Web development is a skill and trade

I have long viewed web development as a skill and trade like welding, or construction. To be good at web development, it takes years of practical experience. Working, learning, and getting better. Living web development, to become great. Web development is a skill, a trade that you improve over time. There is no 6-month class or bootcamp that can prepare you to be a skilled web developer. Only experience on the job can teach you that. There are a lot of soft skills and nuance that go into day-to-day web development. Things that I have never found in a class, and rarely in a book. We need more apprenticeships in web development, and more practical skills, and soft skills taught in school. Less “teach everything”. More “focus in on a subject, and teach everything related to that subject”. #rant #webdevelopment