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i want to be a Dev

gusmnk profile image gus ・1 min read

Ok, I am going to start writing this blog about my intention to become a web developer.
I couldn't go to university, my family is poor and I had to start working after high school.
Although in my country (Argentina), the University is free, I could not due to my first years of work with my parent, as an assistant in painting jobs in buildings and houses.

So, since I always liked technology, I decided to learn Web Development and become a programmer.
I did some free courses on UDEMY and Youtube, until two months ago I started a coding Bootcamp, the cheapest I found.

Although the bootcamp is not bad, it is somewhat diffuse and at the same time confusing the way of teaching of the teacher.
So I will continue there but I also started doing other courses on YouTube and doing tutorials building guided web pages on YouTube.

At the moment I am studying at the Bootcamp for two hours a day (they are classes recorded live) and one hour to follow tutorials on YouTube.

I trust Bootcamps, but the huge amounts of money they charge for it don't seem honest to me.

So ... I'll try to spend whatever is fair, and learn with free resources.

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Temani Afif

In my opinion, reading a lot of tutorials and courses is not a great idea to learn web development. I advise you to practise more and read less. Define goals and try to achieve them.

Example of goals
[1] build a landing page about you (a kind of resume). Find some themes online and try to redo them alone (don't copy the code): You will learn the basic of coding (html, css)
[2] try to host that page online: You will learn about hosting & Co
[3] Now that you have something, try to improve it by adding more features (a slider, a gallery, a contact form, etc): You will deal with some JS and some backend language (I advise you PHP since it's the easiest one to start with. It's also easy to find a PHP hosting)
[4] Share your work with more experienced users to get some feedback about how to improve it (you will find a lot of free way to do this or very cheap ones like codementor.io/)
[5] Build a blog section: You can try to install Wordpress (the most used CMS in the world)

and so ..

At each step/goal you will be obliged to search and read stuff to achieve what you want so you will learn & practise at the same time. The above is an example of goals so try to define yours, put deadlines and start coding ;)

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James Sinkala

I second this, best way to go about learning web development. You can then learn about best practices and important concepts in individual languages when you already know how to use them, they will make more sense then.

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gus Author

thank you!!

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gus Author

thank you very much Temani! it's a great idea, I'll start doing that!

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gus Author

hi ! thank you so much!!

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Amey Sunu

Really proud of you man! Keep doing what you do and one day the rewards will be definitely fruitful!

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gus Author

thank you so much Amey! I will put all my effort into this!

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kozakor

You need to practice what you have learned. Best of all, it is an IT company. If you have only study it will not bring you profit. I understand that you have no work experience. Companies are reluctant to hire people with no work experience. To make your job search successful, contact cheap resume writing services . Here you will receive a resume that will attract the attention of a recruiter, even if you have no work experience or little experience