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9xb Welcomes Work Experience Student James Cameron

 

I am studying three A-levels at Harrogate Grammar School - Computer Science, Sociology and Media. From a young age I have always had a passion for computing and coding which started out when developing servers for gaming. I have always liked the idea of creating websites from scratch and having the ability and skill to do such a task. Web development is a big part of what I want to do in the future. 

 

I have aspirations to go into the world of cyber security within the public sector. This has been a goal of mine for quite some time now and I am looking forward to it so much. While working with 9xb I was hoping to get some inside knowledge of web development and how companies like 9xb operate and how they plan and prepare to complete client needs and wants, all of which I have received and learned from my week here. 


I have learned some important industry wide standards, the languages that create successful websites, tools used in creating these websites and how the use of multiple types of developers help create a professional website. Danny and Dave have helped me learn more about PHP and how it is used in live websites and how they use it while working for 9xb. Ben, Jonathan and Andy have all helped me learn more about front end development, with tools and sites to deliver a more professional looking site. The whole team has been very supportive with all of the developers willing to help me with any questions or errors I ran into while doing Codecademy. 


My view on web development when I first came to 9xb was that it was a somewhat long, tedious and time consuming process. Now that I have finished my week here, I have learned that it may be long, but the amount of customisation that is possible means every website is unique. Danny, Ben, Jonathan, Dave and Andy have all constantly showed me that one objective can be achieved multiple ways meaning I can choose a method which I understand and implement it. I can't wait to continue my learning away from 9xb while using all of the knowledge I have received while being here. It has been a pleasure to work with such an intelligent bunch of people who know eCommerce inside and out. 
 

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