Monday, March 30, 2020

10 Articles Every Web Developer Should Read

Hello guys, how are you doing? I am back again with my list of 10 articles everyone should read. In the past, I have shared 10 articles every programmer should read, which has was loved a lot by you guys, and many readers appreciated and says they benefited a lot from them. I can understand that becuase feeling of discovering a great article is similar to finding gold in a salt-mine. The intent is full of tutorials and resources, but not all of them are good, and with such huge numbers, it has become increasingly difficult to find good resources, or should I call the gem of articles, which everybody wants to read.

That's why whenever I come across a good article, I bookmark it just to read it again and again and believe me, I have learned a thing or two every time I have learned those. Sometimes, a new insightful comment also leads to a new resource or add something you already know.

Another thing is that technology changes very fast, whatever I knew about web development 10 years ago is not enough in today's world of modern web development, and I need to keep myself updated. This is the situation of many programmers and web developers out there, but updating yourself and keeping pace with the technology is not really easy. It's much easier said than done.

I know online courses from Udemy and Pluarslight are great and the main resource to keep yourself up-to-date with a new set of technology, but at the same time, they are time-consuming. You need at least 10 hours to consume a 3-hour course or sometimes even more, and that's where this well-written, insightful article helps.




10 Articles Every Web Developer Should Read

Anyway, without wasting any more of your time, here is my list of 10 articles every web developer should read:

1. Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs

This is probably the best explanation I've ever seen about modern frontend development workflow, and if you are new to JavaScript or Web development, you must read this article. If you have looked at JavaScript 10 years ago and want to get up-to-speed quickly, definitely read this article And, if you want to learn more about JavaScript The Complete JavaScript Course by Jonas Schemdtmann on Udemy is the best course for web developers.

10 Articles Every Web Developer Should Read



2. The Web Developer RoadMap 2020

This is not just an article of the sort but a fantastic resource on what it takes to become a Web developer in 2020. It lists all the technologies and tools a Web developer should be familiar with. I really liked those mind-maps which appear now in many other places on the web. It effectively complements The Web Developer Bootcamp course, which teaches you most of the technologies mentioned in this roadmap.


10 Articles Every Software Developer Should Read



3. Web Architecture 101

The basic architecture concepts which I believe every web developer should learn and understand. If you have just started with web development, you may find it complicated, but it's worth reading. I won't say much, as the below diagram says it all.

And, If you’re looking for a complete course on web application and software architecture, I recommend checking out Web Application and Software Architecture 101. This is a useful course for anyone looking to strengthen their overall knowledge of software architecture.


10 Articles Every Programmer Should Read



4. Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaur

This is another masterpiece from Peter Jang, author of the very first article in this list, but this time, he has covered CSS, another pillar of web development. To be honest, like JavaScript, CSS has also changed a lot, and if you haven't used CSS for a long time, this article will bring you up to speed.

And, if you want to learn more, in a much-structured way, this Advanced CSS and Sass: Flexbox, Grid and more by Jonas Schedtmann is another great resource to follow-up. The best thing is that both of these articles are free articles on Medium, which means they are not under the paywall.


10 Articles Every Web Designer Should Read




5. Learn these JavaScript fundamentals and become a better developer

The power of JavaScript lies in its simplicity, and Knowing the JavaScript fundamentals makes us better at understanding and using the language. This article will teach you some JavaScript fundamentals which many web developers overlook.

 If you want to learn more, you can also read the author's Discover Functional JavaScript book, which was named one of the best new Functional Programming books by BookAuthority!


10 Articles Every JavaScript developer Should Read


6. What exactly is Node.js

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment. Sounds great, but what does that mean? How does that work? All of these questions have been answered in this article. Since Node.js is a must for any serious web developer in today's world, a good understanding of Node.js goes a long way.

This is the best article to learn and understand Node.js, but if you want to learn more, The Complete Node.js Developer Course by Andrew J. Mead on Udemy is another awesome resource.


10 Articles Every Node.js developer Should Read



7. Top 10 JavaScript Frameworks to Learn in 2020

This is another fantastic article with a list of fantastic JavaScript frameworks for both frontend and backend development like Angular, Reactjs, Nodejs, etc. It will teach you the key technologies and frameworks needed to become a modern front-end and back-end developer.

This article also contains resources like The Complete 2020 Web Development Bootcamp course by Angela Yu where you can learn those Javascript frameworks. I strongly recommend to read them, especially if you want to become a full-stack Web Developer.

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8. How I landed a full stack developer job without a tech degree or work experience

There is no better way to learn but form other people's experience, and this article presents an opportunity to learn how the author manages to find a full stack web developer job without relevant work experience, no tech degree, and not even a year of active coding experience.


9. 13 Noteworthy Points from Google's JavaScript Style Guide

For anyone who isn't already familiar with it, Google puts out a style guide for writing JavaScript that lays out (what Google believes to be) the best stylistic practices for writing clean, understandable code. Another great resource for JavaScript developers.


10. RESTful API Designing guidelines - The best practices

REST APIs have transformed how the web should function. It's also paved a road for mobile devices showing content from the web. Facebook, Google, Github, Netflix, and few other tech giants have given a chance to the developers to consume their data through APIs and became a platform for them.

This article teaches you some hard-earned best practices for designing your own REST APIs. Though, if you are new to REST, I first suggest you go through REST Fundamentals By Howard Dierking on Pluralsight before attempting these best practices.

10 Articles Every REST API developer Should Read


11. I am harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here's how.

This may not teach you anything with respect to Web development, but its a really interesting and educational article with respect to security on the web. It also explains the vulnerability of modern web development, which is very dependent upon NPM.

I know 10 articles are a lot, and there is no room for a bonus article, but this one is worth reading for both entertainment and educational purpose.



That's all about some of the best articles every Web developer should read. If you haven't read them yet, please go and read, they are an awesome resource and provides useful insights about day-to-day work and technologies a web developer use.

If you know, any other good article which you think should be on this list, feel free to drop a note, and if you like my curation, then don't forget to share it with your friends and colleagues. It will motivate me to share some awesome gems in the future.


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Btw, if you want to find such articles yourself, Medium is a great place to find them, no surprise, many of these articles are published on Medium, HackerNoon, and Freecodecamp. 

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