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Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 11:02am On Mar 27, 2020
So, for some of us who started out teaching ourselves programming, one of the major challenges is knowing and following a defined pathway to becoming a junior developer. We tend to get distracted and demotivated and also, timing the learning process is somehow difficult.

So, what was your learning path(roadmap) to becoming a web developer, an app developer or really, any field? Also, if you're self-taught, kindly share the structure and pathway you're following. Thanks.

Cc:
Makavele
Maskky
Ibkayee
Lordpeckxy
Pcguru1
Peterincredible
codeigniter
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 11:29am On Mar 27, 2020
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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 12:19pm On Mar 27, 2020
To answer topic I'd recommended videos to any one going into programming. For JavaScript I chose, this is what's working for me so far.
A combination of these five YouTube teachers.
The Net Ninja
Dev Ed
Brad Traversy
Techsith
Web dev simplified
Always start a new topic with The Net Ninja. Node Js, rest APIs, OOP, mongo dB, whatever, never start with Traversy. He is more thorough and deeper but less beginner friendly.
Always think of techsith when searching for explanation of concepts like the 'this' keyword, scopes and closures, async/await etc.
Check DevEd for an all-round additional knowledge on front and back end
Web dev simplified is magic with projects. Brad is too of course but web dev simplified doesn't overwhelm even beginners.
I can't stress enough the importance of books.
Here's some of the books you shouldn't miss for a JAVASCRIPT newbie.
1) Beginning JavaScript 5th edition
2) You don't know JS all five books of the series(keep for last)
3) JavaScript functions objects and arrays by Tony de Araujo.
Big NOTE!! In learning JavaScript from videos you will hardly be informed about the need for learning such things as the SOLID principle, algorithms and data structure. That's why you can't take research for granted
A book a recommend when going into data structure
1) A common sense guide to data structure and algorithms.
Dont be scared of the name, Algorithms is really all about being adept at manipulating arrays and object to make them into desired new outputs. Take time out to learn array and object methods and work on problems on freecodecamp.
Most of all important PUT IN THE WORK
Stay hungry never let failed vultures eat your dreams like carrion

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 1:04pm On Mar 27, 2020
crownedrookie:
To answer topic I'd recommended videos to any one going into programming. For JavaScript I chose, this is what's working for me so far.
A combination of these five YouTube teachers.
The Net Ninja
Dev Ed
Brad Traversy
Techsith
Web dev simplified
Always start a new topic with The Net Ninja. Node Js, rest APIs, OOP, mongo dB, whatever, never start with Traversy. He is more thorough and deeper but less beginner friendly.
Always think of techsith when searching for explanation of concepts like the 'this' keyword, scopes and closures, async/await etc.
Check DevEd for an all-round additional knowledge on front and back end
Web dev simplified is magic with projects. Brad is too of course but web dev simplified doesn't overwhelm even beginners.
I can't stress enough the importance of books.
Here's some of the books you shouldn't miss for a JAVASCRIPT newbie.
1) Beginning JavaScript 5th edition
2) You don't know JS all five books of the series(keep for last)
3) JavaScript functions objects and arrays by Tony de Araujo.
Big NOTE!! In learning JavaScript from videos you will hardly be informed about the need for learning such things as the SOLID principle, algorithms and data structure. That's why you can't take research for granted
A book a recommend when going into data structure
1) A common sense guide to data structure and algorithms.
Dont be scared of the name, Algorithms is really all about being adept at manipulating arrays and object to make them into desired new outputs. Take time out to learn array and object methods and work on problems on freecodecamp.
Most of all important PUT IN THE WORK
Stay hungry never let failed vultures eat your dreams like carrion
Not really the answer the question was about as this is emphasizing on JavaScript and resources for learning it. Nonetheless helpful contribution to people who may need it.


Subsequent contributors should take note to outline just the roadmap for e.g say start from learning this to this and end with that.

Actually, I think I've found my answer with Brad's video on web development 2020.

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 1:08pm On Mar 27, 2020
Grandlord:
Not really the answer the question was about as this is emphasizing on JavaScript and resources for learning it. Nonetheless helpful contribution to people who may need it.


Subsequent contributors should take note to outline just the roadmap for e.g say start from learning this to this and end with that.

Actually, I think I've found my answer with Brad's video on web development 2020.

