Web development is a behind-the-scenes process that makes a website look elegant, work superfast, and perform exceptionally well.
If you get excited when you see many beautiful websites and want to try your hand at designing them, then it can be your forte.
Creating a website that attracts many visitors requires knowledge of different programming languages and expertise in DevTools, data formats, testing, APIs, authentication, and other related concepts.
Listed below are a few essentials you must know on your journey to becoming a professional web developer:
You can use any DevTools, such as Chrome DevTools, Firefox DevTools, or whatever browser you're using, depending on your web development requirements. Developers typically use Chrome DevTools to create, test and debug web applications, but the developers have complete control over which browser they use.
You'll be working with APIs a lot in web development for essentially dealing with third-party info. It empowers developers to use some of the features without having to share the code. Therefore, you’re able to maintain data integrity, compliance, and web security while also meeting the technical requirements.
You should have hands-on practice on Rest APIs, HTTP request methods, Rest API creation, and CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete). Different status codes, data formats used in the request (JSON, HTML, or XML), and many more can then be picked up down the line.
Since computers don’t understand human languages, you must communicate with your system using machine languages. It’s imperative to learn the basics of programming languages in web development as all are logics that can be implemented using these structured codes.
MVC is a design pattern that saves developers a lot of time by splitting the framework into three parts. Working with the MVC pattern speeds up the development process and simplifies growth. Many higher-level frameworks, such as Laravel, Django (based on MVT, which is similar to MVC), and Angular, are based on MVC patterns.
The “Model” in MVC is responsible for database interaction. The “View” is in charge of what the user sees on the computer and the “Controller” dawns the role of a mutual interface between Model and View to implement all the business logic. Learning MVC will make it easier for you to comprehend frameworks for any programming language.
Creating a successful website is a collective effort put in by an entire web development team. Understanding the intent of a website is one of the primary goals of a web developer. Various websites are built differently based on their intended use.
While shopping websites need an informal presentation of data and a catchy web style, business websites are more structured and restrict themselves to details about the business. Learning is a never-ending process, and so is the development where you continue to optimize your efforts to improve performance by making use of robust web development tools.
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Anuja is the Co-founder and CEO of RedAlkemi Online Pvt. Ltd., a digital marketing agency helping clients with their end to end online presence. Anuja has 30 years of work experience as a successful entrepreneur and has co-founded several ventures since 1986. She and her team are passionate about helping SMEs achieve measurable online success for their business. Anuja holds a Bachelors degree in Advertising from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chandigarh, India.