My husband's making a career change after seven years as an investigative accountant -- he's gaining the skills to work as a developer. He's taking a part-time back-end course but treating it as full time, spending his days learning to code.
We're trying to figure out the next best step after he finishes this part-time course. How should he bridge the gap from not-quite-beginner to ready-for-a-job-as-a-junior-developer? Another course? Continue to learn on his own? What are the best things he can do at this point to set himself up to land a position as a developer?
Thanks for your ideas and advice!
After spending alot of time interviewing developers for many years. I think the next thing to do is to find a problem to solve. Make it open source so you potential employer can see the code thats being written. Be prepare to discuss how he has chosen this way of solving something over another..
Be passionate about the stack that he is working with also helps alot!
Courses are useful but he should practice applying what he learns. Develop some things for fun! It's a great way to get some experience.