So, you want to be a web developer or software engineer!?
You can do it, with no formal education at all. Don’t believe me? Well, there are hundreds if not thousands of individuals learning to code on sites like freeCodeCamp or Udemy. I was one of them and turned a year and a half of evenings and weekend studying into a career in web development.
So, how did I do it? Patience, a desire to be successful, and the purchasing of far too many Udemy courses. They’re on sale all the time for $14.99! How can I resist! There are a lot of garbage courses there but there are also some gems.
Now, I knew getting a remote junior developer role would be difficult, so I analyzed local job postings that weren’t senior positions and built my skills and resume around what I noticed on these postings.
With that information, I started looking for Udemy courses that taught the skills I needed to get a job.
Here is the list of courses that really helped me and I recommend to this day:
- Andrei Neagoie’s The Complete Web Developer – Zero To Mastery
- Andrei Neagoie’s Complete React Developer
- Colt Steele’s The Web Developer Bootcamp