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5 years ago from Marina Aisa, UX Engineer

  • Marina Aisa, 5 years ago

    Hey! I'm Marina, the creator of the site :) That's a good point! I'm actually learning React and I know the basics of JS. I also know Middleman, which is a static site generator based on Ruby. But I don't know Ruby on Rails for example... Do you think PHP & Rails is part of a front-end developer skills?

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    • Mike Mitchell, 5 years ago

      I think having some kind of experience with server-side languages is important. I don't think you need to be a master of them, but knowing enough that you can consume the data the server-side app is spitting out and handle basic template logic is important.

      Nice site btw!

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    • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, 5 years ago

      Yo! I originally asked the question out of curiosity which was spurred from your website.

      By no means was it questioning your skills or anything like that. So long as you're learning and improving all is good!

      In terms of context on the question - I am a front-end dev (not a designer and will never be one) and I always see purely designers calling themselves front-end devs because they know HTML so when I saw this the thought of: What constitutes a front-end dev came to mind.

      Keep kicking ass.

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