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Discussion on: How long did it take for you to become a successful Developer?

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Tom Swift

Wow. Going back a few years - I learned my trade on opensource code, I was never really one for tutorials - once I felt comfortable there I joined a few freelancing websites after about 5 months in I got my first full-time job as a developer stayed there a while then went back to freelancing for 5 years - Then got hired as head of development for an environmental education company, Left there after 2 years - got hired by a Hosting company in the US to head there development team left there after a while and Now work at my current company - You just got to work at what you want, Nothing in life will be given freely. Work hard - You can achieve, You will achieve this has always been my motto :)

To cut a story short, I felt successful 5 months when I got my first paying client.

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códigoisaac Author

What a journey. And what did you already knew about development when you felt successful? HTML, CSS, JS?

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Tom Swift

HTML, CSS, JS, Jquery, MYSQL, and PHP at the time - PHP was my first love and is still my go-to language when I want to quickly prototype something - A lot of people don't enjoy PHP but I've always found it very easy to understand and it does what I tell it to do!