Looking back, going to the 2015 Louisville Software Development Conference genuinely helped my career as a web developer. It was not my main forte during that period, although I have always been interested in computers and other things that you can find in it. Still, the speakers in that particular event opened my eyes to the possibility of venturing out in this field, and now it is my “bread and butter,” as one may say.
In case you did not go to college to study software development (like me) but are eager to learn, here are some basic tips to get started.
1. Know What You Need To Do
As your first step, you have to find out what kind of website you are developing. Will it be a marketplace for online courses or clothes? Is it a blog site? It matters to ask such questions to the clients from the start because that will give you an idea of how complicated or easy it may be to create the platform.
2. Map Out Your Path
Once you get the general picture of what the client wants to see, you should then devise a system on how you will make everything happen in code. That’s when your knowledge about various software development methodologies can come in hand. In case you are not familiar with many, you may take a crash course now.
3. Write And Test The Code
Lastly, writing and testing codes go together since you cannot ship one without making sure that it works. Every code that you create needs to get examined line by line; otherwise, there may be features in the website that might not even appear. The user experience will undoubtedly be weak due to that.
Is it your dream to become a software developer still? Take the steps mentioned above to get started. Good luck!