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Adam Ryde
Adam Ryde
5,222 Points

Front end or back end?

Hi guys. I am currently in a bit of a situation. I have almost finished python collections in the learn flask track. But I am struggling, as I am sure some people do. Just little bits like packing and.unpacking dictionaries and things like that. I have been using other sources (like learn python the hard way) to try to expand my knowledge and using at revision of topics I have covered already.

My question is do I quit while I am ahead and look towards more front end side of things or do I stick with python? I really dont want to leave python and.if I.did I can see myself coming back to it in the future as it really interests me. But with the amount I am struggling it sometimes makes me think.

My cousins is a senior web developer and I have tried asking him for advice but its like talking to a brick wall as he is so busy all the time which I get.

Just wondering if anyone could lend me some advice and possibly shed some light on day to day roles of front end and back end programmers. At least then I can asses what will suit me more when I do eventually go for a job in the industry.

Many thanks in advance.


2 Answers

Glenré Charl Labuschagné
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
23,204 Points

Hi Adam,

This is such a wide topic: but perhaps the following might help.

A good point to remember: The imposter syndrome by Graig Dennis

Motivation of your direction: Compared, shared and to think about information from Stack Overflow's Developer Survey

Just remember, keep your eyes on the goal and work to stay motivated. I found helping other in the Community as a great sense of self reflection.

We all have our days—may they be good or bad.

Glenré Charl Labuschagné
Glenré Charl Labuschagné
23,204 Points

Ps: check out the Most Loved, Dreaded, and Wanted Languages section of the survey.

I'd suggest that if you love python you keep at it until you start to feel like you're becoming good at it. Distracting yourself with other technologies is not the way to go -- just my 2 cents.

udacity.com has free python training BTW --hope this helps.