Behind the screens look at what happens when typing a URL into a web browser.

The Internet & What Happens When Typing a URL into a Web Browser Writing and Content By Bre Rickner

Holberton School instills that full-stack software engineers understand every aspect of how the stack works including knowledge of how the stack works on top of the internet. So let us dive now into the web world!!!

While researching this topic, I listened to an instructor from admit to it…

Recursion represented in the form of squares.

I’m writing today about a touchy subject in the programming community. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a love-hate relationship, because I really don’t hear much love being tossed around for it. …

What’s happening under the hood when a user types ls -l into the shell or a command-line interpreter??

Trying to eliminate some of the blurred lines that come with typing commands into the shell.

Before we dive in, here are some need-to-knows to help you follow along. I will be operating on a UNIX/UNIX-like operating system. The shell being referenced is the Bourne Again Shell (BASH). It may also be referred to as sh or /bin/sh.

The shell is an executable program(/bin/sh), utilized by…

Why Use A “C” Library

The question that software engineers ask the most often, is “why?”. Why do we do the things we do? Why do this? Why do that? Which leads me to ask this next question; why use “C” libraries? What’s the real benefit?

The answer to that…

After reading this, you should be able to understand the process it takes to compile a C program using gcc as your compiler!

What is gcc exactly? GCC is a component of the “GNU toolchain” for developing and writing operating systems. More specifically, GCC stands for “GNU Compiler Collection”.


If you’re someone who came here wanting to learn about a shortcut in Linux a little bit more about links on Linux, great! Let me try to break things down a little! Let’s start by thinking of our links in UNIX, as a “pointer” to a file or directory. Creating…

If you came here looking for tips on how to find seashell on the seashore, well… you’re probably going to be pretty disappointed. If you came here looking for a way to navigate to your C files in your shell, then you’re going to have a great time!

The person…

Bre Rickner

Full-Stack Software Engineering Student at Holberton School

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