murphaloid — 2012-03-10T20:36:27-05:00 — #1
I'm a few short months into trying to become a web developer. Just completed my first site, and have nailed the basics of html/css. I've certainly got more to learn with those but Id like to also start making progress with the next step.
But what is the next step?
My aim is to be employable as a junior developer by the end of this year. And who knows, maybe in future go freelance if all goes well.
parkint — 2012-03-10T21:47:13-05:00 — #2
Congratulations on your progress and your enthusiasm, @murphaloid;
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murphaloid — 2012-03-11T08:12:02-04:00 — #3
Ok...thanks and I will keep practicing!
Just another question.....I'm not sure what xml is and if I need to learn it..??
ralphm — 2012-03-11T08:28:23-04:00 — #4
This just came up the other day:
murphaloid — 2012-03-11T08:37:06-04:00 — #5
OK I'll read that thread.
dmn_webmaster — 2012-03-11T19:53:10-04:00 — #6
XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language.
Here to help, nothing more
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oddz — 2012-03-11T20:13:10-04:00 — #7
Developer implies an intermediate – advanced understanding of some type of server-side programming language and database such as; MySQL. Being able to use a server-side language alongside a database to deliver web solutions to business problems is really what a developer does. HTML and CSS alone fall under a designer categorization – not a developer. Also, junior position is 2 – 5 years carrying out professional work. Anything less is really entry level. In most cases. Though really all that matters is the years of professional experience – not the titles considering they can mean different things to different people.