We know that web development is one of the most versatile ways in tech to go through. So here comes a burning question, “How to become a web developer when I have no experience?” It can sound like very hard to become a web developer. But it isn’t as hard as you think. You just need to follow some steps. By the end of this article you will get to know about the basics of web development, necessary tools, where to find them and also about the career path.
So, let’s go with the road map.
1.What is web development?
Web development is a skill based job. If you have skill, you have the job. So there are three types of web development jobs – front-end development, back-end development and full stack web developer. Front-end developers deal with the client side. Back-end developers deal with the server side and the full-stack developer deal with the both. Back-end is the part of a website that you don’t see normally but contains a lot more functionality. All websites which are stored on computer are known as server and your browser is known as client.
2.Front- end web development skills:
Tools you’ll want to learn:
Bootstrap & alternatives: It is one of the most popular CSS frameworks which has the unique feature called grid. But after getting some criticism, coders look for different alternatives like responsive design that ensures that your design looks good on every devices.
Sass: It is an extended version of CSS that makes writing more innovative. With the help of it, you create different variation of colors, designs etc.
3.Back- end development skills:
Traditional servers run operating systems such as Windows or Linux as the files, databases are stored in server, these systems are considered centralized. Serverless setups are popular like Amazon Web services as they’re fast, cheap and no server maintenance tension.
Language & frameworks: You need programming language to write logic for your application.
C#: It’s used to make web apps, game development and create mobile apps
Java: This popular programming language is used to make all web apps as well as build Android apps.
Python: It is currently popular and has simpler syntax which is used to build apps. You can use Flask or Django frameworks.
PHP: It powers WordPress. So you can use this language when you are working with small business website. Besides Laravel, Symfony, Laminas frameworks can be used also.
Databases: This is where you store information for your website. Here data is stored in columns and rows. You can write queries in SQL order to create, read, update data.
Learning web development is a long time journey. So don’t try to learn everything at once and don’t jump around from tutorial to tutorial. Persistence and practice are two important keys to web development. So follow the steps to reach the goal towards web development.