You open Google and search for Facebook, multiple results are shown, you click on the most relevant. It opens the login page, where you enter all the information and you are able to access your account and the task is successfully completed. Have you wondered, how does the entire process work? Or what made it all possible?
Well, to answer it simply, it happened and was made possible because of web development. It came into action when you opened Google, typed in – Facebook and went on with the rest of the procedure till the moment you closed your browser.
So, let us first understand what is web development?
The back end is what happens behind the curtain and the user can’t see i.e storage of information, keeping the data synced with the servers to ensure a flawless experience for the user etc. Some of the frequently used programming languages for backend development are – PHP, Ruby, ASP.NET, Perl, Java, Node.js, Python.
Now that we are clear about both the aspects of web development, let us discuss why learning web development at an early age can be an advantage.
- Get ahead of your peers:
There is a stiff competition amongst students and they are always on a lookout for opportunities that will make their profile stand-out. Web development is one such skill that will help make your resume stand out from your peers. With changing times and leap in technology, organizations either need a new website or are actively looking to add new features. The demand for web developers is high and will only increase with time. With sufficient knowledge and hard work, you might get an opportunity to work with a top company in the future as well.
- Development of analytical rigor:
Programming languages have been a part of our curriculum for a while and doing a training in school will provide you with enough experience and knowledge to pursue things of your own in the future. It also instills a sense of confidence and improves your ability to process and analyze, a trait that will help you at every stage of your life. Web development involves key aspects of decision making as there might be instances where you might have to improvise and make better decisions to achieve the objective.
- Explore your creative interests:
Creating a website is an artwork where the developer has to think about the key aspects of front and back-end development to ensure a smooth flow of information. To design a website which is simple to use, is interactive and returns the value as per command entered can only be achieved through creativity. With enough opportunities as a web developer, you can explore your creative sides while learning new skills and hone already attained.
In the last couple of decades, the biggest platforms that have come into existence and are now worth billions were developed using web development. The process of becoming a web developer might not be easy for some but the journey surely would help you grow holistically. So, if you are not sure about what to pursue later, a career in web development is something you can consider.
About the Author:Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform. (Internshala.com)