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The New Store is Live!


All my new training courses are now here:

You will find everything that we have here and more at StudioWeb.



The Complete Freelancer course is available!

new mini video courses

I just released my  Complete Freelancer course, where you will quickly learn how start, and build a very profitable freelance business.

This BRAND-NEW course (released July 16 2018) is based on my 20+ years as a entrepreneur, freelancer and developer. I’ve worked as a freelancer for years, and have hired freelancers for years. I’ve been on both sides of the deal …. that’s why this course is unique and so valuable.

Course highlights:

  • Comes with 5 freelance templates, to jump start your freelance business!
  • Lessons are in both video and podcast/audio format … for people who want to learn on the go.
  • Includes an 8 page e-book that outlines the course in bullet points for easy reference.

Students are already telling me it is the most complete and to-the-point freelance training these ever seen!

Check it out: Complete Freelancer.



New Modules on Python Careers added to my Killer Python 3 course!


Because of popular demand, I’ve added 2 new modules to my Killer Python 3 course: Python Career Paths and Python Specializations.

Module 2: The Python career paths taught in 4 videos, and an 8 page e-book that outlines the pros and cons of each career path. It also provides a step-by-step guide to reaching your Python career goals quickly.

Covers getting a job, becoming a freelancer and creating Python programs for your own business.

Module 3: You learn about the Python specializations, including web developer and Ai programmer, and the supporting skills required to get into each.

To learn more, check out my Python course.


Making Images Round with Simple CSS

In the old days, we had to go to Photoshop (or some other image editor) to create rounded PNG or GIF files, to create images that were round. Now you can do this with simple CSS3 applied to your image:

style="border-radius: 50%;"

This is what my picture looks like without the CSS:

This is just one small example, where CSS3 makes much of what we used to do with Photoshop in web design, obsolete. If you want to learn CSS3, my CSS course in my IWD package will teach you fast!


Why I removed 95% of my web design and development courses?


So I’ve been making video courses on web design and development since about 2003, and recently I removed about 95% of the courses on the Killervideostore because they were old.

Yes, most of the old courses were about 80-90% cool, in terms of the information being up to date. Nonetheless, I decided to remove them and create new courses that are now 100% up to date … and they are also very future-proof!

How can programming and development courses be future-proof?

Ah, 5-6 years I would have agreed. But since 2014 (give or take,) things have really stabilized in terms of the webstack. Think about it, all the major web frameworks:

  • Java Spring
  • PHP Laravel
  • Node.js + Express
  • Python + Django
  • Ruby + Rails

… All share many of the same characteristics. All are MVC based, and all of them share similar patterns.

Yes, there are significant differences here and there, but at their core, all the frameworks do most things the same way. Bottom line: once you learn one web mvc framework, you will know a lot about all of them.

With that in mind, it has become more and more apparent to experienced developers, that the key to all this, is understanding the key principles and patterns of software development. Starting with foundation ideas like:

  • Variables
  • Collections
  • Object oriented programming

… To more advanced coding concepts like separation of concerns, micro services, datastores (relational databases vs object databases) etc … These concepts are found in ALL the above mentioned frameworks and languages. When you get down to it, it’s all variations of the same ideas.

Key to becoming a master developer?

Learn the basic concepts well. Then jumping from one hot library, language or framework … becomes easy. I started writing code in 1994, and I’ve built commercial apps over the years with about 9 languages (lost count!) .. and that experience tells me to go back to basics every time.

That all said, any courses produced since 2015 are very much up to date since I teach the key basic concepts that will allow you to become a money making professional developer fast.

Stefan Mischook

Beginners Killer Python 3 – NOW AVAILABLE!

Over 6hrs of Video, 69 easy lessons, 170 code challenges and quizzing … months to create. My best course yet!

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Should you Learn PHP in 2016 and 2017?


In this video vlog, I quickly go over WHY and WHEN PHP is a great choice of a language.

Tip: freelance web developers pay attention!



Is there a Risk of Choosing the Wrong Programming Language?


Which programming language should you choose? Python, PHP, Ruby. C#, JavaScript, Java … how important is this choice?



The Realities of Learning to Code


In the video below, I answer someone’s question about his fears related to learning to code, and the feeling of being overwhelmed because of all the options. Here you go:



Tips on Starting a Web Development Business in 2017


In the video below, I give some important tips for anyone wanting to start a web development business. Check it out:

If you have questions about web development, feel free to contact me.



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