Recruiting Web Developers in 2022 How to Identify the Best Ones

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Many beginners have learned how to program for the web by using online learning platforms such as W3Schools, and Udemy. While expert programmers use these sites, novice programmers who lack experience learn the fundamentals.

It isn’t easy to find genuinely skilled and accomplished web developers in a sea of amateurs. How do you find an experienced web developer? Where can you locate them?

What to look for in a web developer may be learned from this tutorial.

What does a web developer do?

A web developer is a computer programmer who creates websites and web applications.

Some people mix up the terms web developer and web designer. A web designer plans a website’s or web app’s visual appearance and user experience. On the other hand, a web developer turns those graphic designs into a functional website or app.

A designer may not always be aware of what is and is not technically possible. A web developer adheres to a designer’s designs as closely as possible to create the desired user experience. However, for them to be implemented, a developer must sometimes suggest design changes.

What should you know before hiring a web developer?

A web developer is responsible for both the front and back ends of a website or web application.

The user interface is the primary focus of the front end. The front end also interacts with the back end to request data and then display it. Many tasks are performed by the back end of a web application, such as sending data and resources back to the front end, accessing databases, and checking user account login details.

While a web developer may be familiar with the front end, back end, databases, and how they all interact, few web developers are masters of all aspects of web development.

What are the requirements for web developers?

A web developer must understand how to create the front end, back end, and database of a web application and how to integrate them all.

Front-end programming languages

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are used to create all web pages. As a result, every web developer must be familiar with these.

A web developer can build web front ends with a framework like React or Angular. These frameworks generate HTML and CSS solely from JavaScript. Basic HTML and CSS skills are still required.

Back-end programming languages

A skilled web developer will be familiar with various programming languages that can be used to create the back end of a web app, including Ruby, JavaScript, Python, Java, and PHP.

Thanks to frameworks like Node.js, JavaScript can now perform almost any back-end functionality. The problem with using JavaScript for everything is that it can perform certain tasks slower than other programming languages.

A good web developer will use the programming language that is best suited for the desired functionality of your web app rather than the language that they are most familiar with.

Database programming languages

A web developer must understand how to access data from whatever type of database they are using. They could, for example, use Structured Query Language (SQL) to query a MySQL or SQLite database.

Tech stacks

Most web developers have extensive experience with a single technology stack. In other words, they always use the same front-end language or framework, the same back-end language or framework, and the same kind of database.

Popular tech stacks comprise:

Ruby on Rails: The Ruby-based framework Ruby on Rails is used to create an application’s back end. The Ruby on Rails framework assists JavaScript scripts and webpages to an application’s front end and connects to an SQLite database.

The MEAN stack: The Express frameworks and JavaScript-based Node.js build an application’s back end. Node.js uses a MongoDB database to access data, and the front end is built with the JavaScript-based AngularJS framework.

Django’s stack: The Python-based framework Django is used to create the back end. Django assists JavaScript scripts and webpages to the front end and accesses data from a MySQL database.

A good web developer will not use the tech stack they are most familiar with for every project, and they will select the tech stack best suited to the application’s requirements. No web developer is an expert in every technology stack, but the best developers are comfortable with many of those.