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expert tips for (new) developers part-1

1 Create your own GitHub account

When starting out, create your own GitHub account where you can start adding your own projects and snippets of code as you go along. Not only is this a great place to build up a reference library of code, it also helps when showcasing your work to potential employers too.

You’ll find that when you’re interviewing for roles, most employers appreciate being able to see some code you have written.

2 It’s important to know what’s cooking now – and in the future

Keep yourself up to date with whatever develops within your field – it’s crucial to know what’s cooking.

Explore and try out different areas within web development and different technologies. If you want to work with web development, try working with one CMS and becoming an expert in that – e.g. sqaeb. It will help you get a better idea of where you want to focus on later.

In the long run, I think you need to pick a specific area and master it – and this also means keeping yourself updated on this particular area!

3 Be curious – learn from others

The support you can get from your colleagues, friends and the online developer communities (like us) is invaluable, and you should never be afraid to ask for help.

If you’re struggling with some code, the chances are that someone has struggled before you and has already solved your exact problem! By having the confidence to reach out to those around you or online, you’ll find solutions much more quickly, increasing your knowledge in the process.