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Job Hunt Assessment

Get a tailored assessment of your job application process. Uncover mistakes that hinder your job search, and showcase your value to potential employers.
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Practical Async/Await Course

Write modern asynchronous JavaScript code that just works — today.
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Refactoring Callbacks Course

Confidently refactor legacy Node.js code so it's easy to read and understand. A FREE 5-day email course with 30+ practical real-world exercises.
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Backend Portfolio Projects

Create a beautiful portfolio of backend projects that put your best foot forward without writing a single line of CSS.
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Node.js Request Parsing Guide

Whether you're parsing a file, a form or JSON data — this guide shows you how to parse any type of data in Node.js by following the latest best practices.
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VPS Security Cheatsheet

An essential list of security measures that every VPS should have. Put them into practice so you can sit back and relax knowing your server is locked and secure.
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One or Two-Column Resumes: Best Choice for Aspiring Web Developers

Which resume layout is more likely to increase your chances of securing a job interview?
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14 Linting Rules To Help You Write Asynchronous Code in JavaScript

A compiled list of linting rules to specifically help you with writing asynchronous code in JavaScript and Node.js.
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ESLint Setup in Node.js: A Detailed Guide

Unlock the power of ESLint in Node.js! Dive into this beginner-friendly guide for seamless integration and smarter coding.
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Understanding "Property of Undefined" TypeError in JavaScript

Demystifying the often-misleading "TypeError: can't access property of undefined" in JavaScript.
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Navigate New Codebases Like a Seasoned Pro

Learn practical tips to quickly understand new codebases, gain confidence, and become an indispensable asset to your team.
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About me

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Are you looking to level up your coding skills and tackle new challenges? If so, you've come to the right place!

My name is Maxim Orlov and I'm a self-taught software developer who's passionate about helping others succeed.

I began my journey into the world of programming 8 years ago, with nothing more than a burning desire to learn and a willingness to put in the work.

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