Being a great web developer is not something you just “fall” into. It takes time, perseverance and an ability to sift through information like crazy to find out exactly what you want to do it and what the best way to do it is. Software always changes, so being great in a sea of changes is about creating the changes and improving yourself, first.
Getting Your Start in Web Development
Here's the things I wish I'd known starting out a career in web development.
“Should I use Dreamweaver to code websites?” my short answer is, no – you should learn to use an editor that was made with coders as the main focus.
“But doesn’t Dreamweaver have a code editor build into it?”
Yes, Dreamweaver contains a code editor. But my answer to why a coder should not use it goes back to the original intent of the application. The intent of Dreamweaver was to give people who don’t know how to code websites the power to build websites . Today, Dreamweaver has changed quite a bit, giving coders some more tools to work with, but it hasn’t lost it’s original intent.
After years of working with developers and observing motivations – it seems I’ve somewhat generalized people into a few categories.
Update August 1: This is a broad question – and broad questions deserve broad answers.If I need in-depth information about a specific analytics need, I will follow up with another question and reward.
Please explain why the software is the best in as little as a few sentences, and as much as a few paragraphs.I don’t mind long answers if you want to take the time, but this is meant for myself and others to get a general flavor of what people think regarding analytics packages.
I tried to give $5 to Bernd for his thought-provoking answer, but he denied it.
Thanks for all your answers, the answers are now public.
Imagine how many user accounts you have. If you use Firefox to save your login information, go to preferences -> security -> show passwords… You will see a glimpse of how many user accounts you have on the internet – I have well over 200 accounts. With your personal accounts, usually a person has a set of a few passwords and probably won’t have a hard time getting in. However, the companies we work for have a healthy set of logins as well, and are most likely poorly documented.