This article is nothing but my first attempt at writing something. In this article I’m just talking about how I started with Front End development and my experience in the early days. I’m planning to write more of technical articles in future.
This is my first article, well technically this is my second. The first article, per se, I wrote was 6 years ago for which I can’t even find the link. The article I wrote back then was kind of forced onto me as one of my colleague, ex-colleague now, wanted someone to write an article on Front End development so that it’d increase the visits to his site.
Well, yes I am a Front End Engg. been doing so, for past 9 years now (can’t believe it has been 9 years already). I started as website developer or UI Engg. (is what they use to call us) in a small company, more like a service based startup, if you will. Nope, this was not my career of choice. I never even imagined I’ll end up as a Front End Engg. let alone having a 9 years of career in the same. Java/.Net were the hot cakes back then and same as others I wanted to pursue my career in back-end as well. But as fate may have it there were not a lot of company keen on hiring a fresher for anything. So this startup gave me the opportunity with a condition of working in the Front End. Well I took the job as I had no other option.
These questions made it even more interesting to work with it, sure it had it’s own frustrating moments but still interesting. After which I started reading more about it, tried to understand the what’s and why’s. This gave me a new perspective to how a language should be perceived or studied. Learning the syntax and just knowing the logic of programming is not enough. Understanding the language in which you are going to implement or program is necessary too.
I’m planning to write about the early days problems and how they were tackled and how it has evolved. Until then…