Everything you need to know about becoming a web developer with EPICODE
You might have heard a lot about web developers and software development lately - they're a hot topic right now. But what exactly is a web developer, what do they do, how much do they earn, and how do you become one? EPICODE explains all.
Web developers are a type of software developers specialised in the writing (through technical languages) of applications and services on the internet. It’s thanks to web programmers that you can purchase goods through an e-commerce site, monitor a current account through a home banking platform, or listen to a live concert on a streaming service.
The web developer is a key figure in many sectors. Thanks to the work of these professionals, it is possible to access, from almost any device on the market, a vast range of services and web platforms that ease the everyday lives of billions of people around the world.
Learn to code with EPICODE in six months, and only pay for your course when you find a job*
In the near future, therefore, it will be completely unthinkable for both companies and individual workers not to consider the world of web development and the vast ecosystem of related programming languages.
Type of web developers
Depending on the role they play within a team of developers or individually, web developers can broadly be divided into three categories:
Back-end developers work on the code “behind the scenes” - that is, the “core” components that actually animate the application, such as the API (Application Programming Interface) that manages the integration with the various cloud services, or the plugin that manages the uploaded image gallery.
A full-stack developer is a coder with several years of experience, who is able to manage every aspect of the development of a project designed for the web.
How do you become a developer?
To start a career as a web developer, you don’t necessarily have to attend a university course. It’s possible to gain the skills and experience you need with an online course.
To work as a web developer, it’s good practice to get learning a number of languages and frameworks that are necessary to be able to design modern websites and apps:
- HTML / CSS
- Express JS
Alongside these skills, programming some types of web applications and websites also requires knowledge of MySQL and other RDBMs (Relational Database Management Systems) as well as the NoSQL storage solutions.
How much does a web developer earn?
According to recent research, the average wage of a web developer ranges from 25.000 to 50.000 euros per year. The salary of a web developer varies greatly depending on the type of contract, your previous experience, and where in the world you work. In Germany and the Netherlands, for example, the average salary for a web programmer is around 60.000 euros per year.
In addition, web developers can easily work remotely and this is exactly what many companies around the world are currently looking for.
Learn to code in six months
The easiest way to enter the industry and start working as a web developer is to attend one of the many online courses offered by coding schools like EPICODE. EPICODE is a revolutionary career accelerator designed to train developers and connect them with companies interested in hiring beginner developers.
In six months, the EPICODE online course allows you to become familiar with the main web development strategies and methodologies, and guarantees you a job opportunity. As a student, you only need to pay a small seat reservation fee. The remaining part of your course fee is only due when you find a job.