re: Developer is the next blue collar job VIEW POST

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But if a developer needs to do Wordpress theme, I don't think they need to spend 5 years in university, 1/2 year in coding bootcamp will be enough (10 times less). Don't get me wrong it doesn't mean that Wordpress theme isn't a "real programming" (it is), or it is not cool (it can be). It just needs a bit different skill set, visual design will be more useful than mathematical statistics. And you can start with less knowledge upfront and learn while you are working.

This stuck out to me. The analogy I'll use here is you don't need to be a mechanic to drive a car, you need to be one to fix it.

In lieu of this, you don't need to be a developer to operate a Wordpress site. Several engineers and developers came before to make that process ultra simple.

You don't need a design degree to download a template you purchased on a marketplace and start adding content, but it helps make your site easy to navigate.

If the site breaks, you should know how to fix it. You should know where it's hosted and how Wordpress gets its configuration. You should know where the database is hosted and how to manipulate the options table.

My main point is you should never minimize the work going into something. People's training and experience make their profession what it is.

 

I'm sorry I didn't understand what you want to say - you started with one analogy, but end up with different conclusion.

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