of my time these days. … Ahh, the life of an innovative nerd! In my continued attempts at getting the word out, I recently appeared on TV. You can check out my appearance on…

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SQL and Database Basics – Part 1

August 25, 2016
Posted in MySQL

So you wanna learn SQL and databases? Sit back and relax, grab a beer and some cheese flavored chips, and begin to learn from a crusty middle aged nerd!

Watch in full HD for total clarity:

If you think this freebie video is good, then you’ll love my powerful Interactive Web Developer course package … it’s amazingly easy!

Stefan Mischook

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What Pokémon Go can teach coders

July 24, 2016
Posted in Web Development


In this video, I use the fantabulous example of Pokémon Go, to illustrate key app development principles. Here you go:


Stefan Mischook

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Careers in Code video series

Hi! I’ve recorded a series of videos I call ‘Careers in Code’, and it is about many things related to coding professionally. The series of videos is less about code, and more about all the things professional coders have to understand. Drawn from my 20+ experience in the coding arena, there is a lot of…

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Learning Web Development in 2016-2017

May 24, 2016


I put out a ‘learning web development’ video every so often, because WHAT you need to learn changes over time. Here is the video for 2016-17:

If you want to learn web design or development from scratch, check out my new crazy easy course package.


Stefan Mischook

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Career and Coding Advice for Developers

March 10, 2016
Posted in Advanced PHP

This is a collection of my career advice related videos that I put on Youtube. You may or may not like them. 🙂 … They are in a playlist for your convenience. Stef

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Using a Microservice to extend the lifespan of old apps

March 10, 2016
Posted in Advanced PHP

If you have an old app that works, but it has some problem spots, it might make sense to use microservices to fix these issues. Sometimes rewriting core modules or classes in an old app, is just not feasible. In these cases, using a microservice to bypass the old code is the way to go….

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What are Microservices?

February 16, 2016
Posted in Advanced PHP

A microservice is basically just a mini app that has these characteristics:

  1. They do only one thing – they are mini apps.
  2. They standalone – they are NOT part of a larger app.
  3. They are language neutral. That means you can write a microservice in Python, and have a PHP Laravel app use it.

I could write a few more paragraphs about microservices or I could just post my recent video on them:

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Building your First Web App

February 11, 2016

Learn PHP by Building Web Applications

So you’ve done a few online tutorial projects and you know you basics (HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript) but you don’t know how to do things off the top of your head … should you be worried?


Even the most experienced developers will be referring to videos, support forums and books to keep refreshing and building their skills. Yes, once you’ve done certain things a few times (ex: setting up an MVC framework like Laravel, designing databases) you will be able to do them without any help. But I can guarantee that other aspects of the project will send you researching!

… It’s the nature of development.

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What JS framework should you learn?

January 30, 2016
Posted in Javascript


PHP developers have to learn some JavaScript. There is no debate there, given that JS is the most important programming language in the world, and since when it comes to browser scripting, there is no other option.

JavaScript, like PHP, has several frameworks/libraries to choose from: jQuery, AngularJS, ReactJS … etc. With that in mind, I had someone put this question to me recently: “Is there JS framework you would recommend or to think about ?”

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