That's why brad is there. In learning web dev you don't only download the core tutorials but also what they call 'talk' videos. I have a folder full of them. I assumed anyone fully understanding what 'research' means wouldn't ignore a video by his teacher that says 'Guide to being a self taught developer 2020'
Videos like 'common mistakes made by programmers', 'things I wish I knew as a programmer' etc from techsith and DevEd are also useful

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 1:18pm On Mar 27, 2020
crownedrookie:

That's why brad is there. In learning web dev you don't only download the core tutorials but also what they call 'talk' videos. I have a folder full of them. I assumed anyone fully understanding what 'research' means wouldn't ignore a video by his teacher that says 'Guide to being a self taught developer 2020'
Videos like 'common mistakes made by programmers', 'things I wish I knew as a programmer' etc from techsith and DevEd are also useful
Now you're making sense cool
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by arejibadz(m): 3:04pm On Mar 27, 2020
crownedrookie:

That's why brad is there. In learning web dev you don't only download the core tutorials but also what they call 'talk' videos. I have a folder full of them. I assumed anyone fully understanding what 'research' means wouldn't ignore a video by his teacher that says 'Guide to being a self taught developer 2020'
Videos like 'common mistakes made by programmers', 'things I wish I knew as a programmer' etc from techsith and DevEd are also useful
please whats your location i need the vids
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Nobody: 5:46pm On Mar 27, 2020
crownedrookie:
.
What's this brothel patronizer doing here?

Well, I was about to write extensively from personal experience but on sighting this primate here @ crownedrookie has killed the instinct.

Not to disrespect the topic owner @ Grandlord I will ignore the primate and write a response in my next reply.
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 5:50pm On Mar 27, 2020
Cakephp:

What's this brothel patronizer doing here?

Well, I was about to write extensively from personal experience but sighting this primate here @ crownedrookie has killed the instinct.

Good luck.
Lmao
"I was about to"
"I posted a topic about blah blah blah with my other account"
Lmao. This unemployed monkey keeps disgracing himself with his foolishness.
The only hard proofs on this your account is your pathetic solicitations for who will buy your stolen scripts. That and your obvious presence in the sexuality section.
Keep thriving in your delusions
Audio zuckerberg

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 5:54pm On Mar 27, 2020
Cakephp:

What's this brothel patronizer doing here?

Well, I was about to write extensively from personal experience but sighting this primate here @ crownedrookie has killed the instinct.

Good luck.
For your info my message you quoted was me asking him to remove my name from the list cos I frankly feel disgusted having me and a pathetic, jobless wastrel like you who is more interested in what is in other men's pants than his own failed career mentioned in the same list. That would be a strong incentive to quit.
Nevertheless I contributed my quota. Do yours and tell us how you spent 6 years building portfolio only to end your career on nairaland selling dead scripts. Failure
My friend who started web dev in 2017 is about leaving a job that pays him 350k monthly. Keep disgracing yourself forming programming legend on nairaland.
Shameless faggott
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 6:12pm On Mar 27, 2020
Cakephp:

What's this brothel patronizer doing here?

Well, I was about to write extensively from personal experience but on sighting this primate here @ crownedrookie has killed the instinct.

Not to disrespect the topic owner @ Grandlord I will ignore the primate and write a response in my next reply.
Think deep and hard about how you wish your life went. Then write it down. It might help with your depression for now. But don't forget to stop spending all your free time fantasizing about other men's sexual lives and get in front of your computer to up your game and possibly better your wretched life ok?
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Nobody: 7:00pm On Mar 27, 2020
started from HTML (nd now we're here lol) which didn't take more than two weeks to master.

Next was CSS which lasted for about a month or so..

Next was Graphics Design for web development which did not take time.
I also learnt how to create 2D animations because I was really interested in designs .
Presently, we use CSS3 and JavaScript combination to create animations and transitional effects [/b].

Next, I took a break and started building websites to test my skills. Also I was a student throughout my learning years.
Within the period of one year I had deployed several websites for showoffs to impress friends lol
built portals where past questions was sold to jambites I was already making real money by this time(even though I was still learning).

Next, I ignored JavaScript(even though I already scratched a little bit of it) and delved straight into PHP which was very sweet.
By this time I was already building real life applications for people(free of charge, though I was also making small cash sha..).
I also scratched a little bit of Python, Java, et all but I later settled for PHP.

Next was database administration which was also very sweet.
Normalization and complex queries was scratched.

Next, I came back to JavaScript the love of my life which I took for granted lol.

And then finally, I scratched a little bit of android app development using the various JavaScript frameworks.

Nowadays we really work with frameworks though.
I like Cakephp lol and codeigniter.

I wouldn't want to write about the resources and materials I consulted during my learning years.
I have physical notebooks on those subjects.

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 8:18pm On Mar 27, 2020
Cakephp:
started from HTML (nd now we're here lol) which didn't take more than two weeks to master.

Next was CSS which lasted for about a month or so..

