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After an overwhelming response, it calls for a poll!
Which is better -
Option 1: A developer with no degree but 3 years of industry experience.
Option 2: A developer with a degree but no industry experience.
Ok this question comes at time where I honestly believe I have some 'experience'.
I've been programming since 2014 which gives me about 3 to 4 years with both android and web development. I've never had a programming job but have had freelance gigs on a couple of sites and I taught java at a local high school on contract.
I believe I have experience...but what type if not for industry?
3rd question, how do devs like me get experience that we can prefix with 'industry'?