If you're a self-starter, your education can happen completely online. In this video, explore some of the resources that are available for online learning like code playgrounds, free courses, sites like Stack Overflow that answer questions, and other resources developers use to stay sharp.
- If you're a self starter your education can happen completely online. Online learning has several advantages, including the fact that you can learn where and when you like. It's low cost, and you have access to an enormous amount of content. Now obviously Google and YouTube are great ways to find quick answers, but these can be full of good and bad as well as old and sometimes distracting answers. An excellent tool is Stack Overflow. It's a website where you can post a question that other professionals will answer. Shameless plug, one of the advantages of an online learning site like ours, is curation. The quality, quantity and velocity of new content we produce is a great way to keep up with cutting edge technologies. Sometimes there is no substitute for working on a real project. Full code for many major projects is freely availible at sites like GitHub, which allow you to create your own version of an existing project. Now that's called forking. And you can learn a lot just from reading how someone else solved the problem in a real project. Sites like CodePen and JS Bin let you look at sample code that can show you how to do things. Now there is an abundance of learning availible to web developers, and if there's any job where continuing education is required, it's this job. And I'll let you in on a secret. Everyone, even expert developers, constantly look through the web for help and new ideas.
- Types of web developers
- Server technologies
- Getting web development training
- Choosing the right tools
- Getting a job
- Negotiating your salary