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Developer communities for these libraries and frameworks are very strong and for in-person problem-based learning, an individual would can likely find a local group or Meetup that shares knowledge and works through problems related to a specific technology. Sites like StackOverflow also offer a wealth of knowledge of solutions to common (and not-so- common) problems that developers confront.
Most of the top frameworks and libraries are open-source and on GitHub (e.g. GitHub AngularJS). GitHub is an incredible asset to modern-day development because it provides an abundance of great software that is constantly evolving. Participating in the development community by resolving bugs, updating the wikis and submitting pull -requests for new features are ways that a developer can help grow the software and earn recognition in the developer community. This can even be critical as more and more technical recruiters are asking for GitHub or Bitbucket accounts during the screening process.
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About the Authors
Areos Ledesma is the Director of Corporate Development at AIM Consulting. Formerly the Solution Director for Digital Experience and UX Design, Areos is an experienced consultant with an excellent reputation for effective leadership in program and project management. He is well-versed in managing all aspects of large-scale initiatives spanning digital strategy, UX and visual design, rapid prototyping, content strategy, development, testing and measurement.
Will Asrari is a Solutions Consultant and senior mobile developer for AIM Consulting. Will is Microsoft Certified in ASP.NET and specializes in iOS and mobile web. His approach to digital experience and mobile focuses on user experience design principles and how mobile technology can create engaging customer experiences that meet business objectives.