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Front End Developer

Create user–friendly websites and multimedia content

What's it like to be a Front End Developer?

A Frontend Developer is a software developer who specialises in building the user-facing elements of websites and other web–based content. They commonly work with programming languages like JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Frontend Developers use a blend of creative and technical skills to design and build user–friendly content.

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Frontend Developers often work to a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which contains six stages: analysis, design, development and testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. They work in teams at IT companies or in the IT department of a broad range of technology–driven organisations. They may also work freelance servicing a list of clients.

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How to become a Front End Developer


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It is possible to work as a Frontend Developer without formal qualifications, although employers may prefer candidates with qualifications in Computer Science. You will need to be able to demonstrate your technical competencies to a prospective employer.

  1. Complete a qualification in Computer Science with a focus on Software Development. This could be a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) (ICT40120), a Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715) or a Bachelor degree majoring in Software Development.
  2. Aim to secure a placement in an internship program while studying. This will provide you with relevant experience as well as guidance and mentorship from experienced Developers.

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Latest Front End Developer reviews

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May 2021
Front End development can be fun if you are into architecture design and interested in UI/UX
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Software development
The good things
You can get to brainstorm the whole user journey on the stuff you build, design the architecture, and then convert it into code.
The challenges
Sometimes the requirement is not so clear, so you might missed some of the scenarios that needs to be implemented.
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Oct 2019
Love coding, love creating websites and Apps
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT product
The good things
Choosing to be a Frontend developer is one of the best choice I made in my life. I really enjoy creating things by hands or in code. Being able to put websites I developed in front of a lot of users...
The challenges
This industry changes everyday. It means I need to keep up with the changes all the time. Personally, I see challenge as a good thing, and I enjoy it just as much as the rewarding aspects. But it also...
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