Next was Graphics Design for web development which did not take time.
I also learnt how to create 2D animations because I was really interested in designs .
Presently, we use CSS3 and JavaScript combination to create animations and transitional effects [/b].

Next, I took a break and started building websites to test my skills. Also I was a student throughout my learning years.
Within the period of one year I had deployed several websites for showoffs to impress friends lol
built portals where past questions was sold to jambites I was already making real money by this time(even though I was still learning).

Next, I ignored JavaScript(even though I already scratched a little bit of it) and delved straight into PHP which was very sweet.
By this time I was already building real life applications for people(free of charge, though I was also making small cash sha..).
I also scratched a little bit of Python, Java, et all but I later settled for PHP.

Next was database administration which was also very sweet.
Normalization and complex queries was scratched.

Next, I came back to JavaScript the love of my life which I took for granted lol.

And then finally, I scratched a little bit of android app development using the various JavaScript frameworks.

Nowadays we really work with frameworks though.
I like Cakephp lol and codeigniter.

I wouldn't want to write about the resources and materials I consulted during my learning years.
I have physical notebooks on those subjects.

Your roadmap wasn't really straightforward but it's a nice contribution nonetheless smiley
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Nobody: 10:08pm On Mar 27, 2020
Grandlord:
Your roadmap wasn't really straightforward but it's a nice contribution nonetheless smiley
Lol there were times I had to suspend everything to face my studies because I couldn't find a balance.

As soon as I finished my course work you need to see the way I was fvcking JavaScript and related frameworks.
I personally dragged react native to the floor, removed her pants and fvcked raw on tiles wink

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 11:39pm On Mar 28, 2020
The re.tard above me omitted a very vital part of his road map to becoming a fake programmer. How he shamelessly blackmails people on nairaland and tries to extort money. He's here posting rubbish looking for people to mentor into failure. Transact with him at your own risk.
https://www.nairaland.com/5681892/scam-alert-he-scam-fraud#86571995

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Lordpeckxy(m): 7:21am On Mar 29, 2020
HTML: Started with The sololearn app(very Indepth and interesting), Read lots of PDFs(Including HTML books for Professionals written by the people of stack overflow), used sites like JavatPoint.com to leverage my skills

CSS: Using more of the resources I used earlier to educate my self, started creating static websites, apps and port folios.

JavaScript: Sololeran was there, Videos From Lynda was there, JavatPoint was there, W3school was not excluded, FreeCodeCamp, Good people of StackOverflow. Created I can't count apps and website, became a freelancer, Created PW-Apps, Even the clocking system for examination for my school, e-libriaries etc.

PHP: hahaha, with the help of my gathered resources with the little i learnt, Created a Cloud platform for my dept in skul to facilitate direct Result checking, Created a Secured election web app, Currently building a web app(Generate reports, receipts, get Infos etc) stored in MysQl database based on a contract.
Still: developing my E-commerce system with my own construted server....
Yeah did i forget that I start powering servers.!!
Its been a Journey like wow...
Still aiming for the top(Of course I know there is no top).!!

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 7:47am On Mar 29, 2020
Lordpeckxy:
HTML: Started with The sololearn app(very Indepth and interesting), Read lots of PDFs(Including HTML books for Professionals written by the people of stack overflow), used sites like JavatPoint.com to leverage my skills

CSS: Using more of the resources I used earlier to educate my self, started creating static websites, apps and port folios.

JavaScript: Sololeran was there, Videos From Lynda was there, JavatPoint was there, W3school was not excluded, FreeCodeCamp, Good people of StackOverflow. Created I can't count apps and website, became a freelancer, Created PW-Apps, Even the clocking system for examination for my school, e-libriaries etc.

PHP: hahaha, with the help of my gathered resources with the little i learnt, Created a Cloud platform for my dept in skul to facilitate direct Result checking, Created a Secured election web app, Currently building a web app(Generate reports, receipts, get Infos etc) stored in MysQl database based on a contract.
Still: developing my E-commerce system with my own construted server....
Yeah did i forget that I start powering servers.!!
Its been a Journey like wow...
Still aiming for the top(Of course I know there is no top).!!
shocked shocked
Bros u don do thingssss
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Taofeekdboy(m): 8:07am On Mar 29, 2020
To get started, I am a Graphic Designer and was tired of doing one skill, I venture into programming.

I started learning Python which took me 3 weeks to master all the basics, then I was like is that all?. I made a research on mobile development and web development, opted for web development, decided to go for Django because of its heavyweight and full stack development over flask. Well it has been 6 months of learning Django, the learning curve gets deeper everyday and have built alot of projects with Django such as; functional blogs, Super Heros websites I built for my company, colleague management system I built for my company as well.

