STILL DOING I.T QUIETLY?
the previous post, we started discussing what we need to know and do to be able
to do Tech seamlessly and become a pro at it. We also said not many people know
the secret to doing I.T right. Give yourself a chance with Verbum Networks, you
might be shocked at what you discover.
The following are an update on the WEB terms and skills you need to know and have;
FTP, FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL,
AKA how to make a website go live; While making sites “go live” might not fall under your domain if you work at a large company, understanding File Transfer Protocol, or the way that the servers and databases communicate to put your code files live on the World Wide Web, is crucial to making sense of the bigger picture and making tweaks after a site goes live.
Understanding FTP means you also get the client-server model, which is a crucial step in making sense of the bigger picture—where does your code go? But how does it work?
GIT + GITHUB
Git is a version control system that allows you to make changes to your code without losing work you did before. And GitHub is a website where you can upload and download your code and share it with others. A version control system like Git is absolutely necessary for writing code in a team environment.
Let’s say you’re writing some code for a freelance project. This way of laying out the page just isn’t working, so you delete everything and start again. Then you realize…you erased a crucial bit of code and now NOTHING is working. With Git, you can switch back to an earlier version, no Minion-panic necessary.
And let’s say you were working on that same project, but with a team. You and your teammate need to work on the code at the same time. Not to worry, you can write your code on separate branches, then merge the code and deal with any conflicts before making them final.
For developers, pushing out lots and lots of code isn’t the only measure of success. If it doesn’t work or if it is littered with bugs, you’ll end up wasting time rewriting and tweaking. The best way to save time on annoying and costly bugs is to catch them early! Developing a solid system for bug testing early in your career will help you improve faster.
And in case you see this popping up in a job listing: REGRESSION TESTING is a related term that refers to searching for and fixing bugs that appear while you’re making changes to a project
MEDIA QUERIES (FOR MOBILE DEVELOPMENT)
If the idea of “media queries” means nothing to you, then get Googling! Media queries are a handy little CSS tool for creating fully responsive sites. And these days? Designing for the mobile web is an absolute must, no matter where you end up in development. Nearly 7 billion people in the world (95.5%!) have a mobile subscription, and smartphone usage is up 394% in the last 4 years. Plus, Google’s new algorithm in 2015 means that non-responsive sites will be ranked lower in search results. You do not want to get left behind.