How I became a frontend developer and what I learned from it
I had been working with software development for more than ten years, but only in the last four years of my career I realized I can call my self a “frontend”.
That part is super cute, but I need to admit it... I was that jerk who hated CSS. Do you know why I hated it? it’s because I didn’t understand how to use it (Actually it’s the same reason some backend developers hate it). So, it takes time but I could evolve and learn it and see I was a jerk the whole time :)
Fast forward again and today I work with a lot of backend languages, take care of frontend engineers, and don’t mind working with golang, CSS, rust, or react.
I don’t care about naming, I say that I’m a software engineer because it’s easy. I don’t care to be named backend, full-stack, or frontend. And you now asked me what I learned from this?
Solving the problem is more important than technology
If you’re hired as a software engineer is to solve problems and not care what technology, language, or whatever.
The frontend evolves super fast and this is amazing
Do what you love and have an open mind
Or maybe: don’t be a jerk.
That’s the basic but sometimes a few people don’t realize that. If you're a backend, it doesn't mean you're better than someone just because of your language or whatever.
Have an open mind, try new things and maybe you’ll find a new love :)