In between, I was learning Javascript, mastered the basics within a week because of my Python knowledge, I started learning React, I built some websites with Django as my backend, React as my frontend, apps like where you can search for player and team details in the world.

My Learning Curve
Python(Advance python)
Django
JavaScript
React
Angular(little knowledge)
Java(intermediate)

Right now, I am working on an ecommerce website integrated with stripe payment, music app with React and Django.
It was not that easy combining all of this with my job but dedication, passion have made it possible.

All courses I took are from Udemy and Mosh Hamedani, the latter is a guru and a good mentor.

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 9:29am On Mar 29, 2020
Lordpeckxy:
HTML: Started with The sololearn app(very Indepth and interesting), Read lots of PDFs(Including HTML books for Professionals written by the people of stack overflow), used sites like JavatPoint.com to leverage my skills

CSS: Using more of the resources I used earlier to educate my self, started creating static websites, apps and port folios.

JavaScript: Sololeran was there, Videos From Lynda was there, JavatPoint was there, W3school was not excluded, FreeCodeCamp, Good people of StackOverflow. Created I can't count apps and website, became a freelancer, Created PW-Apps, Even the clocking system for examination for my school, e-libriaries etc.

PHP: hahaha, with the help of my gathered resources with the little i learnt, Created a Cloud platform for my dept in skul to facilitate direct Result checking, Created a Secured election web app, Currently building a web app(Generate reports, receipts, get Infos etc) stored in MysQl database based on a contract.
Still: developing my E-commerce system with my own construted server....
Yeah did i forget that I start powering servers.!!
Its been a Journey like wow...
Still aiming for the top(Of course I know there is no top).!!
Impressive step-by-step, project-based approach. Nice one cool
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 9:33am On Mar 29, 2020
Taofeekdboy:
To get started, I am a Graphic Designer and was tired of doing one skill, I venture into programming.

I started learning Python which took me 3 weeks to master all the basics, then I was like is that all?. I made a research on mobile development and web development, opted for web development, decided to go for Django because of its heavyweight and full stack development over flask. Well it has been 6 months of learning Django, the learning curve gets deeper everyday and have built alot of projects with Django such as; functional blogs, Super Heros websites I built for my company, colleague management system I built for my company as well.

In between, I was learning Javascript, mastered the basics within a week because of my Python knowledge, I started learning React, I built some websites with Django as my backend, React as my frontend, apps like where you can search for player and team details in the world.

My Learning Curve
Python(Advance python)
Django
JavaScript
React
Angular(little knowledge)
Java(intermediate)

Right now, I am working on an ecommerce website integrated with stripe payment, music app with React and Django.
It was not that easy combining all of this with my job but dedication, passion have made it possible.

All courses I took are from Udemy and Mosh Hamedani, the latter is a guru and a good mentor.
Your approach is similar to mine i.e from backend to frontend. Splendid cool

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 1:06pm On Mar 29, 2020
crownedrookie:
To answer topic I'd recommended videos to any one going into programming. For JavaScript I chose, this is what's working for me so far.
A combination of these five YouTube teachers.
The Net Ninja
Dev Ed
Brad Traversy
Techsith
Web dev simplified
Always start a new topic with The Net Ninja. Node Js, rest APIs, OOP, mongo dB, whatever, never start with Traversy. He is more thorough and deeper but less beginner friendly.
Always think of techsith when searching for explanation of concepts like the 'this' keyword, scopes and closures, async/await etc.
Check DevEd for an all-round additional knowledge on front and back end
Web dev simplified is magic with projects. Brad is too of course but web dev simplified doesn't overwhelm even beginners.
I can't stress enough the importance of books.
Here's some of the books you shouldn't miss for a JAVASCRIPT newbie.
1) Beginning JavaScript 5th edition
2) You don't know JS all five books of the series(keep for last)
3) JavaScript functions objects and arrays by Tony de Araujo.
Big NOTE!! In learning JavaScript from videos you will hardly be informed about the need for learning such things as the SOLID principle, algorithms and data structure. That's why you can't take research for granted
A book a recommend when going into data structure
1) A common sense guide to data structure and algorithms.
Dont be scared of the name, Algorithms is really all about being adept at manipulating arrays and object to make them into desired new outputs. Take time out to learn array and object methods and work on problems on freecodecamp.
Most of all important PUT IN THE WORK
Stay hungry never let failed vultures eat your dreams like carrion

Why didn't you mentioned the book " Eloquent JavaScript'
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 1:53pm On Mar 29, 2020
Grandlord:
Not really the answer the question was about as this is emphasizing on JavaScript and resources for learning it. Nonetheless helpful contribution to people who may need it.


