So you’re really into server-side development. What fascinates you about that more than current frontend technologies?
As you can imagine, I get these weird looks once people find out I’m a developer: “What??? You’re a woman and you’re a developer?” But most of the time, they don’t even ask me what’s my favorite programming language.
On the other hand, when it comes to TYPO3, my fellow students back then said: “You should stick with WordPress, TYPO3 is not going to survive.” I have to disagree. There are just so many companies only focusing on TYPO3 development, where I could easily find a job, and I believe people will continue using and working with it. And that also gives me a huge advantage - I can do TYPO3 - I can do something others can’t! :)
WordPress is just not interesting enough for me as a developer. I download a theme, click on a few buttons, and my job is done. Where can I be challenged here as a developer?
TYPO3 is just more robust and well-structured. Plus, TYPO3’s built-in features like the Page Tree concept—I mean, I don’t have to explain this to anyone who has been using Windows, as the Windows Explorer just works the same way.