A Beginner’s Guide To Web Development: A blog about the basics of web development and launching a career in the industry.
A Beginner’s Guide To Web Development
A blog about the basics of web development and launching a career in the industry.
Why I Started This Blog
What prompted me to write this blog? Maybe it was the fact that I had just graduated from college, and I was unsure of what to do next. Maybe it was because I was sitting around all day at home everyday, only going out for interviews that were leading nowhere. Maybe it was because I was constantly asking my parents for money, even though I’m 27 years old. Or maybe it was because my friends were all working 9-5 jobs with careers they actually enjoyed that made them feel fulfilled. Whatever it may have been, all of these factors combined led me to one conclusion: I need to get my life together and start doing something productive!
I decided to hone in on something that I had always been passionate about but never pursued – coding! You see, when I was a kid, there was this magical place where kids could go after school called “the library”. Yes, you heard me right – the library! What an amazing concept! At least in my
Like many people, I was always interested in computers and technology. But I never thought about learning how to build websites or web applications until I became a student at freeCodeCamp.
I remember the moment when I decided to start learning how to build websites. I was looking at one of my school textbooks. It was beautiful, with a glossy cover, full-color pictures and diagrams, and high-quality paper. But it wasn’t cheap, even though it had been discounted on Amazon (and I still bought it used).
And then it hit me: someone with no prior experience in website development built that website where I bought the book. And they probably made money doing so too. At that moment, I decided to learn how to build websites and other web apps.
I wanted to be able to do something that seemed impossible, which was very empowering. So I started down the path of learning web development by enrolling in freeCodeCamp’s free Full Stack Web Development curriculum and completing all of their challenges and projects.
If you’re currently exploring your options for becoming a developer or already have some experience, this post may help you understand some of the basics about software development and launching a career as a developer.
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to web development. With so many resources available, it can be hard to know where to start.
The goal of this blog is to give you all the information you need to get your foot in the door of the web development industry. We’ll cover:
What skills are most in demand?
What tools should I learn?
What should I focus on first?
How do I land my first job or freelance project?
Where do I go from there?
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at the basics of web development and what you need to learn in order to get started. As the web continues to grow and evolve, web developers are consistently in demand. You can develop web applications for companies or even create your own online business.
So let’s dive into the world of web development!
If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering (or have already decided) to become a web developer. Congratulations! It’s an exciting and rewarding career path with opportunities all over the world.
The most important thing to consider when learning to code is the language you choose. Python, Ruby, C++, Java and more are all excellent programming languages to learn. But what if I told you that there was one programming language that could help you get a job in an industry that’s only projected to grow in the coming years?
It’s hard to believe my time as an intern with Free Code Camp has come to an end. Over the past few months, I have grown a lot as a developer and as a person. The best thing about being part of the team is that everyone is so supportive and willing to help out. I have been able to work with some amazing people. I learned so much about web development, but more importantly about myself.
I started working for Free Code Camp four months ago as a front-end development intern. I had little experience in the industry so I was nervous at first. It was one of my first jobs out of college, and I was ready to learn everything I could about coding. Free Code Camp provides free courses on how to become a web developer, and they also provide free certification upon completion of their program. Their content is all open source so anyone can go through the curriculum on their own time. There are many contributors who help out with creating new content and maintaining the platform, including full-time staff members and volunteers who donate their time.
The first few weeks were spent taking over a project that had already been started by another intern before me. At the beginning of my internship, Free Code Camp launched an updated version of their algorithm challenge
FreeCodeCamp is a non-profit that helps people learn to code for free. They offer a series of interactive lessons you can work through online, and even build your own website.