What do I really need to learn to become a developer?
Are you trying to figure out how to choose the right coding bootcamp? You may have already asked a number of friends, searched for “developer bootcamp” on Google, or read about the number of programmer jobs in your area.
Finding the right coding bootcamp can seem overwhelming, but after you have determined the amount of time you want to spend in a bootcamp, the cost, and location, it is time to read between the lines. Literally.
Websites that offer free coding exercises are a great window into the world of technology and the different languages you can use to create anything from a database that keeps track of dog walkers to a website that showcases an artist’s latest gallery show.
The key to figuring it all out is to work backwards. Do you want to create websites that use Facebook logins for small businesses, or do you want to create all of the code that is behind your favorite gaming app? Our biggest piece of advice is to check out Indeed.com and find the job you want. What are the skill requirements? In over 20 years of training industry professionals, we have found that Java gives individuals the strongest foundation for finding employment.
Changing careers and landing that dream job may seem like a big risk, but as a great person once said, “great things never came from comfort zones.”