I discovered that the local government here recommends SoloLearn.com to unemployed people who want to become a developer. I was once bored and finished all of these SoloLearn courses in a day. They sent me a cute little certificate for each course.
Personally I feel this is a load of crap. It hasn't really taught me anything and I sincerely doubt SoloLearn is going to make the difference on my resume but I am highly opinionated and arrogant.
So I want to know your experience, have you ever applied for a job or come across an organisation that cares about SoloLearn or has even heard of it? Any type of self study has value of course and the lessons are not bad perse but are these courses/certificates really worth anything when you are applying for a job in the real world?
Does front-end development as a we know it still exist; or has the role evolved into something we no longer recognise? As with evolution in nature, the evolution of "front-end" has resulted in several distinct flavours --- and in my opinion --- an identity crisis.