In this episode, Nicole opens up about her first web development position, in a story about why expectation (vs. reality) matters, and how our newbie coder experiences can affect our future career choices.
Have you ever expected a lot of a goal outcome, and when it finally happened—it just didn’t quite deliver?
That’s more or less how I felt with my first web development contract gig. It was a wonderful experience overall, but I found that I was largely disoriented in the world of unfamiliar technology. Why all the confusion? Well, my first job used Adobe ColdFusion.
If you’ve never heard of ColdFusion, there’s probably a good reason.
Programming principles are all the same across the board. However, my greatest challenge was translating what I already knew into a new language that didn’t have quite as many easy-to-read resources as I’d hoped for.
Find out more about how I made the best of a not-quite-ideal situation, and came out on top!
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