Ultimate Guide To Start Your Web Development Career 2021

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Welcome to part 2 of “The Ultimate Guide to be a web developer and Start Your Web Development Career”.

In this article, we’re going to talk about where you can learn more advanced topics for web development so that you’re fully capable of deploying your website on your own.

Backend

After learning the building blocks of the programming language, it’s now time to learn the backend part of it. Think of a website as a dish that is made using three essential ingredients. The frontend bit – which we’ve already completed in part 1, the Backend which we’ll talk about now, and the database.

Whenever a user hits your website URL, the backend code gets triggered, which in turn performs basic operations in the database (like getting relevant and appropriate data) and then the frontend is called – to display that data in a specific format.

In this article we’re going to talk about the most commonly used language for a website’s backend – PHP, however, please note that we can create a backend in python and other languages as well.

Learn all the PHP basics and fundamentals from here: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/php-fundamentals

As mentioned in Pluralsight’s landing page, after this series you would be able to learn lots of interesting stuff about backend development including the infamous LAMP stack.

It would be a plus if you already know about Object-Oriented Programming or even the concept of classes. As in this series we’re going to heavily rely on classes and instantiation in general.

Start Your Web Development Career

Database

The next piece in the puzzle is the database. I’m sure you would have heard of SQL and how it functions, if not, then do not fear, we have the relevant link for you which can help you all SQL fundamentals quickly.

However, there is a catch. While creating a website and using the backend for it we use a relational database. SQL is just a query for access data from that database. The RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) that we are going to use here is MYSQL. It’s the most popular one and is very easy to learn.

Link to learn SQL: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/introduction-to-sql

Link to learn MYSQL: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/mysql-fundamentals-part1

MYSQL is an essential part of the LAMP stack. After finishing off with these tutorials on Pluralsight you would be able to learn about how to perform CRUD operations on data, as well a bit about PHPMyAdmin.

Framework

The final piece of the puzzle. The framework is where you put all of this knowledge that you collected – together. Even though I prefer using the Codegintier framework, I couldn’t one on Pluralsight. No worries we’ve got Laravel!

Laravel like Codeigniter is a very powerful PHP framework with a relatively low footprint and it binds all of these things together. The framework is based on the MVC – Model – View – Controller pattern.

Link: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/laravel-php-framework-getting-started-the-basics

Conclusion | Start Your Web Development Career 2021

With this, we come to the end of our part2. By the end of this article and all of the video series, I believe you would be able to set up a website and build it on your own.

In the next part, we’re going to discuss a bit about how to host this website and will talk about some more frameworks that are present today for us to make and design a website very easily.


PART 1


PART 2


PART 3

Jitendra Vaswani

Jitendra Vaswani is the founder of SchemaNinja WordPress Plugin, prior to SchemaNinja he is the founder of big internet marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com & Digital Marketing Agency DigiExe. During his more than 6+yrs long expertise in Digital Marketing, Jitendra has been a marketing consultant, trainer, speaker and author of “Inside A Hustler’s Brain : In Pursuit of Financial Freedom” which has sold over 20,000 copies, worldwide. He has trained 3000+ digital marketing professionals till date and has been conducting Digital marketing workshops across the globe from 5+ yrs. His ultimate goal is to help people build businesses through digitization make them realize that dreams do come true if you stay driven. Check out his newly acquired websites WPCrew, Crazythemes, and DesignSkew