Node.js itself is an outstanding backend technology. It gives unprecedented freedom of development, and at the same time, it scales nicely. Development is much more time-efficient in comparison to other backend technologies. With the right architecture, Node.js is a genuine pleasure to look at. Considering Node’s support by such game changers as Amazon Web Services or Google, it also seems to have a promising future.
I sent my CV to various companies, and even though it looked decent in terms of layout, you would have had a hard time finding any commercial experience as a software developer on there. In most cases, I would get a ‘please try again later’ reply without a chance to show my skill or talk in person. I think these companies just failed to investigate my GitHub account, or the projects I had already delivered as a way of practising. I guess they must have thought that it’s just too impossible to become a software developer at the age of 30.
Netguru was a lot better than that. I received a recruitment task, and I had the feeling that, besides the right spirit, what really counted were coding and communication skills. From the very onset of the recruitment process, I felt that I was being taken care of by professionals, and now that I’m part of Netguru, I’ve got to say I was dead right.
What does it take to become a software developer at the age of 30?
The recipe for a software developer is simple. Half a year of 3-hours-a-day extra work, decent English, a decent PC with an external screen, internet connection, and possibly someone that will help kick the project off. Nothing more. No, I’m being not truthful now. There is one thing that you will really need. You can become a software developer without an external screen. You will not become one without strong determination and passion.