8 allies of a good Front End



Front End profiles are in high demand in the market, which has aroused the interest of many people to train in this field.


Daniel Betancur Rodríguez, a software developer at Imagemaker, conceives the profession as a craft since it is necessary to have a good sense of aesthetics and a constant strengthening of the logical-artistic capacity to transform ingenious ideas into codes that allow users have a good interaction with the developers' creations.


With this in mind, Daniel points out that there are 8 allies to be an outstanding Front End:



1. HTML

It is the hypertext markup language under which the entire web is built. It will help us to structure the information on our website in the browser, a very good analogy would be to compare it with our skeleton.


2. CSS

Fundamental to define the appearance of the web by means of style sheets. It becomes the perfect opportunity to go from UX / UI design to code and thus make users fall in love by generating art with colors, sizes, shapes, fonts, containers, separators, animations, etc.


3. JAVASCRIPT

The interpreted programming language gives life and will fill websites with interactivity, with we will define the logic and how the functionality of our application will be carried out. Javascript has infinite possibilities making our imagination have no limits when creating.


4. GIT AND GITHUB

2 friends you must not miss: GIT as version control software designed for efficiency and the possibility of good maintenance in a professional workflow; and GITHUB (also called “code social network”) as a hosting platform where GIT technology is integrated into the cloud.


5. LIBRARIES AND FRAMEWORKS

Designed mainly to work with user interfaces. With these to create modern dynamic web applications, they are tools that will make our lives easier when we face similar or constant problems in the world of programming.


6. SELF-LEARNING

Take "learning to learn" as a habit of life, adapt to learning carried out by yourself. Self-taught ability is a skill that we all have, a very good alternative to develop it is to play and thus learn new skills or improve those that you already have.


7. PERSEVERANCE

The indisputable key to personal and professional success: focusing on our dreams, projecting ourselves into a system to achieve them, and being constant. Consistency is a bridge between desire and fulfillment. Defeats and frustrations will always surround us, but perseverance is the true differentiating factor and we can see this in the most famous phrase by Thomas Alva Edison "I did not fail, I only discovered 999 ways how not to make a light bulb"


8. COMMUNITY

Collaborative work is a very important pillar in the world of development. As I mentioned at the beginning, friends are fundamental, and what better way to learn than by sharing knowledge with other developers. Motivation and support between communities strengthen the skills of both the one who teaches as one who learns.


For the aforementioned, it is recommended to use open-source platforms, such as GitHub and Stack Overflow (the most common), through which the code can be stored and managed, in addition to sharing and discussing issues related to it.


“The invitation is to be increasingly close and friends with these allies. Become aware that really "unity is strength" (Aesop) and take a position in which we can learn by imparting our knowledge to others. " Daniel commented.


About Daniel:


From an early age, Daniel was characterized by a passion to create new things and interact with people.


In 2004 he decided to take both characteristics and enhance them by creating his first website that aimed to unite his friends in one place so that they could communicate without having to leave their homes, taking advantage of the fact that the internet boom was just beginning.


To continue developing his passion, she studied Product Design Engineering while continuing to create and train so that his pages were the best on the net.


Later he focused on the part of web development for the client (Front-end) in which users can enjoy their creations ranging from sites for gardening companies, events, plastic products, motorcycle parts, topography, anti-explosives, government, among others.


“An important milestone that marked me throughout this journey was meeting Vinton Cerf (father of the internet and Google evangelizer). Thanks to that, I understood that the basis for being successful in the career I chose, in addition to dedication, was having very good friends. That is why I recommend the 8 allies to be a successful Front End ”.


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