How Long To Learn Web Development?

  • Front-end developers are responsible for the parts of a website that people see and interact with;
  • Back-end developers are responsible for the behind the scenes code that controls how a website loads and runs;
  • Full-stack developers do a bit of everything.

What is a Full-Stack Developer?

Advantages of Full-stack Developer profession:

  • The ability to run an entire project yourself;
  • High speed of development, the ability to make your own decisions, minimal time wasted on unnecessary communication;
  • The ease of finding a freelance job;
  • Great career opportunities.

Disadvantages of Full-stack Developer profession:

  • Lots of time to study;
  • It’s hard to follow new trends;
  • Too much responsibility;
  • Challenging tasks;
  • Large workload.

How and why I started to do it

Challenges I encountered:

  • to delve into new technologies;
  • it takes time to learn and understand hard skills;
  • to keep a lot of small details in your mind.

How did I come to this

What Does a Full Stack Developer Do?

  • Create websites using HTML, CSS and JS
  • Develop front-end applications using one of popular modern frameworks (React, Vue, Angular)
  • Understand how to use preprocessors and transpilers (ex. Babel)
  • Choose the most suitable application architecture according to customer’s requirements
  • Develop secure, scalable and flexible back-end and front-end applications using appropriate programming languages and technologies
  • Understand different types of databases, know how to create and debug related queries
  • Know best practices in API design, be able to create one that fits project’s needs
  • Communicate with the Client
  • Write tests to validate the application features
  • Troubleshoot web application with an accurate resolution, monitor and optimize the performance

The 5 best full-stack development books that I recommend reading:

  1. ASP.NET Core 5 and React: Full-stack web development using .NET 5, React 17, and TypeScript 4, 2nd Edition;
  2. Professional JavaScript: Fast-track your web development career using the powerful features of advanced JavaScript;
  3. Hands-On Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 2 and React: Build modern and scalable full stack applications using Spring Framework 5 and React with Hooks, 2nd Edition;
  4. Learn Red — Fundamentals of Red: Get up and running with the Red language for full-stack development;
  5. The Full Stack Developer: Your Essential Guide to the Everyday Skills Expected of a Modern Full Stack Web Developer.

How long does it take to learn web development?

  1. Study by yourself with online-courses and books. Choose the ones that include a good amount of practice. First, learn HTML and CSS;
  2. Learn how to create some simple web pages using these skills, try other different techniques;
  3. Learn programming basics;
  4. Study JavaScript and learn how to use it with web pages;
  5. Learn one of the popular frameworks (React, Vue, Angular), try to create a simple web application to better understand its approach.

What is the future of a full-stack web developer?

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