If you’re looking at getting into chicago web development, or web development anywhere in the world for that matter, then there’s some do’s and don’ts you should be savvy with. Here’s a couple of things to muse over.
Don’t stress the language barrier.
But grasp the basics well or look like a fool.
Sadly, web development lacks the sort of regulation of, say, the medical industry. There’s no ‘bare minimums’ and licensing. Any kid who’s tinkered on WordPress can claim to be a web developer if they want. But you want to work, don’t you? You actually want to be hired? If you’re looking to hire on in the corporate world as a junior developer, you will be expected to learn on the job, they won’t expect you to have everything.
However… if you arrive on day one with nothing, your colleagues will hate you, your employer will hate you, and it will go downhill from there. Make sure you have a firm- and we mean firm- grip on the basics before you start selling the idea you are a web developer. HTML CSS should be like air to you before you claim that title. You should be able to work with them comfortably- and in text, not the fancy programs like Dreamweaver. You should also be familiar with programming ‘language’; the data types you’ll run across and that will be discussed around you. Know your version control too. And work the heck out of the command lines. Maybe you won’t be working on a GUI, after all! You should be prepared.
Getting the basic steps on the road to a career as a web developer right can make or break your entry into the field. Make sure you really are a ‘web developer’ and not a web developer wanna-be, if you want to make a success of this fascinating field.