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Saurabh Sharma
Saurabh Sharma

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Some lines from me - Web Development for Toddlers

I know the title's clickbait, but since I've been writing web applications for a couple of years I think it's about time I give back to the community.

If you'd like to follow along with me through these guides, we'll end up writing apps in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Vue.js, Laravel with MySQL and Firebase and will host them over Netlify, Firebase (yes it does that as well, in case you didn't know) as well as boot up an Ubuntu instance with LEMP (that's Linux, Nginx, MySQL, and PHP).
You could totally ignore these if they seem too foreign to you. We'll catch up with all of them as we progress.

So what's the purpose of this article

You could skip this if you'd like, but I'd like to present my views on why you should learn to make web applications and why to choose the stack that I work with.

I consider writing code a fun activity. People frequently ask what would you be doing if money wasn't a factor (which is a very unreal scenario considering that we live in a capitalist world), and my answer would be, ... I'd be writing code.

If writing code doesn't spark something in you, then it'd be just another maths class for you (assuming you didn't like all mathematics lessons lol).

And if you're still here, then why choose web development?
Why not Android, iOS, or systems applications?

Should you rather be designing web interfaces in Figma or Adobe Illustrator?
Should you rather be using WordPress to build the blog you want?
Should you rather use a landing page tool just to show some contact information or your photography portfolio?
Should you rather be using Shopify or WooCommerce to build your e-commerce store?

Or do you want to do it yourself? Want to go through writing thousands of lines of code, in various languages, staring at the screen for hours while stuck on a single bug.
Would it tire you? Do you still want to do it? Do you still have that spark left?

And if yes, then we'll start with HTML in the next part of this series!

Link to part #2 of this series

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