Hello folks, 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 the feeling of discovering a great article is similar to finding gold in a salt-mine. The internet 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, Coursera, Educative, 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 Best Articles Every Web Developer Should Read in 2021
Anyway, without wasting any more of your time, here is my list of 10 articles every web developer should read:
This is not just an article of the sort but a fantastic resource on what it takes to become a Web developer. 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.
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.
I always try to understand the flow before doing any change or while debugging issues. Once you know workflow like where is the input coming from, where is the logic and data, and how the response is returned makes a lot of difference in your day-to-day work.
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.
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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.
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.
Since Node.js is a must for any serious web developer in today’s world,, particularly for full-stack developers, 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.
There is no better way to learn but from 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.How I landed a full stack developer job without a tech degree or work experienceby Charlie Jeppsson How I landed a full stack developer job without a tech degree or work experienceSix months ago, I…www.freecodecamp.org
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.
This may not teach you anything with respect to Web development, but it’s 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 them, 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.