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Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Web Developer

Have you ever thought about becoming a web developer?

If yes, then it’s very important to do your research well, because pursuing a new career is a big decision!

After all, you would invest countless hours doing you researches about which car looks better and all of its details so you can buy the perfect car with the perfect features, lowest gas consumption, or safest for you family. Mapping out you path to a new career should be no different!

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a web developer? Or had someone told you that your obsession about details and technical prowess would make you a perfect web developer? Either ways, you’ve got to ask many question and here’s some answers.

What does a web developer do?

-A web developer must analyze the user’s needs in order to enable to proper content.

-A web developer uses scripting languages and a lot of research to build a website.

-Identifying and testing bugs and solving them.

What are some good characteristics of a good web developer?

-Good Communication: a web developer should communicate with many organization’s members to ensure everyone’s goals are being met through the website.

-Love of learning: a web developer should always be updated with new scripting languages in order to always have the functionalities needed in the website.

-Patience: There are always some changes needed to be done according to the user or client, here, where patience plays a big role in order to make all the changes needed.

-Perfectionism: there is no margin of error for web developers, one mistake cn break an entire website! Therefore, web developers should employ a big amount of attention on every detail in their code to avoid website crashing!

Top 5 technical skills for web developers:

  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
  • HTML5
  • Java

Finally, “Everyone wants a website,” says Brandon Swift. You’ll be happy to hear that there’s an optimistic job outlook for web developers. That’s right, total employment in this field is projected to grow 20 percent by 2020.

Websites have become a critical component for businesses to stay competitive.  A company cannot simply utilize a generic online template if it wants to provide a custom, genuine experience for its consumers. Therefore, web developers are never out of work! I mean Never!

– Marc Bou Sleiman