posted on May, 13 2017 @ 09:17 PM
dfnj2015... that is HORRIBLE advice.
I would say if you want to stay in QA (or maybe go up a level) look into automation. Esp Selenium, which I believe has C# bindincgs. Android Java
and iOS Swift are good industries to look into as well. Same with JS, Node, React, Angular, WebGL. Also, SASS, Ruby, Pyth0n, are big, Ansible is big
with automated QA (in pyth0n).
I'd say try to keep one focus, but also expose yourself to many as different languages as you can. Really try to perfect one skill once you know what
piques your interest.
Overall, I'd say practice practice practice. Try Codewars.com, codecademy.com, these are good learning tools for practice. Go on amazon and pick
coding textbooks that interest you. Honestly there is no way you've 'learned programming' in a year. I'm a few years in the coding industry and I'm
still not even an expert.
Once you know what you're doing, build out a portfolio. Buy a domain (firstnamelastname.com) and build a little blog to show off samples, link it to
github, make your own tutorials, etc. You can also use upwork.com to freelance. Then you can practice interview questions and start applying to full
I was doing QA, specifically Automated QA and I recently transitioned into development roles. It takes a lot of time, skill, patience and I wouldn't
start marketing yourself as a dev yet without 100% confidence in what you are doing. The pressure can be really intense, especially when you hit a
roadblock. Experience is key with that. Best of luck!