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5 Web Dev Myths That Will Change In 2021

uzomezu profile image Kevin Mezu ・2 min read

1. JavaScript is ONLY a Frontend Language

FALSE

JavaScript is the dominant programming language in web development. According to W3Schools, it has slowly overtaken C, and will become much, much more than just a way to interact with DOM. Node JS and Express web servers brought about the popular buzzword Full Stack JS. JavaScript is a bountiful language and has ample opportunity for growth, so get started and push the limits!

2. React.js is Going to go out of style

FALSE

React.js has GROWN Up since it's 2013 release date.
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With great documentation and browser support, it is certainly going to be useful in the long-run. With popular innovations like:

React is an excellent place to start and continue learning frontend development.

3. You ONLY need to know MongoDB/SQL to be Full stack

FALSE/MEDIUM TRUTH

I notice a lot of developers becoming reliant on MongoDB or even resisting it all together and sticking to SQL/PostgreSQL instead.

In 2021, Learning Amazon Web Services (AWS) and getting acquittanced with the ecosystem will be a defining skill for developers in 2021. I want to push the creativity of my REST API's by integrating:

4. Getting an Internship is harder now than before

FALSE

Developers have an abundance of supportive spaces and opportunities to network. Now is a great time for developers to start making connections, and to get hired!

This is the single best time to:

  • Create YouTube Channel
  • Get active on LinkedIn
  • Writing on Dev.to and Medium
  • Commit to GitHub Repos
  • Join Slack Groups

Tik-Tok even has a great community of developers, and linkedIn professionals that can help you be job ready, or just for a quick laugh. Your time is NOW!

5. WebDev is becoming oversaturated

SUPER FALSE

The technical industry is in a healthy state, and no matter what the news or critics say, the workforce needs more professionals to enter the workforce!

According to CompTIA (n.d.):

  • 4.6 million job postings were made for tech occupations in 2019
  • $1.9 trillion estimated direct economic output of the tech industry
  • 1.6 million number of software and web developers - the fastest growing category in tech right now

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Conclusion

Please allow yourself the time to read the resources above, and develop your opinions about the tech industry as of today. Now is a great time to get active within your networks to open up to the over 12.1 million opportunities (Comptia, n.d.) in development right now!


Resources

Comptia. (n.d.). 2020 Tech Industry Job Market & Salary Trends Analysis: Cyberstates by CompTIA. Retrieved January 10, 2021, from https://www.cyberstates.org/

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Oliver Leitner

that is a wishlist, right?

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Ben Sinclair

I haven't heard anyone say #1 for about 8 years, and I've never heard anyone say #3.
Do people really consider front-end-plus-SQL to be "full stack"? Because either you're using the SQL in the front end or you're doing a lot more back-end stuff around whatever code runs it. Right?

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Romny Cristopher

3 is it a Developer or a DevOps that you need? These are totally different positions!

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Brandon

Welp... Web Development being oversaturated is no longer a good excuse not to learn.