As a front end dev, when you start branching out into the programming side, the design side, or UX... it's really crazy how it all fits together and it's one of my favourite parts of programming.
At the end of the day, and it's something I know, it takes all kinds to ship. And it takes time to ship.
Learning a musical instrument is a great analogy. It took me like 2 years for me to be considered probably good at the flute. 2 years! I was woefully behind for a bit of that too... things weren't working out till it did... kind of like that for programming too.
It's just front end dev is home for me, generally. :)
This is a great article. Thank you for writing!
Thank you Kat, your kind words mean a lot! I totally get what you mean, it's a bit like the pieces in a puzzle coming together!
The musical instrument analogy really is a great one! It gives people an idea of the difficulty of programming.
"things weren't working out till it did" - This is (and still is ...occasionally lol) me! Front end dev has a way of growing on you though, despite the ups and downs. I'm glad you found home in front end dev :)
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