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A cheat sheet: How to become a developer

Developers are among the most highly sought-after tech professionals in the workforce, with increased demand and talent shortages leading to large salaries for many of those in the field.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in development but don't know where to start?

TechRepublic's Staff Writer Alison DeNisco Rayome, created a go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn.

Read Full Article: How to become a developer: A cheat sheet

Have your own tips to share for those who wish to become a developer? Share them in the comments below.

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how to become a developer

by spyhop1989 In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

all the developer guys can start his career from internship.
all famous companies are provided internship.

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by florpkadorp In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

It all starts with an internship and then you usualy are able to move on to a more stable job, if you do good in your internship you are usually offered a job there.

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by zarawymark In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

thank you for sharing!!

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by forumisoft In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

Thanks for sharing

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Nice article

by mergolebelle In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

Nice article. I tried to apply to some junior positions recently and they demanded that I know a lot of things, not just basics of a language. Unit tests, ajax queries, bunch of frameworks... And when there's so much competition out there its still pretty hard to get an entry level position.

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How do you become a developer?

by Joneonau In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

I can give you a plan of how you could achieve that.
First of all focus on web development (not everyone agrees on that, but a lot of people say it’s the present and the future)
Step 1
Simple Website (HTML and CSS) - these are subjectively two easiest coding languages to learn. Also due to the fact that they don’t require buying anything. And the easiest way to learn them is by building a website
Step 2
Front-End Development (JavaScript) - you can base it on your HTML and CSS website. It will make your website interactive.
Step 3
Back-End Development (PHP or Rails) - choose PHP OR Ruby on Rails and specialize in it. Generally, developers say PHP is more beginner-friendly. If you can create a website and write both front-end and back-end scripts you become complete developer - it’s achieving the yin and yang of software development.
Step 4
Build Credibility - prove that you know what you’re doing by building things that you can show to your potential employees
The last thing I can say is: good luck and get yourself a big coffee machine. Sleepless nights are ahead of you, thank God as we all know developers turn coffee into code.

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by johnjohnwiiilllas In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

I liked the article. But every newcomer must understand how much time and nerves he must spend in order to achieve some results. This is a very long way.

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by Hermoinegeorge555 In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

well that was helpful. I was in search of something really efficient which will help me increase my web developing knowledge, as I have only learned php backend and looking forward for full stack developing.

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How to become a developer

by webchefzinfotech In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

No specific degree or educational path exists for careers in web development, and it’s possible to become a web developer with or without a formal education.

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Useful Article

by asadaliawan321 In reply to A cheat sheet: How to bec ...

I agree with almost every point. Will try to communicate to our interns (link removed by moderator)

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