Getting Started with Web Development in 2024.

Many people are interested in kickstarting a career in web development and don't know where to start, well the best point to start is to start from the very beginning.

Who is a web developer?

A web developer possesses the relevant skills to develop and maintain a website/web app.

What do I need to become a Web developer?

If you are interested in frontend development I. e the aspect of the web that deals with what the user sees, you will need to master the following.

  1. HTML

  2. CSS

  3. JavaScript

  4. A frontend framework/Library e.g ReactJs, VueJs, or any other alternatives

If you are going for backend development, that is the server-side aspect, which focuses on business and data handling logic, you need to master any of the following.

Server Side Languages

  1. PHP

  2. Node Js

  3. Python

  4. Golang and more


  1. Relational (MySQL, Postgres DB)

  2. NoSQL (Mongo DB)

On a general note, you need to understand the use of a version control system Like GIT and Github, the basic operation of a Linux environment.

How long will it take to master the skill?

What I will say is for you to master things is a function of two things, time and what you have built over and over.

so I will say, on average under six months of diligent work and learning, you should be able to step into a Junior developer role.

One advice I will give is this, as you begin your learning start building things, by so doing you are building your strength for mastery.

More content coming on the way forward from here. stay tuned.