Getting a Coding Job For Dummies
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Your friendly guide to getting a job in coding

Getting a Coding Job For Dummies explains how a coder works in (or out of) an organization, the key skills any job requires, the basics of the technologies a coding pro will encounter, and how to find formal or informal ways to build your skills. Plus, it paints a picture of the world a coder lives in, outlines how to build a resume to land a coding job, and so much more.

Coding is one of the most in-demand skills in today's job market, yet there seems to be an ongoing deficit of candidates qualified to take these jobs. Getting a Coding Job For Dummies provides a road map for students, post-grads, career switchers, and anyone else interested in starting a career in coding. Inside this friendly guide, you'll find the steps needed to learn the hard and soft skills of coding—and the world of programming at large. Along the way, you'll set a clear career path based on your goals and discover the resources that can best help you build your coding skills to make you a suitable job candidate.

  • Covers the breadth of job opportunities as a coder
  • Includes tips on educational resources for coders and ways to build a positive reputation
  • Shows you how to research potential employers and impress interviewers
  • Offers access to online video, articles, and sample resume templates
  • If you're interested in pursuing a job in coding, but don't know the best way to get there, Getting a Coding Job For Dummies is your compass!

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  • Covers the breadth of job opportunities as a coder
  • Includes tips on educational resources for coders and ways to build a positive reputation
  • Shows you how to research potential employers and impress interviewers
  • Offers access to online video, articles, and sample resume templates
  • If you're interested in pursuing a job in coding, but don't know the best way to get there, Getting a Coding Job For Dummies is your compass!

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    Introduction 1

    About This Book 1

    Foolish Assumptions 2

    Icons Used in This Book 2

    Beyond the Book 3

    Where to Go from Here 3

    Part I: Getting a Job in Coding 5

    Chapter 1: Seeing the Big Picture 7

    Chapter 2: Exploring Coding Career Paths 19

    Chapter 3: Working as a Coder 33

    Chapter 4: Understanding Key Coding Concepts 47

    Part II: Technologies Used When Coding 55

    Chapter 5: Creating a Website 57

    Chapter 6: Programming with Ruby and Python 83

    Chapter 7: Creating Mobile Apps 93

    Chapter 8: Analyzing Big Data 101

    Part III: Getting Your Coding Education 111

    Chapter 9: Coding on Your Own 113

    Chapter 10: Going to Boot Camp 131

    Chapter 11: Exploring Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees 151

    Chapter 12: Training on the Job 165

    Part IV: Launching Your Career Path 175

    Chapter 13: Building Your Portfolio Site 177

    Chapter 14: Networking for Opportunities 191

    Chapter 15: Interviewing and Becoming a Star 203

    Part V: The Part of Tens 217

    Chapter 16: Ten Interview Questions Decoded 219

    Chapter 17: Ten Job Search Strategies 229

    Chapter 18: Ten Coding Myths 239

    Chapter 19: Ten Coding Job Websites 249

    Talk the Talk 257

    Index 265