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Advice on Where to Go Next?

Hi guys, I am a student currently studying Computer Science. I am in my 3rd year out on placement with a really good software development firm. I would say I am a keen learner and would describe myself as a software hobbyist, but when it comes to programming I know it doesn't come naturally to me. I work hard at it, and sometimes feel as if I am just going through tutorial after tutorial, but when it actually comes to doing a project or a puzzle, I find myself stuck, and get frustrated for not getting it when I find out how to do it. I know bits and pieces about alot of languages including front-end but I would be most comfortable in java, as my general purpose programming language. I am just finding it difficult taking the leap from university to industry, and I wonder if anyone has any advice for me, as to getting better. I know there is no secret sauce, but any experiences to how they went from university student coder, to fully fledged developer stories would inspire me alot! Many Thanks in advance

1 Answer

Hi! I can tell you I have teach myself and have learned a lot I've always wanted to be a Frontend Developer and get a job a it. I am not going to the university and that has been an issue for me when getting a job in my country. So I decided to build my own project. I have some Backend background but I took the Python Track. It has being a great road trip, all the things you can do with it creating a fully functional website, working with data, playing with the Raspberry Pi all the three combined is what I really wanted to do. I know "it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll" but I have eyes on the price. The website I'm building I am using it to get founding and possibly in a few I will get some. I have no idea what will be with me, I was lucky to find Treehouse as they also have a Business Track that is very up to date so I have used their tools to get investment and now I think I will go by myself instead of looking for a job as a Frontend Developer. That's my story until now and hope to keep going, keep learning even when getting stuck (when this happen I don't use internet for a day and some answers comes with it.). I hope this could help you as I have taking the leap form learning to the industry but going my own way, very risky and praying to go well. Take care and have a good one.