Okay, so I've decided that I'll be finishing my final year of my undergrad degree part time, while working full time, and I've got myself a junior web developer job. They're willing for me to have some time off to finish my degree which is great, but I'm more concerned about getting the job done.
At first I'll be doing mostly just front end web development, and I feel fairly confident with front end web development, however they said that I'll eventually have to help out with a lot of back end stuff, and I am far from confident with back end web development. I mean I can do basic stuff, like allow people to send e-mails through a webpage and stuff.
But I can hardly do anything complex, I can do very basic stuff with MySQL, but if you asked me to make a dynamic website that allows people to sign up. I wouldn’t be able to do anything like make a forum to say the least, I wouldn’t know where to start if I’m perfectly honest.
I'm already fairly confident with front end stuff, as I've said, but they've told me that they'll be needing me for more back end stuff as I work there, including MySQL, Python, ColdFusion, etc. I don’t know if I’ve been looking in all of the wrong places or what, but whenever I try to learn more advanced back end web stuff I struggle to find good learning sources. It probably is just that I’ve been looking in all the wrong places, but as I have such little back end experience, I really wouldn’t know.
Put aside the learning, do you guys have any advice for your first full time position? I’ve never had a full time job, and I’ve only ever done basic/small-ish web development projects, I think I’m just asking for a bit of advice simply because I’m a little nervous. After the interview I had, they said I was their strongest candidate, despite having very little, or next to no actual experience. Long story short we had to make a basic front end website during/after the interview. We had about 5 minutes in total, so we really didn’t have the chance to make anything too fancy.