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How to become a front-end developer?

Learning a new profession is quite a complicated process, where you need to calculate all the risks.

Is it possible to become a front-end developer and find a job in IT?

First of all, let's understand what the front-end is. Front-end is the part that the user interacts with when using the application, for example, input checkboxes and everything you see in front of you when you go to some of your favorite Facebook, VKontakte, Instagram websites.

To insert data into the site, you touch the result of the front-end. It should be said that front-end is an engineering major. You have to learn how to write code, it's not very difficult, but you can't work without it.

You will be obliged to learn a programming language, and that language is JavaScript. JavaScript is a very peculiar but interesting language.

It is not difficult to learn, you can master at least the basics: cycles and conditions, arrays, objects, functions. This will take you about a month to learn. You can learn the basics of javascript programming in a month, and you will need them if you then learn any other programming languages, for example, Python or Java.

JavaScript for Beginners is a free course for programmers in the format of video tutorials with tests. You can take this course with a teacher for only $99.

It is better to start with JavaScript, as it is a good indicator of your ability to learn more advanced IT professions. It is better to start with JavaScript rather than HTML or CSS, as it will be easier to learn them later.

If you realize that JavaScript is easy for you, you can continue learning in JavaScript Syntax. Here there is a special focus on array methods because arrays will be used very often, in many places you will need them.

At a job interview, they also ask how to do some kind of manipulation of an array or of the data that is inside it.

We allocate at least 2-3 months to this detailed work with each method. This will be enough time to understand how JavaScript works, after which you'll be ready to move on.

What other topics can you take either in parallel with it or after?

It's probably best to take HTML and CSS in parallel. A week is more than enough time to understand it all. You'll need much more time to understand all the intricacies and details, so practice is a must. After you learn javascript, you can move on to React.

Why is it better to learn React?

It is clear and universal.
The American job market demands React.

What do we learn and what tools do we use?
First of all, it is Jira Confluence, Github, Slack, Postman, Webstorm.

We wish you good luck on your way to mastering your new profession!