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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by magnavan, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. magnavan

    magnavan Newbie

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    So I've been studying programming for a while now and I think I've finally grasped it conceptually; however, after having learned the languages I most often saw in Job listings (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Ajax, Angular, C, Objective C, Python) I'm finding I still get stuck trying to fly solo.

    For example if I were to make a keylogger that operates within a browser how would I go about making it run upon the opening of the application?

    Also, is there some sort of directory that lists and sorts libraries based upon real world usage or some other measurement?

    Lastly, does anybody know where I could go to begin building a portfolio as a web developer? Just looking for a reputable source of work, the pay isn't a problem as long as its legal work I can include in my portfolio.

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  2. MonsterMag

    MonsterMag Power Member

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    If you are a developer, then develop your own website.
    As long as you have no job offers, develop scripts on your own that you can showcase or sell on your website.

    Don't really see your problem when you are a developer already :)

    For anything code-related, I think the lounge isn't the right place. I'd recommend stackoverflow, but you should have a specific question before you post there.
     
  3. magnavan

    magnavan Newbie

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    netomarquis Junior Member

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    If you need help with c# I can help you, pm me
     
  5. towelfox

    towelfox Junior Member

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    Start making something and go from there. I conceptually 'got' programming a long time ago but only when you move into actually producing good, well tested and stable code will you really feel like you're getting anywhere. You'll only do that by deciding what you want to do and then doing it. Document your code really well, because whatever you make you'll want to use it to support job applications and explaining it is so much easier when it makes sense to you - I have old code laying around and I've no recollection of ever taking drugs but when I read some of it back I do have to wonder.
     
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    go to the "Hire Freelancer" section and see what people are looking for.

    Try to bid on the basic(or whatever you can accomplish) job.

    Hands-on experience will teach you a lot.

    If no job offering, see which online bothers you the most and write script to automate it.

    Guys are always looking for script/bot to automate some task. This is the perfect starting point
     
  7. davvv

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    Tips for web development

    - Build your own website
    - Ask your friends and family if they need a website and also to spread the word
    - Build a few websites for dirt cheap - just to build up your portfolio
    - Once you've built a few websites, the business should gain some traction.

    Find local businesses that have rubbish websites and contact for a redesign (tend to be a lot more than you think).

    Good luck with development
     
  8. hudsonhicks

    hudsonhicks Junior Member

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    There's shitloads of api's libraries technologies to learn.. you're best of sticking to one language/technology and really mastering it.

    A lot of people like to throw around stuff like "i know C++ and Javascript and PHP".. when they really don't
     
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    jehnubis Newbie

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    I can agree to sticking with one language. What languages have you mastered so far? and what languages can you just conceptualize? It all depends on what your end goal is. Is it go get a six figure job? or is to create your own apps/sites so you can work for yourself in the futture.
     
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  10. kahuna74

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    Go to github and look for popular open source projects in your area of expertise, and start helping them out. You'll get a lot of job offers that way, I promise you that.
     
  11. clockhouse

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    Find an API to play with from Mashapes or ProgrammableWeb. Build an app and use GitHub or BitBucket to version control it. When I'm hiring new devs, I always look for a GitHub / BitBucket first. I need to see how they think and how they code.

    If you can't find an API to play with, even building a simple To-Do List with a framework is good too. Or you could build your own backend and integrate it to the frontend.