I’ve completed front-end and data visualization certificates, worked on personal projects, and I’m feeling more and more comfortable with my craft.
I’m no expert here, but my $.02 is …
The line between front end and back end is getting increasingly blurred. Many of the ads I see for FE jobs expect a little knowledge of BE, and vice versa.
I learned a lot by doing the back end section. First of all, it gave me a really good view of the big picture and how things were really working. Secondly, there are some cool BE tools you can use in Node (like webpack and create-react-app) that make doing front end work easier.
Keep in mind the BE section can be frustrating as the FCC training isn’t there yet so you’ll have to do a lot of research. I found the book Express in Action very useful (until you starts talking about Angular) and there are some great youtube videos.
Thanks. I’ve also benefited just from learning how the back end works. I have struggled a bit so far so I’m glad you recommended that book, I’m going to take a look.