The web development industry is predicted to grow by approximately 20% by 2022.
It’s a dynamic field with high growth potential and plenty of opportunities for web developers to change the way we interact with the world.
As more businesses realise that they need to go online, the demand for web developers will keep on increasing.
Now you might be wondering – “I’ve already pursued a different major and am working in a completely unrelated field? Can I still become a web developer?”
“How do I switch careers to become a web developer?”
Or you might be wondering – “I’m studying programming. But how do I get into web development?”
Hold up, let’s start from the basics… What exactly is web development?
Introduction to Web Development
The web is a very big place, and if you are the typical internet user, you probably visit several websites every day, whether for business, entertainment or education.
There are almost 1 billion websites on the internet.
But have you ever wondered how these websites actually work?
How are they built?
How do browsers, computers, and mobile devices interact with the web?
What skills are necessary to build a website?
Who made them?
In short, web developers build and maintain websites.
Web developers often work for clients who are trying to get their product or service onto the web. The work is typically very project-focused and involves collaborating with a team that helps to coordinate the client’s needs into the end product.
The client could be a tech company, an organization, small businesses, or even the government. The work could involve front-end, back-end, or full-stack web development.
Types of Web Developers
Back-End Development: The back end refers to the guts of the application, which live on the server. The back end stores and serves program data to ensure that the front end has what it needs. This process can become very complicated when a website has millions of users. To make the server, application, and database communicate with each other, back-end devs use server-side languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, and .Net to build an application. They also require to operate tools like MySQL, SQL, to fetch, store or edit data and then serve it back to the user in the front-end.
A full-stack developer is like the jack of all trades. One must have enough knowledge to run both the client and the scripting side.
Who Is It For?
Web development could be a good profession for you if you like solving logical problems, building useful things, and experimenting with new technologies.
Web developers are in high demand, generally have a good work/life balance, and command comfortable salaries. Google your specific location to get a better sense of your local web development job opportunities.
There’s no hard and fast rule that you can’t get into web development if you don’t have an interest in these things. Sometimes you just develop your interest as you go.
How To Become a Web Developer From Scratch
Now that you have a bit of information about what web development really is and the different types of it.
Let us tell you the exact steps that you can take to become a web developer from scratch.
At this point, you won’t exactly know the type of development that you want to get into… Therefore it’s recommended that you start broad, like full-stack development.
Once you have an overall knowledge of the sector, you’ll be able to make a better-informed decision on what specialization you want to pursue.
There are 2 main ways to do this...
The Hard Way:
After you’ve done all of that… You can start setting up a Github account and push code on that site. If an employer is searching through stacks of resumes, coming across an active Github account will catch his attention.
Your Github account will demonstrate what you do to solve programming issues and how you think and come up with those solutions.
Practising coding and getting used to using Git will prepare you to manage complicated site and application builds. While you’re at it, work on freelance projects, contribute to opensource projects, participate in hackathons, events, and meetups.
Look for web development jobs and check out the requirements that they have. From this process, you’ll know exactly what you’re lacking and what you need to improve upon.
Once you’ve done that, build out an online portfolio and start looking for internships.
Don’t expect the company to pay you much, do it mainly for the experience. If you’re good at it, they might even hire you full-time.
This route is more time-consuming and you’ll have to do most of the work yourself. You’ll have to work on things like connecting with other developers, growing your network, improving your soft skills and building out an online portfolio of projects.
All of this can get very hectic.
The Easier Way:
But the main reason is that, you get mentored directly from Industry experts. Experts who have years of experience being developers. Experts who have experience working with companies like PayPal, Amazon, LinkedIn, Zomato, and a lot more.
That’s probably the best way to learn a new skill!
Think of it in this way… What if Ratan Tata personally taught you how to start a business?
- You would be way ahead of the rest of the competition
- Your chances of success would increase exponentially
- You’ll be able to avoid the mistake that Ratan Tata has made
- You would get access to his business connections & network
- And so much more…
Well, when you enrol with us… That’s exactly the kind of competitive advantage that you get over the rest of the developers.
You can check out more details about the course here: Job Assured Full-Stack Development Program.
I’m sure you’ll be very impressed!