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  • How to avoid being overwhelmed by webdev learning curve?

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  • Maverick

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    September 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Hi, I’m an amateur developer and I’m trying to become a professional web developer. I’m overwhelmed by the amount of things I need to learn before even considering applying to job offers. How did you guys avoid being overwhelmed? How did you find out your own personal roadmap of things to learn? I’m still trying to figure out if I should take the PHP (Laravel? Symfony?) or JS (React? Angular? NodeJS? VueJS?) route. There are so many things to learn, so many things to choose from, I’m not even talking about stuff like npm, version control, linters, Docker, AWS, work organization, unit testing… I used to think webdev was easy (as an amateur Java/Android dev), because I used to think there was only PHP and a bit of JS to make cool drop-down menus… but damn this now feel like a huge maze and I’m totally lost. Would you guys have any kind of advice on choosing a clear path to follow, or anything to help with the feeling that I won’t ever be able to make it to a junior position? I’m considering contacting a few companies, asking what a junior dev should know to qualify for a job there, and using that as a roadmap… but it kinda feels unprofessional and I’m worried they might think I’m wasting their time, since I wouldn’t apply until at least 6 months later. Should I try that? Thanks for future replies, I really need insights from professional devs. – by hq overview Tonyant42 – –

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