Subsequent contributors should take note to outline just the roadmap for e.g say start from learning this to this and end with that.

Actually, I think I've found my answer with Brad's video on web development 2020.

Yea, the dude didn't answered the question but at least he provided some helpful learning resources. I was about referring you to Brad video about web development roadmap for 2020 when I saw your post. You can also check out CodeStackr Web Development Practical Roadmap 2020.

As for me, am a self taught front end web developer and here is how I got started.

Right from onset, I love design and I knew I wanted to be a front end web developer building and designing sites and web apps.

I searched online for how to become a front end web developer and I was welcomed by answers suggesting that I learn HTML, CSS and JS. I also meet some pro web developers during a particular Google Developers Fest I attended and I was told to learn HTML, CSS and JS if I want to be a front end web developer.

Now, having know what I need to learn, the next thing is to get learning resources. Coming from a non-computer science background and with no cash for coding bootcamp, I decided to teach myself coding.

I start by downloading w3schools offline version, ebooks and some video tutorials and courses on HTML, CSS and JS worth over 300GB.

After getting the learning resources, the next thing is to get my hands dirty and start learning.

Firstly, I started with HTML. HTML is f**king, oh sorry, I mean pretty simple. In less than 2 weeks I was done with HTML. Note: if you are about to learn HTML, just focus on the basics, understand them and build some simple stuff. Even if it look shitty, just put your HTML knowledge to practice.

Secondly, after I was done with HTML, I was eager to lay my hands on CSS. And yes, CSS is super awesome and beautiful. It brought life and energy to my shitty HTML pages. CSS is super big and it took me sometime to master it, but it was fun and interesting. CSS including advanced CSS and Responsive Design took me 3months.

While learning CSS well enough I started building some projects including replicating some designs I saw on dribbble.

After learning CSS, I proceeded to learning a CSS preprocessor (Stylus, Less and Sass, I chose Sass, don't ask me why). A CSS preprocessor makes your CSS super dope and it also adds superpower to it and in fact, it can make your CSS fly, yes it give them wings.

Not only did I learn a CSS preprocessor, I also choose a CSS framework too and that's where bootstrap comes in. Bootstrap is cool, I love it. It make my CSS a while lot better and it's easier to learn. Actually, there are many CSS frameworks but I decided to chose bootstrap due to it's popularity and a while lot of coys and developers are using it and not only that, most front end developer jobs I have seen so far requires knowing it.

After completing my CSS journey, I moved to learning JS. I just started learning JS and it ain't funny but am trying to grab it. I have some some courses and ebooks am going through and I hope I get better at it. Recently, I read it somewhere online that jQuery too ain't bad so I after am done learning JS. So once am dome with JS, I will be learning jQuery and then i will proceed to learn a JS framework but for now I really want to sit my ass down and master JS and also build some mouth breaking and eye popping (am not sure if those words exist, you can google sha) projects.

Resources:::

YouTube Channels

1. Brad Traversy (me and Dev Ed call him daddy, he is the web development daddy on YouTube)

2. DevEd - This dude has a playful way of teaching. His videos are good. Sometimes, I think he is too playful

3. Web Development Simplified - His tutorials are simple and straight to the point.

4. NetNinja - This guy sabi break tutorials down. Most of his videos are in series and are very educative.

5. 6. 7. & 8. AcadeMind, Julio Codes, Easy Tutorials and Online Tutorials


Books

1. You Don't Know JS by one Kylier Something like that. The book is in series and up to 5 I think

2. Eloquent JavaScript. (can't remember the author's name

3. HTML & CSS: Build and design websites by john duckett.

4. HTML and CSS by Shay Howe.

You can get all these books in PDF version on pdfdrive.com

Udemy Courses

1. Web Development Courses By Jonas Schmedtmann

2.JS Course by Wes Bos and

3. Complete CSS course by Acade Mind.

Other resources::::

Codecademy, Scrimba.com, Css-tricks.com


Thanks. If you've got any questions or front web development gigs for me just quote me.

Thanks.

***drops mics and wait for other comments and quotes***

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Taofeekdboy(m): 2:10pm On Mar 29, 2020
RemiAbdulSamad:
Yea, the dude didn't answered the question but at least he provided some helpful learning resources. I was about referring you to Brad video about web development roadmap for 2020 when I saw your post. You can also check out CodeStackr Web Development Practical Roadmap 2020.

As for me, am a self taught front end web developer and here is how I got started.

Right from onset, I love design and I knew I wanted to be a front end web developer building and designing sites and web apps.

