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Getting a Coding Job For Dummies® by Nikhil Abraham

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Introduction

Everywhere you turn, people are looking for coders. In offices and boardrooms, at your neighborhood bar, and around the family table, people have ideas wanting to become websites, data needing to be analyzed, and processes waiting to turn into a mobile app. Building a product requires many people — including designers, product managers, marketers, and content creators — but finding coders is always at the top of everyone’s list because they are so scarce.

On the supply side of the equation, learning to code and then getting a job can feel overwhelming. However, there have never been more ways to learn how to code, including on your own, in school, at a coding boot camp, and on the job. And companies of every size and type are hiring developers.

Getting a Coding Job For Dummies will help you make sense of all the options and show you ways to get that first coding job.

About This Book

This book is designed for the person with little to no experience with coding jobs. In plain English, you discover why coding jobs are so popular, which technologies to use when coding, ways to learn coding, and how to launch your career. The topics covered include the following:

  • How coding became such a hot topic and big industry
  • Types of coding jobs
  • Options for learning to code, including coding boot camps
  • Coding technologies used to build websites, analyze data, and create mobile apps
  • Building a portfolio and a network
  • Interviewing your way into your first coding job

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