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Biggest Challenges Before Joining a Coding Bootcamp

Hack Reactor students share their experiences

Perception

Perception about what being a software engineer means is probably one of the biggest challenges to overcome before joining a coding bootcamp. For decades, software engineers were perceived as scientists that require extensive education and dedication to the field. They would work on huge mainframes, programmed using punch cards and had to read whole programming language manuals before writing their first lines of code.

The world has changed since then. We have faster and cheaper computers and better developer tools, including high-level and very expressive languages like JavaScript/Node.js. For people thinking about coding bootcamp, these are all things to consider.

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