Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Hannibal King, May 17, 2009.
There's usually a brain split right down design and web programming. So, I would suggest what you want to be good at and focus in that area.
What shall it be?
most colleges aren't even close to capable of preparing you for real-world world development. if you do want to focus on programming instead of design, I'd suggest courses on C-based languages, networking, databases, network programming, embedded systems, algorithms, data structures, data modeling (for the most part, in that order), and there are probably a few good ones that I forgot
what's the difference between web programming and design?
i don't really want to be good at any one in particular, i just want to learn how to make websites so i can make some of my own.
Should be fine with General Ed.
One is backend, one is frontend. Backend, being, what is not seen (behind the scenes functionality ie: your engine of your car), front end being the look of the site. (your car's body)
database design was a good class
Many colleges still have them split it into two mutually exclusive paths of study. I figure it will be awhile before they figure out there a quite a few people who can be and do both.
any opinions on what i should be learning first? backend or frontend?
Most of the badass coders I know couldn't write markup if their life depended on it.
google will teach u everything u need to know.
someone told me i should learn dreamwebber or something like that. any info on that?
I've been to three different university (two big state, and a private), the current which is trying to build itself as a "technology school".
None of them really offered much in the way of support for web design/coding. I think the core CS degree classes (OO, Data Structures, etc) are good for getting a solid background into understanding what is going on in server side stuff, and DB design was really helpful as well. All lag waaaaaaay behind on teaching you current trends on what to do/how to do it. All that stuff you are just going to have to learn yourself.
So pretty much do like most other people do, and take all the core content classes, then start ripping sites and see how everyone else does things.
Probably said DreamWEAVER
Self teaching > *
Never been to one programming class.
Truth. I was messing around with CS4 while they were teaching with Flash CS2
Dreamwebber > Dreamweaver
so was intro to databases as well as database language (or something to that effect)
Only class i actually learned something in is when i took a *sql class... i already knew the basics, but then i learned about all the joins and what they mean. That's probably the only class where i use what i learned in my job.
Learned a lot through resources online... But I can't say I would have been better off as a developer without the C++ and OOP knowledge I gained while in school.