Future web developer, you are going to be tremendously valuable
Future web developer, you are going to be
tremen o ly val a le
a e you e er ondered ust
ho many o are evelo er
there are in the orld
The ICD es mates that the number is around 18.5 million,
including 11 million pros and 7.5 million hobbyists.
It’s a lot!
It‘s very li le!
It’s a lot, because:
It’s more than the en re popula on
of the Netherlands (just over 17 million people)!
It’s a lot, because:
It’s more than the number of all Microso employees
…over 160 mes more!
It’s a lot, because:
ec just ima ine…
over 1 million
so are developers!
e l le, because t’s ot ea l as a
t at a e ee e b e lo e s all o e t e o l
nly in the . . the number o ne
so are de elopment obs created
e ery year is...
t ple t e n mbe o me can
o ad ate ith a bachelor’s
degree in computer science during
the same period o me.
th s h a reat ema and
such a poor supply, companies go
out of their way to a ract talents
AAccording to o ert alf
nterna onal, in , the average
salaries for professionals rose
faster than in other industries
y a whopping
ma t at ga t n d mand and m
m t m t d d nt i t t a d in
nt i t o t o living a e lowe
t there are a fe ro ems
th th s a roa h
mmig a on to o nt ie a even o illed
o wa e enginee i n t alwa a ie e o a e
evelo ing o nt ie al o e om o tage o o wa e develo e
o o now w o t i i ? t a sa
ec u te t ing o ve a d to nd a
illed o wa e develo e
e o e a a ve ala ie and
m l le bene t b t to no avail
o why aren t you trying now, a e peak
re you a raid o o et ing
allenge at on o tu to learn
What you don t know always seems scary. ut so ware development, especially
web development, is a really friendly eld - and so diverse, that you can become
successful regardless of what kind of skills you enjoy the most.
e e l te all omet n o eve one
o you believe you have an eye for design
o you consider yourself a right-brained individualDo you belie e you ave
an eye or de ign Do you
consider yoursel a
rig t brained individual
Then, you should consider
becoming a ont end
s a ont end develope ,
your task will be to code
the fa ade of a website
or app in other words
build a structure for what
it looks like to the naked
eye. ou will also write
code incode in ava cript that
will allow users to interact
with your website by
clicking, hovering etc.
our skills will revolve around
the markup language
of the web you will use
to de ne your content
the style sheet language
you will use to de ne
the look of your projects
language used by
some o the most popular C preprocessors that e tend the language
ith ariables, mi ins and more, speeding up de elopment.
the most popular a a cript library. and eact some o the most popular a a cript rame or s.
and ounda on some o the most recogni able C rame or s
you can use to gi e you ebsite style and layout really uic ly.
As you progress, you will also get familiar with some advanced applica ons of the three
technologies such as:
tas runners that ill let you uit as ng me or repe e
ut perhaps you would rather prefer to deal with a lot of data than care
about the outward appearance n that case - you should consider the
job of a back end develope .
With your back end
development skills, you will
be in charge of server-side
programming and data,
powering all of the amazing
features that make websites
and apps more than just
ststa c frames.
t least one of the popular back end programming languages such as
ou will learn database technologies such as
ater in the game you will also come across frameworks
created to help you program in languages such as the three
Web development and so ware development in general are
terms behind which you can nd some ama n l nte e n
top c to dive into out of sheer curiosity.
big data clou tec olo es
data mining internet of things
saas e health tec
ni ersity is s ll a great way to learn the undamentals o
computers and become a true e pert.
ut the good new i t at it per e tly po ible and ery
common no adays to become a eb de eloper ithout ormal
educa on in computer science.
free to use portal full of interactive
courses to learn the basics
computer science course by Harvard, freely
available on edx.org, among others
comprehensive source of web development
knowledge from the organization that develops
The internet is literally packed full with fantastic resources to get you started. And the best part
is that most of them are free!
and other web services offering both free and paid online courses
ome o yo r o on in l e
ootcamp - intensive training
camps where you can learn the
basics of front end or back end
development within just a few
weeks. ook for some in your
ould your rather learn in the real orl
Internships - if you already
have some skills, you can try to
ﬁnd a paid or unpaid
internship. Every year, the
Polcode software house offers
fun and educational paid
ind some events that
are table o o
level of e perience.
vent o all k nd
hackathons - technology
communi es are vibrant
and love to meet up to
With this much choice, you will de nitely nd
omet n o o el
Feeling a bit mo vated now?
tart learning web development
today and set yourself on a path to
a really successful career
nd if you are already on that path,
why don t you try yo r l at
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