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Giorgos Kontopoulos πŸ‘€

Your question is a bit general perhaps you can tell us what your current strenghts are or subjects you like to follow. Back end development is such a broad subject if you ask me.

In general working on a project dictates what your weeknesses are and perhaps what you can focus on in your immediate future. I say start a project with some technologies that are new to you or that you have a strong feeling for and see where things take you. The more realistic the project the more knowledge you can probably acquire even if the project never finishes. Try to understand the concepts behind each solution that you give to your project because specific technologies might get irrelevant in a few years but the concepts and ways to solve them will probably stay with you for ever.

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George Ilias Author

Thanks for that. What I mean is that for Back-End I should learn php mysql and some expressjs or that's not enough or ill ok if I learn just that?

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Giorgos Kontopoulos πŸ‘€

We are in such a profession that what we learn is never enough we always have to learn something new before we master the previous technology.

So as I said earlier just focus on a project or tech that makes you happy or you are curious about and you will learn enough to start a real project. Sometimes we might learn a technology in the middle of a real project and that is OK. We are supposed to be adaptive and receptive of such things because there is always something new to on the horizon.

See if you can think in what subject matter you want to be involved in the next 3-5 years and focus to understand terminology and perhaps start a project or do some tutorial on the subject and see if it really interests you if it interests you keep on learning or apply for a job that is relevant and you will learn even more.

The best learning sometimes comes out of necessity.

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George Ilias Author

Thank very much you've helped a lot