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warlita
warlita

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Advice needed: Coding Language

I made a career pivot into the SaaS industry so I can begin my programming journey. I ended up enrolling in the Full-Stack Engineer Path through Codecademy. I also tried to utilize my resources at work to get a mentor.

I had a meeting with my mentor and they had reviewed the syllabus and let me know that our company doesn't use React or Redux. They use Ruby/Ruby on Rails. The bootcamp doesn't cover it, but it does cover it individually.

I decided to stop the Full-Stack Path to begin learning Ruby and then Ruby on Rails in hopes that I can work alongside my mentor (they want to start helping me work on bugs and stuff so I can grow with the company)

I have full intention of completing the full-stack engineer path, but want to focus on Ruby/Ruby on Rails so I can be an asset and hopefully break into a role at my current job.

Was this a smart move? I am just crowdsourcing advice since my gut is telling me I made the right move.

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Lauren Fosgett

I think given that your current company uses Rails/RoR, and you have an easy "in" to start building apps in that stack, it makes sense to pivot that direction. You can still do full-stack development with that stack.

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Ben Halpern

It's a really great stack to build expertise in.

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warlita Author

Thank you so much for your input! The more I am learning about Ruby, I really think that this is a decent path for me!

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warlita Author

Thank you so much for the reassurance on this! This is the thought I had with as well.

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warlita Author

UPDATE: So I did some more research and am now doing The Odin Project as my bootcamp so that I can use more open source!