Code Boxx FAQ

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS PAGE!?

Welcome to the hidden not-so-secret page on Code Boxx. Here are some answers for the curious ones who are wondering why certain things are done/not done on Code Boxx… Also to have a good laugh while addressing some dumb haters too.

 

WHY IS THERE NO DEMO!?

Where are all the PHP, MYSQL, NODEJS, PYTHON demo on Code Boxx!? According to some self-entitled folks – Code ninja bloggers should create a demo page for all their tutorials, and some say “it only takes 5 minutes”. To clear things up:

  • There are hundreds of tutorials on Code Boxx – It takes “more than 5 minutes” to set and maintain all the demos.
  • Security concerns – There will be spam and abuse. Nobody is paying for additional firewalls, spam filters, nor managed hosting.
  • Privacy & data concerns – The “chosen ones” will definitely upload some sensitive stuff and sue Code Boxx for their own idiocy.
  • Cost concerns – Nobody is paying for the time, money, and labor. It’s impossible to maintain a demo server of this scale.

To make this post meaningful, there are many things that go beyond coding. Project management, risk assessment, cost estimations, automation, security, business processes, returns on investment, etc… A project is ultimately not about code. It is about solving problems, helping businesses grow, and making lives easier.

Well, if any sponsors and volunteers want to cover the hundreds of demos on this blog – Go ahead, download all the source code and set it up on your own server. That will definitely help a lot of people save their precious time.

 

CAN I USE YOUR CODE FOR MY PROJECT?

Yes. As stated, all code on the blog is released under the MIT license – Free for personal and commercial use. But on the condition of no strings attached, use at your own risk, no support will be given, Code Boxx is not liable when things screw up.

P.S. Students – A friendly reminder to quote the source URL, or you will be hammered with plagiarism.

 

I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, REQUESTS, NEED HELP WITH PROJECT.

Code Boxx is run by a single person (who runs various other platforms and has a life to live). I try to answer short precise questions, but sorry, can’t do rigorous follow-up and offer free services otherwise. Questions of the following nature will likely not be answered:

  • Unclear questions and requests.
    • “I don’t know what went wrong, help me fix it”.
    • “I don’t know how to do this, explain everything or help me do it”.
    • “I am a beginner, I have zero knowledge of programming. Help me with everything”.
  • Unrelated questions and help with personal projects.
    • “I want this feature, do it for me free-of-charge”.
    • “I have an exciting project idea, but don’t know how to proceed”.
    • *INSERT CODE OR URL*  “Something wrong, fix my project for free”.

Requests for new features and tutorials may be considered, but will not be immediately answered. For help with personal projects, here are some websites you can try:

13 Websites To Get Help With Programming

Not sponsored, but try hiring a freelancer at upwork.com or peopleperhour.com if you are really stuck with your personal project.

 

YOUR CODE HAS “ERROR”, “NOT WORKING”, “DON’T KNOW WHY”, “DON’T KNOW HOW”.

Dear possibly angry person, I understand your frustration. But what exactly is “not working” and what is the “error”? Please help yourself by learning some simple debugging skills first, find out what is “not working”. Don’t work in the dark.

How To Debug Javascript – A Very Simple Guide

How to Debug PHP Code – A Very Simple Guide

Importantly, share more details on what you are trying to do, what you did, and the error messages – Complaining “not working” is as good as going to a doctor and saying “I am sick, but I don’t know what hurts”. Now go find out what is “not working” and good luck.

 

I DON’T LIKE THE WAY IT’S DONE!

Nothing is perfect on this blog. There are no perfect systems, no perfect way to do things. Share your sound reasoning and arguments behind why it’s bad, and how things should be done instead.

If not, “I don’t like it” is purely a personal opinion or preference of yours. “Stupid, dumb, worst” are just comments to fuel your own ego in an Internet troll manner. These do not serve to help others in meaningful ways.

 

YOU DELETE BAD COMMENTS?

Why waste precious time feeding stupid trolls and toxic people!? Dumb hate comments do not help others to become better. If you need help from other people, it is only right to ask properly and politely. If you want to prove something, do so with expertise and intelligence.

P.S. I still approve angry comments that are constructive and have reasoning. I.E. What is bad, what is unclear, what will help others do better, what are the alternatives, etc…

 

Yes, I understand. Many people want backlinks for either “silver bullet SEO”, “free traffic”, or “free marketing”. Sorry, but no for various reasons – Code Boxx being an educational blog as the most important one. Outward links to random (plus shady harmful) sites just don’t make any sense, they will be removed without notice.

P.S. Only links that are related to the tutorial and serves educational purposes will be kept (links to other related tutorials).

P.P.S. Business owner, blogger, or paid spam muppet – Link spamming is an outdated technique and will do more harm than good. Read this – I STOPPED building backlinks to grow traffic.

P.P.P.S. I reward pesky and persistent spam muppets by reporting them to good old Google. This helps everyone’s favorite Penguin to hunt PBNs and link spammers faster.

 

I AM AN “EXPERT”, YOU SHOULD DO THINGS AS I SAY!

Please go apply whatever “expert advice” on your own website and social accounts first. Then, show some solid proof, results, and present it with a positive attitude (and professional manner) if you want others to consider your credibility. If not, your twisted high horse with deer ass (馬鹿) ego can stay in the dumpster where it belongs.