How Long Does It Take To Become A Web Developer? | A Complete Roadmap.

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The most frequently asked question from every beginner that how much time and cost do it take to become an experienced Web Developer?

Maybe you are one of those people who just started or wants to start a career in Web Development. Or, maybe you haven’t thought about it yet. So at this moment a lot of queries appear Is Web Development is a good choice?, if yes how can I learn, Is there any easy or fast way to learn Web Development.

Well, I can’t predict the fastest way to learn Web Development but In this blog, I can assure you that preferring Web Development is the best choice you have done in your career. It totally depends on how much you are interested in and are serious about it. if you desperately wanted to learn then you can easily be an expert on it. There’s nothing like it’s so hard or something like it’s so difficult to design websites like we use or look around our day-to-day life. e.g: Facebook, Google, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, and many more.

So in this blog, we will understand a complete roadmap of Web Development, front-end and back-end framework, what are frameworks you have to use, what are the skills needed to become a front-end and back-end developer, and your favourite question “how long does it take to become a web developer”.

Let’s get started

What is Web Development?

What is Web Development?

Web Development is made up of two words:

  1. Web: It refers to websites, web pages or anything that works over the internet.
  2. Development: Building the application from scratch.

In simpler words, Web development refers to the building and maintaining of websites. It includes various tasks such as web design, web publishing, web programming, and database management. Web developers use multiple coding languages to create a responsive website( responsive means web developers do dynamic changes in a website because of that it looks different on different screens).

Why you should choose Web development as a career?

Nowadays, every company has its individual website and for maintaining the website they require a highly certified web developer. So if you have the skills to develop websites then it has several advantages. Following are the advantages you will get as a web developer:

  1. Web Development is in high demand worldwide everyone is learning.
  2. It’s very fun and easy to learn. Web developers love everything about their work. Web development is amongst those jobs that have a significantly higher job satisfaction rate. One of the best things about learning web dev. is it improves your creativity. Creativity plays a vital role in a web developer’s life you have to come up with amazing ideas so that you can apply them to your website.
  3. A web developer is one of the high-paid jobs across the world. It’s one of the great options to make a career as a Web Developer. According to payscale the average salary of a fresher is close to 4-5 lakhs per annum that’s amazing.
  4. Jobs Flexibility: As a web developer you can work in startups, agencies, large corporates, or even you can do freelancing. Freelancing is the easiest way to make money by just sitting at your home. You may even be able to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

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Web Development is classified into 2 ways:

  1. Front-End development: known as the “client-side” of the applications.
  2. Back-end development: known as the “server-side” of the applications.

We will see both of them later in a detailed way. Firstly, let’s understand.

Who is a web developer and what does a web developer do?

Web developers are responsible for creating, developing, and maintaining websites and website applications. Using numerous programming languages and web technologies, web developers manage site functionality, implement application features, and integrate security measures, and many more. There are still a lot of responsibilities of a web developer such as combining the landing page to various databases and tables, optimize the page for viewing on mobile, iPad, and desktop/laptop, server hosting and checking all the network connectivity issues, etc.

There are three types of web developers:

  1. Front-End developer
  2. Back-End developer
  3. Full-Stack developer
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As the name suggests, the Back-End developers work with the servers while Front-End developers work on the user interface and experience. Basically, the person who is capable of doing both is called a Full-Stack web developer. Companies are hiring more full-stack web developers instead of others because they know both of them. So try to learn both of them.

What is Front-End development?

Generally, Front-end manages the part of the website or application which users can see with their naked eye and communicate with the website and perform some specific tasks. It is also known as the “Client-side” of the applications. The front-end is all about changing the layout of the website by changing styles and appearances to fulfill the needs of the users. Activities such as text colours and styles, images, graphs and tables, buttons, navigation menu are performed on the website.

The structure, design, behaviour, and content of everything seen on browser screens when websites, web applications, or mobile apps are opened up, is implemented by front End developers. Responsiveness and performance are two main objectives of the Front End developer.

The front-end part is mainly developed by HTML (for basic page structure and content), CSS (for visual editing), and JavaScript (for making websites interactive).

  1. HTML– It stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is used to design the structure of the web pages. With the help of Headings, images, navigation bars, etc we can easily establish a beautiful website. You can easily check the HTML of all the websites by just right click of the mouse and go to the page source you will get all the HTML tags( it will look complicated).
  2. CSS– CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is used to give a beautiful design to your web page. With the help of font size, color, font family, background images, etc. you can build a beautiful website so it’s up to you how amazing a website you can make.
  3. JavaScript– As you know J.S. is used for the development of web pages.

Here is the complete roadmap of Front-End development.

Now you have to familiarize yourself with the front-end frameworks such as ReactAngularVue

1. React:

React logo

React(also known as React.js or ReactJs) is an open-source, declarative, efficient front-end JavaScript library that is specifically designed for building interactive UIs(User Interface). In 2011 Facebook developed it first. It’s a component front-end library that is responsible for the view layer of applications. React is a “V” in MVC( Model-View-Controller).

