Hello and welcome to my blog, in which I talk about my experiences of learning to be a web developer. I’m a 39-year-old Londoner and I worked for 15 years in magazine publishing as a writer and editor. But the time feels right for a career change and I’ve been teaching myself to program as a new professional skill, and so far I’m really enjoying it.
I’m also taking onboard some of the principles set out in Josh Kemp’s No Degree, No Problem masterplan for programming success, such as applying myself to learning for a minimum of three hours every day. Plus, I’ve picked up a number of programming textbooks which I’ll no doubt get around to discussing on here soon.
It’s a daunting subject and I have so much to learn, but I’m excited about the challenges and I’m hoping this blog will help to keep me on track, give me a chance to reflect on what I have learned, and hopefully also me with others who are on a similar path.
So here’s to a long and fruitful journey of learning to code…