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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:55 PM
So some advice (I know it has been a while since this topic has been posted) when getting into professional Web Development - some mistakes to avoid (I get around to certs I promise):
Focus on learning workflow. No matter what languages you choose or path you take: source control, project management, understanding deploying to web servers as well as their configuration - all of these things are critical and will affect the quality of your programming along with retention and depth of knowledge. Learning how to work in a team environment using Git for source control is a great way to grow as a developer. It allows you to explore without risk of breaking what you have declared to be something you want to keep. If you take the PHP route (as is most common outside of Java and .NET development) - hxxp://www.phptherightway.com/ - this is a wonderful source.
It is very beneficial to be building a portfolio online as you learn concepts such as Git. You can use sites such as BitBucket if you want to keep your code private, until you want to show off your portfolio or collaborate (you can swap between the two), or you can use GitHub but you have to pay if you don't want to show your code. This assuming you want repositories in the cloud.
The thing is that without a solid portfolio, a certification is not going to get you very far in the development industry period. Even a BS in CompSci will lose to a solid portfolio. So:
- Read books such as "cracking the coding interview" - This is absolutely critical
- Specialize in something that is lucrative in public, private, large and small sized companies, (e.g. PHP, SQL, Python, C#) - but of course that you enjoy.
I am not saying do not get a certification, but I am saying that it will be easier to get a job as well as further define what you love to do the most within web dev (and thus which certs fit you best) if you learn as you develop a portfolio at the same time you explore workflows. During this process if you find something that grabs your interest, just dig deep. An expert is generally someone who knows more and more about less and less.
Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:25 AM
Many years ago, when I was in the Navy, I was a Programmer/Analyst. I did get some schooling but a great majority was on the job training with a group of amazing people. In those days I wrote in COBOL. Still some mainframes that use that today but not many programmers still know the language, unless you are getting old like me.
If you are going into the corporate world then a certification may come in handy but you could end up being stuck in a specific type of position. I guess it just depends on what your goals are. Good luck, either way.
Posted 24 November 2015 - 10:32 AM
hi there, please let me know, how can I start my career in It because I been graduated electronics and communication with master in sustainable power technology but I don't have any professional experience job yet. Now I want to change my career field in IT. Please give me advise how can I start now.
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