• Dan Chamorro

My Weekly Full-Stack Developer Journey — Zero to Hero!

Zero to Hero? Not quite. I have been working with MySQL for the past seven years and built a successful business off of it. I also just recently graduated from an excellent program called Lambda School. In Lambda School we learned full time for eight months. Everything from HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, Redux, Node, Express, MongoDB, SQL, Python, Algorithms, and Computer Science.

But, going into Lambda I only really knew MySQL. With so much to learn every day, I still feel like I’m at zero sometimes. Probably my Impostor Syndrome kicking in again. During this journey, I will build on the foundation that Lambda provided for me.

My Objective

I will blog once a week and detail what I’ve learned that week as I strive to become the best developer I can be and land that developer role. I will also blog about concepts that I may not quite understand, and maybe some readers will guide me in the right direction. What better way to be held accountable then to put it out for the world to see. Hopefully, I can inspire other beginners or junior full-stack developers to do the same.

I recently read about the Pareto principle also known as the 80/20 rule, which says that roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of the causes. Many people seem to think that this applies to programming languages as well. Stating that 80% of code written comes from only 20% of the programming language features.

Each week I will attempt to find that 20% in Frontend Development, Backend Development, Security, Performance, Algorithms and Computer Science.

I don't believe in the concept of weakness but instead, I believe we have smaller strengths that need to be improved. I invite you to follow me as I improve my smaller strengths.

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