In this post, you will learn about the new technologies, web development, UI/UX designs, DevOps, etc. It’s the right time to find a notebook and a pen/pencil so that you can make notes whenever you find something important. Within this post, you will get a high-level understanding of how things work in web development. So, wasting no more time, let’s get things rolling.
Ok… First things first you must know the working of the internet, in other words how one terminal of a computer connects with another terminal? To communicate with the computer, use browsers and HTTP/HTTPS, etc. Let’s understand the basic tool’s: –
As a web developer, you must know about the browsers on which your end-user will view the application. There are a plethora of browsers available for example chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, etc. They are the primary browser for testing. To use a browser, all you need to do is install them on your computer/laptop and you are ready.
Another important application for web developers is the text editor. This application will help you to write code in a much more efficient and accurate manner. You can use VS Code – that’s very popular. It’s easy to use and faster than any other editor out there.
Using terminals can be tricky, and it can scare off the beginners. Don’t worry! You will be fine, just choose your terminal wisely. Mostly you will find a terminal with every operating system. But, you can also download one from the internet. There is one in the ‘window’ operating system and another one in Linux.
Your Design Skills
So, you want to be a UI/UX designer? In such a case, you must learn some design tools. There are some amazing design tools out there, for example, Figma, Sketch, and Photoshop, etc. But the major things to learn about are as follows.
Learning HTML and CSS
Pick Your Choice
Now you must choose the path you want to walk. In other words, web development offers you to take front-end, back-end or mobile/desktop development. Later you might work on web development with machine learning as well. Remember to pick the technology that interests you the most, so that you can pour your passion into developing something worthwhile.
Working as a web developer has many perks, for example, it will help you to build interactive UI/UX experiences. Moreover, within a team, you might be dividing a project into parts so that everyone can work together. There are a couple of other frameworks to learn as well, for example, React, Vue, and Angular.
- React is easier to learn.
- Vue is easiest to implement
- Angular is the most popular.
Working with frameworks might need all your skills. Since it has many moving parts, it’s important to track to ensure that data passes between states with no hassle. You might want to look into Context API, Redux and NGRX.
SSG and SSR
Site generators are popular and will continue to be so during 2022. You can use a static site generator to easily make landing pages. Yet, you don’t have to limit it, for example, SSG can be used for blogging sites as well to yield better results from SEO. It can be useful as a plugin as well, or you can use GraphQL, Gatsby, Nuxt.js and 11ty, etc.
Even More Tools
There is another tool named package manager. This tool will help you with pre-build packages so, that you can integrate the packages into your application. There are some build tools, for example, task runners that can get your environment up and work in no time. They can be used to perform tasks like tree-shaking and image optimization. You can use Linters and Formatters to find/identify coding errors. Lastly, the theory is module bundles that will help you to compile the code.
In the realm of web development, it’s very important to control the version. As discussed earlier, you will be working with a team. So, keeping track of changes is a must. The key to do it lies in collaboration on projects. Also, version controlling is an internal part of continuous integration and deployment.
Choosing a Language
There is a variety of language to pick from, for example: –
Lastly, web developers must invest in learning about building mobile web design and applications. Most people now access the web using their smartphone devices, so investing in learning skills to develop responsive mobile applications makes a lot of sense. You can also learn to build cross-platform applications using AI and ML. These new tools will help you to perform complex functions from collecting massing data, analysis to solving complex business problems. Apart from that, you will need soft skills as well to work along with a team.
Manoj Shukla serves Mandy Web Design as the Designing head and guides his team in designing eye-catching websites. Apart from the valuable updates he shares through his blog, he is passionate about teaching. Being an exemplary learner, he inspires his team with perspectives like these.