Currently, the best framework among web developers is ReactJs. Almost 475k sites are using React. Some giant companies such as Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, Reddit, Tesla, etc are using React.

Official site of ReactJs

Basically, if you want to read more about React JS you can check out my article 5 Remarkable Features of ReactJs | Is ReactJs a library or framework?

2. Angular

AngularJS logo

Angular is a JavaScript open-source front-end framework that is principally utilized to develop Single-page applications(SPA). In 2009 Miško Hevery and Adam abrons developed first. Now it is controlled by Google and by a community of individuals. It is a collection of well-integrated libraries that cover a wide variety of features, including routing, forms management, client-server communication, and more. Angular is so much popular and rapidly growing framework in the list for the development of Web applications.

More than half a million websites are using Angular. Some giants companies such as Google, Amazon, Udemy, Snapchat, etc are also using Angular.

Official site on AngularJS.

So for detailed information regarding the Angular framework, you can check out my article Top 7 Ultimate Reasons Why You Should Utilize Angular.

3. Vue.js

Vue.JS logo
Vue.JS logo

Vue.js is an open-source front-end framework that is mainly designed for creating interactive UIs(User Interface). It is also capable of creating Single Page Applications. Vue.js is created by Evan You and released in 2014.

It is also a progressive JavaScript framework, which means, if you have an existing server-side application, you can plug Vue.js into just one part of your application that needs a richer, more interactive experience.

Currently, more than 64k websites and some giants companies such as Stack overflow, PlayStation, etc. are using Vue.js.

Official site: Vue.js

For detailed information about the Vue.js framework, you can check out my article Top 7 Reason Why Vue.js Should Be Your Next Framework To Grasp

So these are the 3 popular frameworks which most people use. If you want to know more about frameworks I have already made an article The 7 Best outstanding JavaScript Frameworks to use in 2021 you can check out.

So here our front-end part is completed where we have discussed what we have to learn( HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). Then these are the frameworks we can use in Web development. You can choose any one of them it’s up to you.

What is Back-End development?

It is that part of the website which a user can’t interact or we can say the backstage of the website. The back-end is also known as a “server-side” of the applications. It is mainly used to develop the backend configuration of the website. The activities such as collecting data, writing APIs, creating libraries all are done in the back-end. Still, there is a lot more to the back-end than just controlling the overall functionality of an app or a website.

The back-end part is mainly developed by some popular programming languages such as JavaScript, Java, Python, C++, PHP, etc. Not only me most of the developers will recommend you to start with JavaScript.

Here is the complete roadmap of Back-End development.

Let’s understand each programming languages

  • PHP: It stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. It is a server-side scripting language that is essentially designed for Web Development. By using the language we can create interactive and dynamic web pages more efficiently. The principal function of PHP in your website as it works as a backend on your website which mainly receives all the data from the form collects cookies, sends emails, etc. Here is the complete article( 7 Best Platform to learn PHP language Absolutely Free) for PHP language.
  • C++: It is a general-purpose programming language and widely used nowadays for competitive programming. It is also used as a backend language.
  • Java: Java is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages and platforms. It is highly scalable. Java components are easily available.
  • Python: Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently.
  • JavaScript: JavaScript is a client-side language and scripting language, a cross-platform that is essentially designed for creating dynamic websites or web pages alive. JavaScript can be used as both (front end and back end) programming languages. Here is the complete article( Getting Through JavaScript. Interactive Platforms For Learning J.S.)
  • Node.js: It’s an open-source server environment that was built on the Google Chrome V8 engine. Node.js providing an asynchronous, single-threaded, non-blocking, I/O model. Almost 20 million websites and some companies such as Netflix, Uber, eBay, NASA, etc are using Node.js.

So these are the programming languages except Node.js you can use in your back-end part. There are amazing back-end frameworks such as Express, Django, Rails, Laravel, Spring, etc. that makes your work so easy.

How long does it take to become a web developer?

Studying and accomplishing web development demands a lot of time and hard work. It takes several years to master every skill a good web developer should have. The learning part will never end in your life every year new technologies are coming and as a web developer, you have to upgrade yourself. If we see as a beginner it takes almost 6 to 7 months to learn the basics of web development. Lastly, it’s totally up to you how you easily learn all the concepts.

Final thoughts

So that’s it for the blog I hope that I helped you assure you that preferring Web Development is the best choice you have done in your career. Firstly, start with the front-end part where you will learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Take your time and try to clear all your concepts very well. After then you can start learning frameworks. Choose any one of them plays with them and make amazing websites. Secondly, just go with the back-end part where you choose any language which is perfectly fine for you. If I recommend then go with JavaScript.

Lastly, concentrate on making projects it will help you a lot. Do some internships, explore yourself, and learn all the things which really help you. If you feel this blog benefits you then share it with your friends. Best of lunch for your future.

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