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Web Development Careers

As a web developer, you create beautiful, secure and interactive websites for people, organizations, and businesses.

With web development skills, you could be a:

  • Front-end Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Back-End Engineer
  • Senior Web Developer

 

3 Web Dev Careers Decoded: Front-End vs Back-End vs Full Stack

Learn about the three main concentrations of web development: front-end, back-end, and full stack.

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Front-End Developer

As an entry-level developer, you will specialize in developing client-side web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Using Responsive Web Design techniques, you can turn a designer’s mockup into the semantic HTML and CSS that browsers render. You have a strong background in JavaScript’s core concepts including object-oriented programming patterns and writing functional, testable code. Additionally, you have a strong background in developing performant applications that respond and render quickly, focusing on the critical rendering path and 60 frames per second.

Some skills of a front-end web developer:

  • HTML & CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 Canvas, Critical Rendering Path, 60FPS Rendering, JavaScript Web App Frameworks (Knockout), JavaScript Testing Frameworks (Jasmine), Object-Oriented Programming, Chrome Developer Tools

 

Full Stack Developer

You are a mid-level developer that entry-level Front-End and entry-level Back-End Web Developers on a team will seek out as a mentor in their daily work efforts. You are knowledgeable in every level of “how the web works” from setting up and configuring Linux servers, to writing server-side APIs, diving into the client-side JavaScript powering web applications, and turning a “design eye” to the CSS. You are a jill of all trades and the go-to person in an organization when a task needs to be accomplished.

Some skills of a full stack web developer:

  • HTML & CSS, JavaScript, Python, RDBMS, SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Flask, Google App Engine, SSH, Ubuntu Config, UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) Config, Apache Config, PostgreSQL Config, OAuth2, Google Accounts API, Facebook Connect API

 

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