WEB DEVELOPER ROAD MAP
Chances are that you have an interest in web development but are often indecisive about this whole trend of languages and tools making it difficult to settle on development goals.
Not absolutely wrong. The world of web development can be daunting for beginners seeking new adventures in the quest to dive into web development or switching careers.
Here, I walk you through the key models to grasp that will quickly aid your journey through the development landscape.
Am not going to bombard you with so many languages at the moment as you might have already seen on the web. The resource and tools you need to know to set you on your mask are what would be dealt with.
Of course, the trend of web development is so versatile and once you get a firm grasp of the fundamentals, you keep building upon it.
What we will cover:
- Front-End Development
- Back-End Development
- Full Stack Developer
It’s incumbent to first know which of the above domain you take interest in to set the path for the expedition.
Do you have an interest in creating stunning interfaces for the web? Turning mock-up ideas and prototypes into interactive codes? If yes to this, then Front-End Development might be your go-to area.
Front-End Web Developer is responsible for implementing visual interfaces that users can interact with and see in a web application.
To take interest in server-side logic such as user authentication of an application is geared toward Back-End Development.
Cumulatively, the combined role of Front-End and Back-End makes one a Full Stack Developer.
What then makes one Front-End, Back-End, or Full Stack Developer? Let’s discuss but before that, below is a general requirement for aspiring web developers.
Required for any path:
- Git – version control
- Basic terminal usage
- Semantic versioning
- Data structures and algorithm
- HTTP/HTTPS and APIs
Data structures and algorithms. To develop well-scale applications, programmers need to choose the perfect logic for a problem leading to algorithm design which helps in choosing the finest solution.
HTTP/HTTPS and APIs working with API(s) is an essential part for all walks of application developers and as such, to excel in your field of expertise, keen attention must be paid to application programming interface (API) and the communication of apps through HTTP/HTTPS communication.
Front-End web development road map
ANY OF THESE
FRAMEWORKS – ANY
The story goes beyond these but the goal here is to get you up and running quickly. Trying to learn everything before working on projects or applying for jobs, will never let you out of tutorial hell!
With a sound foundation, all other stuff will come in handy and it will prevent you from burning out as many do.
Back-End web development road map
There are numerous languages for back-end development:
Learn Relational and NoSQL Databases
Relational databases differ from NoSQL databases and you will get to know the difference when you learn them. Based on application requirement the decision will be made on which database best fit the scenario.
You can Start with MySQL for now
Creating restful APIs is an integral part of back-end development and time needs to be invested in this.
- Basic authentication
- Token-based authentication
- OpenID connect
The combined task of Front and Back-End development levels you as a full-stack with design abilities in addition.
Hope you find this road map helpful. The trick to mastering programming is consistency. Keep learning and practicing.
Good luck in the development journey.
Business ideas that best fit working nature of a developer. Goals are that you might want to quit the main job to be your own boss, or running a sideway business alongside developmental task.