Class 13/14 Discussion: Careers in Web Development
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Careers in Web Development
Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include web engineering, web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Among web professionals, "web development" usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding.
For larger organizations and businesses, web development teams can consist of hundreds of people (web developers) and follow standard methods like Agile methodologies while developing websites. Smaller organizations may only require a single permanent or contracting developer, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as a graphic designer or information systems technician. Web development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a designated department. There are three kinds of web developer specialization: front-end developer, back-end developer, and full-stack developer. Front-end developers deal with the layout and visuals of a website, while back-end developers deal with the functionality of a website. Back-end developers will program in the functions of a website that will collect data.
This is a two-part assignment.
Your participation is worth 1 point of your total class point score, 3/4 point for your original post and 1/4 point for your response.
Class 13: Watch the video and make your first post by answering the questions below the video.
What different skill sets are needed by front-end and back-end developers?
What do they do every day?
Where do they do most of their work?
What is the average salary for web developers in the Bay Area?
Class 14: Follow-up with a post of two or more sentences, responding to of one of your classmates posts, specifically:
Examine the link provided by your classmate and comment on the information on the site. Comments need to address the usefulness of the site in building a network of connections within the field of digital media. AND/OR Compare it to other resources you have used to create a community within your field of interest.
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.