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Introduction to Web Development

What is Web?

World Wide Web, WWW or simply Web is a subset of the internet consisting of the pages that can be accessed by a web browser & web browser needs an internet to access the  web. The world wide web (WWW) was orginally designed in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee. Web pages are formatted in a Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). HTML language allows users to click through pages on the web via links. The Web uses HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) to transmit data & share information. Browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Brave are used to access Web pages which are connected via links.

Many people think that Web & internet are same. Web is not the same as the internet. The Web is just one of the ways by which information is shared over the internet.

What is Web Development?

Web Development is the creating & maintenance of websites for the internet. Web Development can range from developing a simple static page of plan text to complex web applications. It’s the work that happens behind the scenes to make a website look great & work fast. It also includes Web design, Web Programming & Database management.

In short, Web Development means all the actions required to build, maintain & manage a website.

There are three main types of Web Development:

  1. Frontend Web Development
  2. Backend Web Development
  3. Full Stack Web Development
  1. Frontend Web Development:- Frontend Web Development is the development of the graphical user interface of a website, with the help of frontend technologies like HTML,CSS & JavaScript. Frontend of the website allow users to view the web content. Frontend web development is also known as Client-side web development.
  1. Backend Web Development:-  Backend Web Development is also known as Server-side web development. Backend web developers build the logical part of the website. There responsibilities is to write code that allows a database & an application to communicate with one another. Backend developers maintain the backend of a website which includes database, servers & API’s . Php, Java, Python, SQL are the languages used in backend development.
  1. Full Stack Web Development:-  So far we have discussed about what is frontend & backend development and what they involve, now it’s time to learn what is Full Stack Web Development.

Full Stack Web Development is the development of both frontend & backend. As the name indicates Full Stack means full stack of technology that makes up a website.

 The responsibilities of Full Stack Web Developers is to built a web application or websites from scratch. They work on the frontend, backend, database & debugging of websites.  

Who is a Web Developer?

A Web Developer is a Programmer or Coder who can create websites. Web Developers work independently as freelancers or with any organization to create websites apart from that they can also create paid courses and sell them online. Depending on the job Web Developers may focus on frontend, which involves designing sites and allow users to read the web content or backend, which involves handling users input and store the information in database.

According to indeed.com 7lac Rs is an average salary of a full stack web developer in India. So it is also a better carrier option.  

Summary

. Web was orginally designed in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee.

. Web is a subset of the internet consisting of the pages that can be accessed by a web browser.

. Web pages are formatted in a HTML language.

. Web Development is the creating and maintenance of websites.

. Web Development can range from developing a simple static page of plan text to complex web applications.

. There are three main types of Web Development:

  1. Frontend Web Development.
  2. Backend Web Development
  3. Full Stack Web Development

. Frontend Web Development is the procedure of the designing the user interface of the website. HTML, CSS and JavaScript are the languages used for frontend.

. Backend Web Development mainly focuses on backend logic, which includes handling users input and store the information in database. PHP, Java, SQL are the languages used for backend.

. Full Stack Web Development is the development of both frontend and backend.

. Web Developer is someone who can create websites by writing code.

. Web Developers work as freelancers or with any organization to create websites.

. According to indeed.com 7lac Rs is an average salary of a full stack web developer in India.

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