I searched online for how to become a front end web developer and I was welcomed by answers suggesting that I learn HTML, CSS and JS. I also meet some pro wen developers during a particular Google Developers Fest I attended and I was told to learn HTML, CSS and JS if I want to be a front end web developer.

Now, having know what I need to learn, the next thing is to get learning resources. Coming from a non-computer science background and with no cash for coding bootcamp, I decided to teach myself coding.

I start by downloading w3schools offline version, ebooks and some video tutorials and courses on HTML, CSS and JS worth over 300GB.

After getting the learning resources, the next thing is to get my hands dirty and start learning.

Firstly, I started with HTML. HTML is f**king, oh sorry, I mean pretty simple. In less than 2 weeks I was done with HTML. Note: if you are about to learn HTML, just focus on the basics, understand them and build some simple stuff. Even if it look shitty, just put your HTML knowledge to practice.

Secondly, after I was done with HTML, I was eager to lay my hands on CSS. And yes, CSS is super awesome and beautiful. It brought life and energy to my shitty HTML pages. HTML is super big and it took me sometime to master it, but it was fun and interesting. CSS including advanced CSS and Responsive Design took me 3months.

While learning CSS well enough I started building some projects including replicating some designs I saw on dribbble.

After learning CSS, I proceeded to learning a CSS preprocessor (Stylus, Less and Sass, I chose Sass, don't ask me why). A CSS preprocessor makes your CSS super dope and it also adds superpower to it and in fact, it can make your CSS fly, yes it give them wings.

Not only did I learn a CSS preprocessor, I also choose a CSS framework too and that's where bootstrap comes in. Bootstrap is cool, I love it. It make my CSS a while lot better and it's easier to learn. Actually, there are many CSS frameworks but I decided to chose bootstrap due to it's popularity and a while lot of coys and developers are using it and not only that, most front end developer jobs I have seen so far requires knowing it.

After completing my CSS journey, I moved to learning JS. I just started learning JS and it ain't funny but am trying to grab it. I have some some courses and ebooks am going through and I hope I get better at it. Recently, I read it somewhere online that jQuery too ain't bad so I after am done learning JS. So once am dome with JS, I will be learning jQuery and then i will proceed to learn a JS framework but for now I really want to sit my ass down and master JS and also build some mouth breaking and eye popping (am not sure if those words exist, you can google sha) projects.

Resources:::

YouTube Channela

1. Brad Traversy (me and Dev Ed call him daddy, he is the web development daddy on YouTube)

2. DevEd - This dude has a playful way of teaching. His videos are good. Sometimes, I think he is too playful

3. Web Development Simplified - His tutorials are simple and straight to the point.

4. NetNinja - This guy sabi break tutorials down. Most of his videos are in series and are very educative.

5. 6. 7. & 8. AcadeMind, Julio Codes, Easy Tutorials and Online Tutorials


Books

1. You Don't Know JS by one Kylier Something like that. The book is in series and up to 5 I think

2. You don't know JS. (can't remember the author's name

3. HTML & CSS: Build and design websites by john duckett.

4. HTML and CSS by Shay Howe.

You can get all these books in PDF version on pdfdrive.com

Udemy Courses

1. Web Development Courses By Jonas Scehedemant

2.JS Course by Wes Bos and

3. Complete CSS course by Acade Mind.

Other resources::::

Codecademy, Scrimba.com, Css-tricks.com


Thanks. If you've got any questions or front web development gigs for me just quote me.

Thanks.

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That's very good and awesome but I will suggest or advise you to go for JS frameworks first before jumping to JQuery because according to online stats, many developers are leaving JQuery for React, Angular or Vue... I learnt JQuery for a bit but learning how to use React or Vue is much more better and will simplify your work.
Though nothing is better than having full knowledge of vanilla JavaScript but JS frameworks make life easier and super fast to build web apps. Just my suggestion tho.
Good job on your learning curve��

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by crownedrookie(m): 2:17pm On Mar 29, 2020
RemiAbdulSamad:


