Hi all -
tl;dr, I’m trying to figure out if I sound like someone who would enjoy backend jobs or backend-focused full-stack jobs as it seems hard to find descriptions on exactly what they do in their day-to-day work
I’ve been studying programming for five months now. I’m doing a combination of a self-paced online bootcamp and self-study to prepare myself for a job hunt in the fall.
For some background, I have a BA in Physics, graduated about 3 years ago, and have been trying to figure out what I like ever since. I’ve definitely been bitten by the coding bug.
I’ve found that I definitely enjoy backend - currently learning Ruby on Rails. Frontend is okay, but I don’t seem to enjoy design as much as I’m not a very visually artistic person. I love figuring out what classes/models should exist in a program and how they should interact. I love problem-solving and basic algorithms…I haven’t tried anything too crazy, but I used to help a computer science major friend with the logic side of his algorithms homework. I don’t mind repetition and I like math.
Does it sound like I could be suited to a backend career path? As an extra, which sections of the FCC curriculum should I focus on if this ends up being my goal? (or any other recommendations on what I should study when I’m done with my bootcamp and FCC haha)