Basic Developer Path


What learning path should a aspiring developer have?

26 May, 2020 · 2 min read

Today I want to make a slightly different approach; I see many new aspiring developers struggle with the same question: How do I become a good developer?

They ask what languages they should learn. When should they learn what? And how fast it will go.

There is not a one size fits all, but I hope to give my 10 cents about this topic.

Basic development path

My recommendation for a path to follow would be the following:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Vanilla JavaScript
  • Now Stop learning and start creating
  • SASS
  • Advance JS -> React/Angular/Vue/Whatever is hip

So my main thing is, don’t overdo yourself. When learning to become a developer, it’s so essential your basis is perfect!

You can be a React Star, and that’s perfect, but if you don’t understand HTML, you will have such a disadvantage.

Must I become a front & back-end developer?

That is one question I’ve seen many times, and it’s tough to answer. It depends on what makes you happy. I started as a front-end developer; I had no clue what back-end meant and didn’t like it. Nowadays, I’m considered a full-stack developer, but I like the back-end part way more. I found it to come naturally to me.

So, How do I become a good developer?

The main tip here is: “Start developing things!“. Yes, easy said, but ok, let’s say you only know HTML/CSS. You can build basic websites. Take a website you like and rebuild it! Now at one stage, you know JavaScript, find yourself a challenging subject, and again recreate it.

Even better, invent your project. Find something that inspires you like movies/sports/animals and create an interactive web experience with that.

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I love to help aspiring developers complete their goals. Let me know in the comments or on the socials what your questions are, and I will try my best to answer them!

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