Ledesma Announces Full Stack Web Development Course @ ASA College

Jordhy Ledesma has partnered with ASA College to deliver a powerful educational experience and create a cohort of modern full-stack web developer for the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.  The curriculum has been freshly developed to include an assortment of the most widely used web development technologies. Multiple computer labs and schedules will accommodate practical, personalized and convenient learning.

If you’re in NYC, Brooklyn or Miami, please call 877-470-9638 or reserve your spot (for free) at the next orientation session.

At a Glance: Full Stack Web Development With WordPress and PHP

This course is a hands-on workshop that focuses on the back, front end and practical issues of website production and maintenance. In this highly practical course, students will build up their skills along with a portfolio of web solutions they can show to prospective employers or clients.

Course Description

  • Web Development is one of the most active disciplines of Information Technology. Both demand and salaries are very high in this field.
  • Full Stack Web Development provides a fast path to employment because developers possessing these skills can work as entry level front end or back end developers or even as freelancers.
  • Full Stack Web Development with PHP and WordPress is a course that takes into account the aforementioned arguments to provide students with a practical course in which they will learn about the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MYSQL and PHP) and walk away with a portfolio of skills and code they can apply in their very first job after the course.
Web Prototyping Workshop

A Web Prototyping Workshop Session Within the Full Stack Web Development Course

Tech Covered

  • HTML 5 – The latest standard for content delivery on the Web
  • CSS3 – The preferred solution to style web pages
  • LAMP Stack – Linux, Apache, MySQL And PHP: the most popular stack for web production
  • WordPress – The most popular content management system for website delivery
  • Amazon EC2 – The Amazon Cloud, where students will discover how to deploy websites in a modern hosting environment
  • In addition to GIT, SVG, Bootstrap, Jquery, Javascript, AngularJS, Mobile Web Development, SEO and Responsive Web Design.

Some of the Tools Used

  • Sublime Text
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CSS Frameworks
  • Apache Web Server
  • Github
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Several Prototyping Tools such as Invision
  • Web Page Optimization Tools
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • MySQL Server
  • PHP
  • Linux Terminal

About the Instructor:

Jordhy Ledesma is an award-winning web developer and best-selling academic co-author of “Best Buy: Investing in Language Learning” (Bloomberg Business Week, 2013). He holds degrees from the University of Virginia Darden School, where he was a Batten Scholar, PUCMM and the Loyola Polytechnical Institute. Mr. Ledesma is a Deloitte alumni, a four-time Miss Universe D.R. web designer and has advised companies such as Verizon, Best Buy, Rosetta Stone among others. For his full bio visit: http://www.jordhy.com/about

About ASA College:

ASA College currently has more than 5,000 students, 16 programs of study, and 5 campuses; Midtown Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, North Miami Beach, Florida, Hialeah, Florida, and Golden Glades, Florida. The mission of ASA College is to educate a diverse and qualified student population to become responsible professionals committed to lifelong learning by equipping them with a firm academic foundation and career-specific competencies. ASA offers high-quality degree and certificate programs that respond to the needs of students and employers in a global economy. The ASA faculty and staff are dedicated to maintaining professionalism and institutional integrity in a student-centered environment.

Innovation vs Invention

Originally published at www.jordhy.com

Innovation is the application of existing technology in new ways. In contrast, invention is the creation of new technology. While innovation is a constant in web development, we’ve seen a good deal of invention in the past decades. Here’s how you can put each one of these to work in your next web development project.


By nature, innovation is incremental, interdisciplinary and healthy to the bottom line. It takes a village to raise a child and a deeply knowledgeable and diligent team to bring valuable innovations to life. Consider innovating to create new corporate advantage, cost costs and streamline operations. The app revolution, responsive website development and website localization are largely innovative endeavors. While you are not creating new technology per se, you are offering new solutions to a market that was previously lacking.

Ponder the special case of technological innovation. Translating products to bring them into new markets, creating new features and packaging old software for consumption in smartphones, for example. Such innovation is relatively cheap and can provide broad differentiation to your practice.

Choosing to innovate has its drawbacks also. It’s more expensive than the status quo, there are no guarantees of success and considerable corporate frictions routinely arise. A common byproduct of being too innovative is releasing bloated software, delayed projects and websites productions that are an order of magnitude over budget. The key is to be judiciously innovative and watch your resources at all times.


If you’re developing for a startup or businesses opening new product lines, don’t discard invention. Inventions are hard to come by and are usually created by seasoned professionals. To name a few we can think of Amazon’s “one click purchase”, Apple’s iTunes platform or Google’s search algorithm. By nature, invention is scarce, trans-formative, hard and expensive. Sadly there’s very little invention in traditional web development.



Your Keyboard as a Bottleneck

Originally posted at www.jordhy.com

It surprises me how many new developers fail to internalize their main development computer as an integrated system. They think that a computer is simply a collection of parts and routinely forget considerations about ergonomics when purchasing new hardware.

Many of these recent grads are coding complex web applications using a laptop keyboard that is probably worth less than ten dollars; their use of portrait screens, secondary monitors, specialized track pads and voice recognition software is also very scant. This post is a wake up call for all the junior developers out there: the keyboard could be your main bottle neck.

Full Size Mechanical Keyboards

These give you better tactile feedback, are easier on your fingers and provide all sort of ergonomic goodies. With them, you can type code faster, last longer and reduce the risk of developing certain illnesses later in life. I use mechanical keyboards because its easier to achieve hand-eye coordination with them and more of my mind is devoted to other tasks.

Input Time vs Processing Time

If you have anything as advanced as a Core 2 Duo (or a Core i5 or faster) you already have most of the processing power needed for modern computing. However, disk transfer times and input times could be hindering your productivity. SSDs and RAM chips’ prices have fallen dramatically, so an upgrade in that department is become trivial. Nevertheless, time and time again I see junior programmers making basic mistakes when it comes to input devices.

Maximizing your Productivity with Novel Input Devices

Voice recognition software, track pads, mechanical keyboards, portable OCR scanners (like the Doxie), track points and digital pens can reduce what could be your greatest productive bottleneck: your hands.

This tip is relevant even for video editing folks. If you’re not using a mechanical keyboard with dedicated keys and a handful of powerful macros along side high quality complimentary input devices, you’re missing a great chance to improve your productivity.


comScore Latam Report Shows Exponential Growth

Last week, comScore released an impressive social media report for Latin America. The report is very bold and clear in a number of  data points. First, actions with Facebook Pages are growing exponentially, with bolder engagement in Mexico and Brasil. action growth The market, according to comScore data, is largely Facebook-centric, with a penetration of 97.2%. facebook centric market And, finally, another salient metric is the penetration of Instagram in Brazil. Where the social network brought a 751% increase in engagement to active brands. instagram For more metrics and to view the full presentation visit The State of Social Media in Latin America and the Metrics that Really Matter.