2019 My Way Towards Full Stack Developer

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Hi guys, I am a front-end developer at HOOT360. Most of us made resolutions at the start of 2019. So had I. No, it isn’t weight loss. I was planning that but I am prioritizing my career development. I want to become a full stack developer. Because not being able to understand the role of backend developer restricts me to work on my concepts with 100% freedom. However, one month has passed and without a proper plan and direction, my resolution will fade. That is why I made a list of all the languages and tools I need to learn. If becoming a full stack developer this year is your goal too, let’s make it happen together.

HTML AND CSS

The best way to begin your full stack developer career with is by getting very good at HTML & CSS which is the basis for everything else. HTML is Hypertext Markup Language. The latest version of HTML is 5. This language consists of multiple different tags that tell the browser what to be shown on a web page. After learning HTML, we should move towards CSS i.e. Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is nothing but a simple way of adding styling to your websites (e.g. adding fonts, colours, layout, etc).

course recommended- HTML
course recommended- CSS

JavaScript

JavaScript is a basic building block of a website. It adds dynamic functionalities to the website. Many frameworks like angular node.js need JavaScript as a prerequisite. Although you might consider JavaScript easy to learn but ECMAScript- the most popular scripting language specification standard- is constantly changing. Thus, you need to be aware of the latest changes and inculcate them in your codes.

Typescript is usually used together with JavaScript for type checking. It is not a standalone language. Although it might be useful for accessing certain browser features, it gained popularity majorly for Angular Typescript. Angular Typescript makes your code better by adding consistency, higher productivity, maintainability, modularity, ease in catching errors and assists you in writing code. For Angular, you should have knowledge of some basics of typescript.

course recommended- JavaScript

Angular

Angular is a framework which is used for creating a 1-pager client-side application. The latest version is 7, released in November 2018. The framework combines declarative templates, end-to-end tooling, and is integrated with best practices to solve development challenges.

Many companies are looking for developers with experience of Angular. So learning Angular is crucial for web developers in 2019.

course recommended- Angular

React

React is JavaScript library for building a user interface. It is easy very easy to code and debug. React is used for:

  • Making a single page web application
  • Designing simple views for each state in your application
  • Updating and rendering just the right components when your data changes

In React, component logic is written in JavaScript instead of templates. Thus, you can easily pass rich data through your app. React 16 was released in September 2017. After that, multiple features were added and different versions were launched in 2018:

  • Version 16.3.0 - new lifecycle and context API
  • Version 16.4.0 - pointer events
  • Version 16.6.0 - Memo

Additionally, version 2.0 of Create React App has been released and is now supporting Babel 7 and Sass out-of-the-box. If you want to build a more powerful application using React, you should try for React Redux. Redux has central state management of the application which makes data handling easy across components.

course recommended- React

Python

Python is a server-side programing language. It is generally used in combination with JavaScript as it cannot provide all the features visitors expect in a web medium today. It is extremely fast and considered easy to develop and learn. It helps the coder with a range of supporting libraries, examples and code snippets. It supports:

  • object-oriented and structured programming
  • most operating systems namely Windows, MAC and Linux
  • various concepts in functional and aspect-oriented programming
course recommended- Python

PHP

PHP has been in the market for a long time and it is widely used even today. Facebook, for instance, had its substantial backend developed using PHP in initial days. Besides, PHP supports all of the leading databases including MySQL, ODBC and SQLite. This is the main advantage of using PHP for web development. While other programming languages might require long scripts, PHP can do that same work in a few lines of code. It gives you maximum control over the websites. Likewise, whenever you want to make changes, you can edit easily without changing the entire code.

course recommended- PHP

NODE.JS

Node.JS is a server framework and is free to use. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, etc. Node.JS utilizes JavaScript on the server. To start with the Node.JS, you should first make sure that you have a sound knowledge of the JavaScript programming language. This will ensure that you can understand the core concepts of Node quickly. Using Node.JS in combination with Express middleware will provide you benefits like:

  • Routing Features with Separate Handlers
  • Easier Exception Handling
  • View caching
  • Support of third-party NPM modules
  • Features to query info on the request
course recommended- NODE.JS

Django

Django is the Web Framework of Python with the model-view-template architectural pattern and includes batteries. It has everything needed to build a Robust Framework. Main features or batteries are:

  • The Model Layer
  • The Views Layer
  • The Template Layer
  • Forms

Django can be (and has been) used to build almost any type of website — from content management systems and wikis through to social networks and news sites. It can work with any client-side framework and can embed content in most formats including HTML, RSS feeds, JSON, XML, etc.

course recommended- Django

Git

These are some basic frameworks and languages we need to learn but web development is incomplete without Git. Git is a software that is used for Version Control. It is free and open source. Now, let’s understand what is Version Control. Version Control is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large websites and other collection of information.

If you are working as a developer, you will sooner or later learn about Git and GitHub. As a version control system, Git is widely accepted by most companies and most of the frameworks and extensions presented in this article are also hosted on GitHub.

course recommended- Git

I feel this will be the best way to move towards becoming a full stack developer.

Author: Hemangi Patil

Date 1/03/2019

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