Coding is important work — it’s the backbone of many of the most productive careers and requires the utmost levels of patience and focus. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun too! Scroll on to read through the top 10 jokes only coders will understand.

1. The best knock-knock jokes? Computer knock-knock jokes.

(Very long pause) … (very very very long pause).

2. Try not to get this stuck in your head.

Because we all have had times of programming as tedious as singing this ENTIRE song.

3. A truly beautiful poem.

What coder wouldn’t be impressed to receive this joke on a romantic card?

4. I only accept computers which load every application instantly.

To be fair, once you’ve experience super fast technology, how can you ever go back to anything less?!

5. Use this in your next coding rap battle.

Drop a beat — I’m ready.


That feeling when you keep thinking you’ve found the fix, but it just digs you deeper into a mess. (Real tip: Take a breath, walk away and revisit in a few minutes.)

7. Should’ve locked the keyboard.

Ouch, was that a cringey one? Or so cringey that it’s genius?

8. A joke? Or great advice?

Version 1.0: Setting up for future success!

9. Bonus points if it’s only a few minutes after falling asleep.

…Or waking up at 3am with the solution right in your mind. Every time.

10. Hunger: 32%, time for a refill.

In the end, we all have basic care needs anyway — what’s so different between us and tech?


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By Noah S., Age 16

Web-scraping is exactly what it sounds like. Scraping the web for specific stuff, determined by the engineer. For example, instead of copy and pasting every book on a library website into a spreadsheet, a web-scraper can programmatically find every book title and paste it into an arraylist. The engineer then can take this arraylist and turn it into a spreadsheet. The result is the same, but without human errors and a lot of time saved. As a result, web-scraping has many, many uses. For example, one could make a list of dog species, find a specific link that is hard to find within a large website, or even generate the upcoming release date of a new Star Wars movie. There is one big roadblock, however. Scraping google, along with many websites, is considered illegal since it violates the terms of service that most companies enforce. Afterall, you are stealing data from companies, which may have spent lots of money acquiring. There are few ways of getting around this issue, but the best way to not get in trouble is to never release the information or use it to churn a profit. After all, why would a company be angry at an individual for making a list of cat videos?

To conclude, web-scraping is a very versatile option for both lazy and efficient people to get ahold of lots of data without having to individually look up every single option and click every single link. It can be written in many languages, specifically Object Oriented Programming languages (like Java and python), making it a skill many programmers can understand. While there are some roadblocks, if the user is fairly smart with their use of web-scraping, it should result with lots of data obtained and even more time saved.

Whether you are studying for an exam or trying to solve an elusive coding problem when you challenge your mind, burn out is a real concern. Itā€™s a real conundrum because you know you must put in the hard work to succeed but where do you draw the line in the sand to avoid causing your brain to shut down? Itā€™s enough to make you wonder if there is a way to balance it all. Luckily there are steps you can take to circumvent burn out and still reach your studying or coding goals. Weā€™ll investigate four ways to help you de-stress and succeed.

Plan and organize

Itā€™s understandable, you have a challenging problem you want to solve, and you are excited to delve right in and get to work. Not so fast. Before you sit down and begin flexing your brain, plan and organize. Even if you are just taking on a single problem, you want to ensure you have allotted enough time to get your work done with enough padding to take breaks. Trying to work non-stop is not a recipe for success. Give your mind a rest and youā€™ll notice your productivity will increase and your focus will return.

Sleep and eat well

Itā€™s the stuff of studying legends, the overworked student staying up all night chugging coffee while cramming for the big exam. Although there are times when working late is a necessity, getting plenty of sleep is vital. So, before beginning your study session, have a hard stop time in mind. Try to allow enough time to get at least six hours of sleep. Oh, and speaking of chugging coffee. Unfortunately, along with everyoneā€™s favorite caffeinated beverage, students tend to eat poorly during study sessions. Instead of opting for unhealthy snack foods that provide empty calories with very little nutrition, try to eat solid meals and snack on fruit and vegetables. It doesnā€™t sound exciting, but your brain needs fuel, healthy fuel.

Ask for help when youā€™re stuck

Youā€™ve tried for hours but you just canā€™t conjure a solution. When you encounter a problem that seems nearly impossible, donā€™t be afraid to ask for help. Whether you ask a friend, tutor or an instructor, donā€™t let your ego get in the way of receiving a much needed helping hand. Youā€™ll notice a significant drop in your stress level once you clear that difficult obstacle.

Remove distractions

You have three friends trying to text you and the cafƩ you chose for your study session is becoming a bit too lively. Does this sound familiar? Distractions are the enemy of successful studying, so putting away your phone and locating a quiet place to do your work is prudent. If you need to use your phone, try your best not to get tempted to converse with friends, play games or browse your social media accounts. Additionally, find a quiet location that enables you to concentrate on your work. When you focus, stress tends to melt away.

Now youā€™re prepared to solve any problem or study for any subject with less stress and more success. When you plan and organize your study time, provide your brain with plenty of rest and nutrition, ask for a helping hand when youā€™re stuck and eliminate distractions, burn out will become a thing of the past.