Interested in learning code? Determining which language to learn can be challenging. We’re here to help!
We encourage making a list of companies you ideally would like to work for and research what language they hire for. It’s one way of helping you understand the tech landscape. It’s important to know that once you learn a language, it’s easier to learn others. This opens many career opportunities.
Below is a description of the languages taught at Grand Circus bootcamps, from an experiential perspective.
Front-End and Back-End
- We offer two Back-End Bootcamps, where you will learn either Java or C# / .NET
Below, two experienced Grand Circus instructors and staff share their experiences as developers. You’ll gain a better sense of what type of projects are involved with both front-end and back-end.
“When I was a front-end developer, I did a great deal with HTML and CSS, solving logic puzzles about how best to get the site to look right for different browsers and screen sizes. Front-end tends to be a more finicky about pixels and compatibility with a variety of browsers. It requires more compromise and maybe frustration, but it’s also more visual and creative.” -David
“As a back-end developer in digital marketing, I did a lot with using websites to manage data. It involved websites, databases, security, networks, APIs, and server configuration. Back-end tends to be more straightforward with more clear right/wrong answers. Sometimes you have to think more about large-scale problems like managing parallel servers and databases and optimizing performance.” -David
“In the backend classes we invest more time on complex logical problems and on structures of data. Our backend curriculum tends to go deeper into the fundamentals of computing and programming. We tend to focus less on the visual components of software. Part of that is inherent in the differences between languages and part of it is the focus of our curriculum.” -David