Why didn't you mentioned the book " Eloquent JavaScript'
I don't understand. Is there a reason why I must?
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 2:42pm On Mar 29, 2020
Taofeekdboy:
That's very good and awesome but I will suggest or advise you to go for JS frameworks first before jumping to JQuery because according to online stats, many developers are leaving JQuery for React, Angular or Vue... I learnt JQuery for a bit but learning how to use React or Vue is much more better and will simplify your work.
Though nothing is better than having full knowledge of vanilla JavaScript but JS frameworks make life easier and super fast to build web apps. Just my suggestion tho.
Good job on your learning curve��
Thanks for your suggestion bro. Once am done learning JS I will pick a framework before heading for jQuery. With regards to framework, am thinking of going for Vue, it's not that popular, easier to learn than other JS framework and it's gaining traction. What do you think?
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Taofeekdboy(m): 3:05pm On Mar 29, 2020
RemiAbdulSamad:
Thanks for your suggestion bro. Once am done learning JS I will pick a framework before heading for jQuery. With regards to framework, am thinking of going for Vue, it's not that popular, easier to learn than other JS framework and it's gaining traction. What do you think?
Yes bro, though I haven't started learning Vue but have read about it as well, more developers are jumping to it, and it's gaining popularity but why I prefer React is because it has a larger community and when you reach a brickwall, you can easily get solution to your problem but I am thinking of learning Vue at a later time.
You can choose between React or Vue but don't jump into Angular now unless you have a big projects you wanna work on because of its learning curve, very wide and steep learning curve. React is bae and easy to learn as well.
I still prefer React to Vue tho.
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 3:12pm On Mar 29, 2020
RemiAbdulSamad:
Yea, the dude didn't answered the question but at least he provided some helpful learning resources. I was about referring you to Brad video about web development roadmap for 2020 when I saw your post. You can also check out CodeStackr Web Development Practical Roadmap 2020.

As for me, am a self taught front end web developer and here is how I got started.

Right from onset, I love design and I knew I wanted to be a front end web developer building and designing sites and web apps.

I searched online for how to become a front end web developer and I was welcomed by answers suggesting that I learn HTML, CSS and JS. I also meet some pro wen developers during a particular Google Developers Fest I attended and I was told to learn HTML, CSS and JS if I want to be a front end web developer.

Now, having know what I need to learn, the next thing is to get learning resources. Coming from a non-computer science background and with no cash for coding bootcamp, I decided to teach myself coding.

I start by downloading w3schools offline version, ebooks and some video tutorials and courses on HTML, CSS and JS worth over 300GB.

After getting the learning resources, the next thing is to get my hands dirty and start learning.

Firstly, I started with HTML. HTML is f**king, oh sorry, I mean pretty simple. In less than 2 weeks I was done with HTML. Note: if you are about to learn HTML, just focus on the basics, understand them and build some simple stuff. Even if it look shitty, just put your HTML knowledge to practice.

Secondly, after I was done with HTML, I was eager to lay my hands on CSS. And yes, CSS is super awesome and beautiful. It brought life and energy to my shitty HTML pages. HTML is super big and it took me sometime to master it, but it was fun and interesting. CSS including advanced CSS and Responsive Design took me 3months.

While learning CSS well enough I started building some projects including replicating some designs I saw on dribbble.

After learning CSS, I proceeded to learning a CSS preprocessor (Stylus, Less and Sass, I chose Sass, don't ask me why). A CSS preprocessor makes your CSS super dope and it also adds superpower to it and in fact, it can make your CSS fly, yes it give them wings.

Not only did I learn a CSS preprocessor, I also choose a CSS framework too and that's where bootstrap comes in. Bootstrap is cool, I love it. It make my CSS a while lot better and it's easier to learn. Actually, there are many CSS frameworks but I decided to chose bootstrap due to it's popularity and a while lot of coys and developers are using it and not only that, most front end developer jobs I have seen so far requires knowing it.

After completing my CSS journey, I moved to learning JS. I just started learning JS and it ain't funny but am trying to grab it. I have some some courses and ebooks am going through and I hope I get better at it. Recently, I read it somewhere online that jQuery too ain't bad so I after am done learning JS. So once am dome with JS, I will be learning jQuery and then i will proceed to learn a JS framework but for now I really want to sit my ass down and master JS and also build some mouth breaking and eye popping (am not sure if those words exist, you can google sha) projects.

Resources:::

YouTube Channela

1. Brad Traversy (me and Dev Ed call him daddy, he is the web development daddy on YouTube)

2. DevEd - This dude has a playful way of teaching. His videos are good. Sometimes, I think he is too playful

3. Web Development Simplified - His tutorials are simple and straight to the point.

4. NetNinja - This guy sabi break tutorials down. Most of his videos are in series and are very educative.

5. 6. 7. & 8. AcadeMind, Julio Codes, Easy Tutorials and Online Tutorials


Books

1. You Don't Know JS by one Kylier Something like that. The book is in series and up to 5 I think

2. You don't know JS. (can't remember the author's name

3. HTML & CSS: Build and design websites by john duckett.

4. HTML and CSS by Shay Howe.

You can get all these books in PDF version on pdfdrive.com

Udemy Courses

1. Web Development Courses By Jonas Scehedemant

2.JS Course by Wes Bos and

3. Complete CSS course by Acade Mind.

Other resources::::

Codecademy, Scrimba.com, Css-tricks.com


Thanks. If you've got any questions or front web development gigs for me just quote me.

