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General Discussion

Jordan Anderson
Jordan Anderson
19,560 Points

Job outlook


I don't think anyone would mine creating their own web app or native mobile app an having it turn into a full blown business.

But let's be realistic. What we do want at the end of the day after learning our new skills is to either freelance or land a good job where you can put your skills to work and continue to grow as developer.

So this brings me to my main point: how hard is it to get your (first) job as a ROR vs iOS developer? How much exp is actually needed for entry level (very hard to find) vs. junior level position ?

I have a strong interest in both technologies and am kind of torn between the two.

I love mobile tech, and things like native mobile apps aren't going anywhere. But I feel like it's going to take me so much longer to learn and then start building something in iOS vs ROR. It seems like tinkering and working on a personal project is where a lot of the gaps are filled in.

Thank you for taking the time to read my lengthy post! Can't wait to hear the diff thoughts an ideas!

~Jordan A

1 Answer

Hey Jordan, If I was you, I would start building web apps. native Iphone apps, that way you have something to show to potential employees. Employers want see that you know how to do something before they hire you. Thats what my friend did, doesn't even have to be all that fancy.

best of luck!