I am self-taught, though I did study software engineering at university, 25 years ago. I soon found out, when I finished university and entered the world of work, that everything I had been taught was about 15 years out of date. You don't really have a choice but to continue your learning yourself.
In the years that I have worked, I have found getting courses through work, to help with my job has been a right royal pain in the ass, it is easier for me to buy my own books, online courses and do my own research.
I have also worked with developers that have come straight from university, and have certificates coming out of their ears, but actually know nothing.
I have recently go back into coding after a few years in the doldrums, and I was surprised at how much has changed in the time I was not actively coding.
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