Thanks.

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You have a lot of energy and zeal cool

I've learnt HTML and CSS with Brad's videos and now I'm learning JavaScript from MDN(Mozilla developer network) tutorial articles. I love mdn because their articles are contributions from many top developers and also updated regularly. Also, their projects are dope cool

I'm looking to polish my HTML and CSS skills with MDN as well. I sort of half-arsed the Brad's video because I didn't think it was detailed enough.

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by makavele: 3:16pm On Mar 29, 2020
I shall be back

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Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 3:33pm On Mar 29, 2020
Taofeekdboy:

Yes bro, though I haven't started learning Vue but have read about it as well, more developers are jumping to it, and it's gaining popularity but why I prefer React is because it has a larger community and when you reach a brickwall, you can easily get solution to your problem but I am thinking of learning Vue at a later time.
You can choose between React or Vue but don't jump into Angular now unless you have a big projects you wanna work on because of its learning curve, very wide and steep learning curve. React is bae and easy to learn as well.
I still prefer React to Vue tho.
You are 100% right, there is a large community of React developers, not only that React is the most sought after by recruiters/companies among other frameworks. But I've got a feeling that with time Vue will definitely take the lead from React. With regards to angular, I ain't that much interested in it, but I think it won't be bad to know one or two things about it. Thanks for your time bro. Success to us!!!
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by RemiAbdulSamad(m): 3:43pm On Mar 29, 2020
Grandlord:
You have a lot of energy and zeal cool

I've learnt HTML and CSS with Brad's videos and now I'm learning JavaScript from MDN(Mozilla developer network) tutorial articles. I love mdn because their articles are contributions from many top developers and also updated regularly. Also, their projects are dope cool

I'm looking to polish my HTML and CSS skills with MDN as well. I sort of half-arsed the Brad's videos because I didn't think it was detailed enough.

Oh!! MDN. I hardly use the site, I prefer W3schools instead. They do provide detailed explanation nonetheless.

With regards to Brad videos, I think his best videos are the crash courses and the non-technical videos. Guys like NetNinja videos are more detailed than Brad's. You can also check out Kelvin Powell and Julio Codes, they offer practical and step by step videos.

And how can you describe your experience with JS. Am kinda finding it difficult to grab, got some tips to share

cc : Grandlord, Taofeekdboy
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by EngtTemmy(m): 3:52pm On Mar 29, 2020
Taofeekdboy:
To get started, I am a Graphic Designer and was tired of doing one skill, I venture into programming.

I started learning Python which took me 3 weeks to master all the basics, then I was like is that all?. I made a research on mobile development and web development, opted for web development, decided to go for Django because of its heavyweight and full stack development over flask. Well it has been 6 months of learning Django, the learning curve gets deeper everyday and have built alot of projects with Django such as; functional blogs, Super Heros websites I built for my company, colleague management system I built for my company as well.

In between, I was learning Javascript, mastered the basics within a week because of my Python knowledge, I started learning React, I built some websites with Django as my backend, React as my frontend, apps like where you can search for player and team details in the world.

My Learning Curve
Python(Advance python)
Django
JavaScript
React
Angular(little knowledge)
Java(intermediate)

Right now, I am working on an ecommerce website integrated with stripe payment, music app with React and Django.
It was not that easy combining all of this with my job but dedication, passion have made it possible.

All courses I took are from Udemy and Mosh Hamedani, the latter is a guru and a good mentor.
Please can I get udemy Django courses from you
Re: Share Your Road map To Becoming A Web Developer. by Grandlord: 4:03pm On Mar 29, 2020
RemiAbdulSamad:


Oh!! MDN. I hardly use the site, I prefer W3schools instead. They do provide detailed explanation nonetheless.

With regards to Brad videos, I think his best videos are the crash courses and the non-technical videos. Guys like NetNinja videos are more detailed than Brad's. You can also check out Kelvin Powell and Julio Codes, they offer practical and step by step videos.

And how can you describe your experience with JS. Am kinda finding it difficult to grab, got some tips to share

cc : Grandlord, Taofeekdboy
I get it that MDN can make you bang your head against the wall several times but I sort of like learning the hard way grin

I just figured out this is your first time learning an actual programming language because HTML and CSS are not really programming languages, so yes, you'll have some difficulty catching up. Well, JS is a good language but I started with python and I'd say it was easier understanding the basics of programming(variables, data types, conditionals, loops, functions, objects, classes etc) with it.

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