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5 important skills you need as a Javascript Developer in 2021.

The life of a developer πŸ’» is not easy as they're problem solvers πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« and constantly learning people. They have to keep upgrading πŸ’Ή in order to stay valuable on the market.

skills make you rich, not theories
--Robert Kiyosaki

Are you looking for a better paying job or searching for a new skill to pick up and impress your co-workers, clients or your boss? Then stick with me to the end.

In this post, I've chosen top 5 skills πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚ that are on high demand on the market and recruiters are ready to pay large sum of money to developers with the following skills. Also if you're a newbie to software development field then this can help too.

That's enough with the talking let's jump right into the main topic of today.

1. React

According to Indeed there are more than 50,000 job openings to React in the USA alone! Moreover, the demand for react developers isn’t showing any decline at all.

React is a JavaScript library primarily used for building amazing user interfaces in a short time. There are other libraries that serve the same purpose, but React is in the competition of its own. It is super easy and lightweight. You can start using react in 5 days.

React works with reusable components, that leads to way less code. There are already tons of Components readily available, you just need to download and plugin and boom, you're ready to go 😎!

The same software built with pure JavaScript is tougher and time-consuming and the worst of all your code won't have a robust structure.

Who is using React?

WhatsApp, Netflix, Paypal, Reddit, Tesla, Twitter, Facebook, and many more.

Another advantage of learning React is in no time you can start making native Android and IOS apps using React Native. If you want a valuable and worth skill to learn go for React.

2. Node.js

Node is used for building backend services or APIs. It is best for building Highly scalable, data Intensive, and real-time apps. If you know JavaScript then this is a must skill to add. You get to become a real full stack developer in a blink of an eye.

3. Git

Git is essentially a Version Control System. If you were to summarize Git in four words: it is time travel.

It is used to manage different versions of your apps. Think you are building an amazing app, you keep on adding new shiny features, but at one time due to a new feature, your app starts crashing! which always happen to me and other developers in general😁.

But if you had used git, then with a single click you can revert back the changes you made that lead to your app crashing. Git is a handy skill for Developers to know.
I haven't seen in my life a professional developer who doesn't know git .

4. TypeScript

TypeScript is an open-source language that builds on JavaScript, by adding static type definitions.
In easy terms, it is just JavaScript, plus some cool stuff
JavaScript is dynamically typed, this simply means that you don't have to explicitly declare the data type of your variables. You can use the same variable type to store all the different data types. this leads to your code being less stable and difficult to debug. This is the reason why JavaScript is soo confusing.
But here comes TypeScript.
It is statically typed. that means you need to declare the data type as you go along. This leads to your code being more: stable, robust, readable, with fewer errors.
These days people are willing to pay large amounts for developers with TypeScript skills.

5. Firebase

Mark my words, learn Firebase!
Imagine you made a cool website/app, people start visiting your website rapidly and it is becoming a hit. With the increase in traffic, you need servers and strong infrastructure, setting up servers is a headache and infrastructures are really expensive 🀯. But firebase came to rescue.

Firebase is an ecosystem of Google tools that can be used to make full-stack, scalable applications in the Google Cloud or Realtime Database.

It’s categorized as a backend-as-a-service (or BaaS) which gives developers the opportunity to create applications without even writing a single code on the backend.

In contrast to Firebase we have AWS but setting up AWS is a frustrating. Firebase is a lot more easier to learn and setup.
This is a high in-demand skill, people are learning it like crazy.

If you were looking a new skill to pick up and increase your own value as a developer then I have shown you what to learn, you can only compensate my time only if, you start learning one of them.

If you want to become a great developer then mark these words:

Build your skills, not your resume.
β€” Sheryl Sandberg

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