What is a web developer?
It’s the art of designing web pages, but more importantly it’s the skill of coding web applications and delivering them to end users.
Coda’s Career Survey aims to help you understand the types of roles you should pursue to get a career in web development and build your skills.
It was created by Coda Software, a Calgary-based company that makes web development tools.
“Our goal with this survey is to provide insight into what the top web developers in Canada are currently doing,” said Kevin B. Lee, Coda CEO and co-founder.
“We want to give you a great sense of what types of projects are underway in Calgary, and what skills you need to take advantage of these opportunities.”
The survey includes web developer, web design, development software development, and web application development.
It also has a section on Coda, its strengths and challenges.
The questions are structured to be easy to understand and follow.
It asks you to rate the complexity of each project you are currently working on.
“What are the differences between HTML and CSS3?
Can you use them interchangeably?”
Coder interviews include code interviews and coding workshops, so if you are working with a team of programmers, it may help to take a few of the same questions.
Interviews are scheduled to last up to 30 minutes.
This interview requires participants to provide a project description, write a brief description of how they plan to work, and describe their current work.
The project must be ready to be published within two months, but participants may be asked to complete a second interview at the end of the project.
Coding workshops are a chance for web developers to work on their skills on a live coding platform, and you may choose to work with a developer from another team.
Cider job: “Do you prefer Cider, CoffeeScript, or Coffeescript?”
Cider interview: “How well do you know the difference?
If you are an expert, what is the most important thing you would know?
How do you think you would learn a new language?”
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What skills would you most like to gain?”
“If you are a web designer, how would you choose between the two?
How would you approach the project?”
Coffee Interview: “If I was you, what would you do if your employer wanted to hire you?”
Coffee interviews include coding workshops and face-to-face interviews.
If you want to learn more about what you need in order to succeed in this field, the Coder Interview is a good place to start.
Cope with a deadline If you don’t want to work long hours, you may be better off focusing on other things in life.
The Cope With a deadline interview is designed to get you to talk about what can and cannot be done.
“Do I want to do coding?”
Cope interview: Cope Interviews: Coding: “I’ve done Coder, Coffeesciences, Coffee, and Coffee with a schedule of three months or less.
What’s my best time-management strategy?”
Coded project: “Can you provide me with a rough timeline for the development of my application?”
“Have you considered using a Coda library or an alternative framework?
Is this a great option for you?”
Coffey Interview: Coffey interview: Coffee interview: How can I help you?
You may be wondering how to get through your interview and how to be a better candidate for a Coder job.
The Career Paths site has information on finding a job in the industry.
Covered in this section: Coda software, its role in Calgary’s tech community, and its strengths.