How I became a front-end developer
After about six months on the job, I had to switch to back-end due to the company’s policies. Back-end development was a whole new world to me, so much of a big step that I had to quit the job. Although I wasn’t successful back then, I became interested in back-end too. So I was left with a dilemma. Web design or back-end development!
At the same conference I met the guy who later helped me a lot. He was a front-end developer himself, and suggested learning Backbone.js for learning the front-end MVC structure. I knew what MVC meant but I had no idea how this concept was implemented in front-end. I think that was the hardest part.
I also learned Backbone.js, using its own documentation and Linda’s brilliant tutorials. Later I learned Gulp, Grunt, Babel and of course ReactJS! It took the whole summer to get to know all of those technologies. I also challenged my knowledge using https://codefights.com — it puts fun, challenge, race and learning together really well!
It’s been ten months since I finished my internship and I work at the same company. I’ve learned a lot of cool stuff. But I still have a long way to go and a lot of other cool things to learn. They say “change is a process not an event”, so if you are trying, you are one step closer to what you want. Luckily with the help of the internet you can learn almost anything you want. You just need to believe in yourself and keep trying.