If you’re looking to become a full-stack web developer, and amplify your chances of landing a well-paid job, here is the ultimate guideline to becoming the “Jack of all traits” in the web industry.
Since most developers orient their work towards the front end or back end development, those that were able to singlehandedly code the entire project became a valuable asset. These, so-called, full stack web developers made the development process more efficient due to simplified communication, and overall process time consumption.
- HTML is basically the backbone of the website. In order to create the site structure and content, you need to learn HTML.
- CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and it has an HTML content control function. It allows you to adjust the content you created using HTML like background images, colors, font style and size, as well as a number of other HTML elements, no matter how these elements were defined through original HTML coding.
Learning these three languages puts you midway to becoming a full-stack web developer; the second half of the path includes enhancing your skillset with back-end development.
This aspect of web development includes working on what’s “under the hood” of your website. Unlike the front end which focuses on presenting your content to the user and allowing the visitors interaction with your website, back-end development deals with the site’s functionality, databases, data integration, and other core processes. The skills you need to acquire for back-end depend on your personal preferences and project requirements as there are various programming languages which one can utilize in order to work on the back-end portion of the website.
Some of the most popular, and therefore most practical, languages to learn include PHP, Python, Ruby, and a series of others. As we already mentioned, the code you’re going to use depends on the project requirements, but if you wish to become a full-stack web developer learning just the one language won’t get you too far.
Full-stack web development is not about “knowing it all”, it’s about being able to adapt your knowledge to project requirements. There is no fast track to becoming good in this industry; the road to success is paved with hard work, dedication, talent, and enough learning material.