What is a Learning Map?
It consists of three parts:
- Core Skills (in turquoise)
- Satellite Skills (in green)
- These aren’t must have skills depending on what you want to get out of your application or website. Also, it depends on your experience as a web developer how far you go with these. You may want to work with MVC (something like React for Views) or backend frameworks (Node.js for the server), but those aren’t necessary to be a web developer, especially if design and front-end are something you want to focus on.
- Helper Skills (in purple)
- These are skills that aren’t related to your core skills but could be useful. For instance, algorithms aren’t a necessary skill but one that could come in handy when interviewing.
Analyzing Your Map
You may find you are weak in some areas and need to spend more time focusing on them before you get to the outside set of skills. Or, you may find out that some of these skills don’t interest you at all and move onto something different altogether. The important thing here is to list them, color code them, and see what you’re solid in and what you need to get better at. [Tweet \”Don’t fall prey to FOMO and the framework rabbit hole. Have a plan.\”]