Those who want to become a developer here’s a guide you should know before its too late
If you are excited to become a web developer and love to do thousands lines of coding turning into a website, you are into a creative yet complicated profession. Creating beautiful and attractive websites with ingenious and original work every developer wants to have on their credit but what important things you should know to become a web developer?
Web development is not everyone’s hand to try out. It takes lots of time to grasp things on important skills like various programming languages. You need to learn more about DevTools, data formatting, Testing, API’s and lots of more technical skills with knowledge of how they all work together. To become a excel in coding you need to start to brush up on what you struggle with and gradually you will find confidence in your work, which will make people confident in you.
Technology industry has changed a lot from years. There are huge scale of improvements in web development industry. We have moved from static to dynamic websites and then framework allowed more features, front end and back end has expanded with various other significant skills. As the web development field has expanded widely, new graduates today find it hard what should they learn and what they shouldn’t? What you should actually do is to master the web development concepts and core languages skills at first.
Still there are many general things, skills, language, principles you should keep an eye onto to overcome these challenges:
- HTML and CSS: HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the important and most basic skill every developer should learn first. If you’re starting out in front-end web development, you need a solid understanding of HTML and CSS. HTML and CSS are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML and CSS take a deeper look at front-end design and development, perfect for any designer or front-end developer looking to round out their skills. HTML and CSS is used for frontend in interface. You will find the structure of your website where a lot of HTML tags are used for different purposes. CSS is also used in the frontend that decides the style, design, layout and how HTML elements need to be displayed on the screen. It may take you one-two weeks to complete the course, and about a month of practice to get comfortable with HTML and CSS. The key is to apply your learning and build projects.
- API (Application Programming Interface): APIs has enormous tool in web development because they are capable of handling several complex and repetitive tasks; all on their own. It allows developers to use some of the functionality without sharing the code. API’s is a way to interface your application’s code with external applications and resources. API makes it possible/easy for two independent systems to interface/communicate with each other. Developers should know both how to work with APIs and how to build their own.
- Programming Language: As a developer you must know at least one programming language to create web application. developer should learn a new programming language every year but if you cannot do so, at least learn few programming languages to do well in your career. Developers who has good experience with multiple languages like C++ and Java, Python receive more attention from employers. Web developer should have strong experience in either C++ or Java and can write scripts in Groovy, Perl, or Python.
- Browser DevTools: Browser Tools are fundamental elements in the front-end developer toolbox. It’s the choice for most professional developers. Browser developer tools, available on major web browsers – Chrome, Safari and Firefox that enable web developers to quickly collect vital information on most web applications, including ones that you yourself are building.
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