Web technology is the current fast-growing, one of the trending technologies, and experienced web developers easily crack a well-paid job in IT companies and startups. Web development is a mere skill and can be also easily acquired. I will be a briefing on web development and even provide tips and courses to start with it, as we go deep into this article, keep reading to know!
History Of Web Development
Behind this beautiful art of web development, there is an interesting history as like any other technology has Tim Berners-Lee, a British Scientist, invented the world wide web (www) in 1989, while working at CERN, that all of us just type on our browsers while typing most of the common URLs leading to a beautiful appearing web page or a web application! A few years after this event, in 1991, the first-ever web site was developed by him. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.
Let’s Dive into Web Development
Web development has been one of my favorite past time tech hobbies since the time I first learned it. The basics are amazing and as one goes into its intricacies, for sure will fall for it. As I started to take a deep dive into it, I realized that web development is not all about building a web page that meets our eyes. There is still a lot of backend stuff that goes on. It even includes database interactions, development of end to end web applications, knowledge of various scripting, and backend languages. The web has widespread across the current world and is a wide technological field in itself. In today’s world, there are a lot of libraries and frameworks being developed and even are developed that are used in full-stack web and mobile application development and is a very interesting technological field. I would be briefing full stack web development as we go further.
Shallow dive into full-stack
Heard of this often right? You might be wondering what it takes to become a backend web developer? It’s easy if you get the knowledge of back-end programming languages such as PHP, python(in its frameworks), MySQL, NodeJS, and many more. These are server-side languages and manage the interaction between the frontend and backend of a web application. If you are planning to become a full-stack web developer then it’s better you dive into this after you finish the front end. Knowledge of Database and front end interaction with databases, through a server, is compulsory to be known even for any other application or software development such as database management system or software, as data is something that’s generated in tons in the present field of technology. Hence learning these aspects will even help you get other good jobs apart from becoming a backend developer or a full stack developer.
You might have definitely come across a website asking to register and then later log in, almost every website asks it these days, which helps the admin to keep a track of users and even data of different users can be kept separate. Have you ever wondered how it works? A server-side language assists in this matter. When a user registers, data from the front end will be posted to the server and from there stored in a database, which is basically a data store having a collection of related data. When the user later logins, data from the front end is matched with data in the database through a server and we get outputs at the front end. All The server-side languages assist in these operations. Jquery, the library of JS and PHP are the most commonly used backend languages used for posting data from the front end to the server. Initially, when I started learning backend development, I was so fascinated with this process that I had experimented a lot on it and ended up finishing a mini-project. Hence, trust me this is the best way to get familiarised with web development.
Once you have certain knowledge on the backend and want to pursue a career as a full-stack web developer then now it’s time to take a dive into learning database interaction and management, frameworks, micro-frameworks, and libraries. Some of the most widely used frameworks are Django which is a framework developed over python, angular TypeScript framework, flask which is a python micro-framework, laravel developed on PHP, and many more such. In order to know more, you can shoot your browser on to trending web frameworks and libraries. You can further boost up your career even as a mobile application developer after learning the necessary development languages like java, swift, react-native as such.
You can even kickstart a very well paid career as a front-end or back-end web developer but your knowledge, skills and experience matter a lot to get well paid for the work of web development. Senior backend or front end web developers get highly paid for their skill and experience.