From C++ developer to Web Developer
I'd like to share my experience with new Launch Schoolers. Don't doubt, trust Launch School, follow the syllabus, and make your efforts. Your decision is 100% correct
I'd like to share something about how Launch School helped me transition from C++ developer to Full Stack web Developer.
My background is in C++/C# and enterprise software, but the city I am living in has more opportunities for Web Developers. After hours of investigation and studies, I finally chose Launch School to help me do the transition, and it has proven to be the best decision I've made in recent years. I have experience in OOP and Web Services. What I was missing was an understanding of web technologies, so I directly jumped into the front-end courses to learn JS as a dynamic/prototypal language, browser development, HTML/CSS, etc (note that Launch School no longer allows starting with front-end). I am really into the way of learn by doing and mastery. The 1 on 1 interviews helped me become more confident, learn how to think aloud, express ideas/algorithms, and dissect problems.
After 6 months of learning (20hrs/wk), I felt confident working in web development and I started my job hunting. I got interviewed at 2 companies and got 2 offers within a month or so. Much quicker than I expected. I'd never been that popular before! I want to thank Launch School for the wonderful curriculum and the assessments, because I would not have been as prepared without them.
I'd like to share my experience with new Launch Schoolers. Don't doubt, trust Launch School, follow the syllabus, make your efforts. Your decision is 100% correct.