What type of web developement should I study if I want the best chance to get a job?
Hi! My name is Anina and I'm a high school senior interning at CareerVillage. I'm considering a career in computer programming, and wanted to ask what kind of web development was better for getting a job, and why- front end, back end, or full stack? To those in web development, which type of development would you consider the best to aim for? #computer-science #computer #programming #web-development #back-end #front-end
K. C.’s Answer
Here is a quick list of the frameworks and libraries you should be studying to help get a job in the web development field.
- CSS / Media Queries
- Responsive Design
Now I know these are just a bunch of concepts and will require further research to understand. If a developer can show competency in everything i have outlined they will be employed very quickly.
Hope this helps!
Computer programming is all about what you like. If you like the direct interface with the customer, front end is what you want. Back end is for those that like more of the internals and not the tedious work of getting the display to be pixel perfect. And finally a full stack developer as I would define it, someone who does all aspects can be rewarding as well. All have many job openings and I would suggest finding out what you like and do that. I have seen many developers on my team switch from one area to another. Which means that you are not necessarily locked in to a specific area, its all about your desire to learn new things.
The advice that you've been given from the last two professionals is right on the money. I'll add that it would do you well to get familiar with a content management system (CMS). The most notable ones are Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. Out of the three, Drupal is the most robust and is used by numerous fortune 500 companies. It may take you a while to get familiar with it but large organizations are constantly looking for developers who can build out websites in it.
Hope that helps!