Freelance Web Developer: Best Programming Languages To Learn
Are you looking to find out how to start as a freelance web developer In this video, we will cover which programming languages are currently in demand, how to learn them, and how to actually get started as a freelance web developer. I've been developing myself since 2008. And
Before we dive into the list and how to get started,
So let's talk about Ruby. Ruby's a major player specifically, because of web development, the Rails framework for Ruby extends Ruby's popularity with people developing complex websites. It's not like demos, popular one right now. But you know, it's still very useful, very quick, and still very highly paid, if you can find the right type of client. Now Go or Go(lang) is considered to be an alternative to Python.
There is an incessant discussion about going web development versus Python web development. Let's just say that Python is winning currently in terms of numbers. Now, in terms of SQL, this is part of the web development toolkit for full-stack and server-side developers. It's a must-have for any web developer who works with databases regularly. Look at his description of this video.
Because I can't put links directly in a video, I've compiled a list of free resources to learn the most popular languages below:
- Python -
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- PHP -
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- Ruby - https://www.learnrubyonline.org/
- Go -
- Shopify -
- WordPress -
- Woocommerce: -
Finally, let's talk about platforms. Okay, this part is very interesting. If you're looking to start relatively quickly, the fastest way I know to start as a freelance web developer right now is to specialize in platforms and CMS. Okay, so here are a few current examples of in-demand platforms for e-commerce and other web development. So WordPress is the granddaddy of content management systems. CMS In short. 37% of the websites in the world use WordPress according to wordpress.com.
And WooCommerce is basically an open-source e-commerce plugin used for WordPress, which sounds like a plugin. What am I going to do with that? But it's actually a huge amount of e-commerce websites still use WooCommerce. Right now Shopify has entered the space many years ago, but recently, especially this year, they've experienced explosive growth because of various you know, YouTubers and marketers and you know, just the fact that Shopify is easy to use. It's comparable to WordPress, but it's specifically designed for e-commerce.
They have decent documentation and tutorials for developers, companies maintaining Shopify sites, which sometimes are big companies as well, not just small companies regularly need developers. Companies building Shopify sites and Shopify web apps also need developers. They run a whole marketplace and have an ever-growing ecosystem for developers to explore with Shopify, you can start selling e-commerce sites in redesigns and move up to web apps and then upsell Marketing and tech services like conversion rate optimization.
So it's an interesting industry and an interesting marketplace to enter potentially, if you have that type of interest. It's quite niche, but very profitable. Right now, the best way to get started as a developer, if you want to freelance is to go to websites like Upwork. And you know, primarily Upwork, you want to go on there, create an account and start bidding on projects. There’s already leads ready to go on there.
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And I'll see you in the video
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