We wrote a lot about the choice of direction in development, in order to always be in demand as a specialist and not waste time on technologies that are a thing of the past. According to recent studies, the most explosive growth is shown by Data Science and fullstack development - the demand for them has grown by 226% and 199%, respectively. We have already talked about data scientists, so today we will cover another profession - a full-stack developer in Python.
First, it's a good language to start with. Even if you have never done programming before, you can quickly master it. Python has a simple syntax, coding in it is almost like writing sentences in English.
Secondly, Python will not let you get bored. This is a universal language in which you can write not only a website - a landing page with animation, for example, or a multi-pager with a complex structure - but also a desktop or mobile application. Having practiced well on the web, you will be able to expand the pool of projects, take on more complex tasks and earn more.
If we compare Python with the popular PHP, then here are a few more differences:
In addition, the demand for PHP developers has fallen by 21% since 2016, while for Python developers it has grown by the same percentage. There is something to think about.
Another argument: Python has been used in the development of web services for YouTube, Instagram, Quora, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit, Google, Netflix and Spotify - an impressive list and a pleasant company.
The next step is the frontend, the creation of the external shell of the site and the development of interaction between the user and the site. You can stay on it, but if you want more - for example, create your own application, deploy a server, write your own CMS - the backend is connected here, that is, the server part. The further, the more often Python is used to write the backend, and not the usual PHP.
What a future full-stack developer needs to know:
The listed skills can be obtained in 9-12 months on a comprehensive course and a little longer - collecting materials on your own. Having gained a base for the junior level, in two years of practice you can become a confident middle.
Here are a few books to help you immerse yourself in development and understand if this field is right for you and in which direction you want to develop.
Yes, this is a book for children - it was written by a programmer and his son. It is suitable for those who do not have a technical education and need explanations on their fingers - just to understand how everything works in the development world.
The book will not scare you with brick layout, small print and heaps of formulas. The textbook is good for those who need extra confirmation: programming is a skill that is easy to master with desire and a sufficient level of perseverance.
A good basic book for beginners, introduces the principles of programming using Python as an example. Its author is not only an experienced practitioner, but also a teacher, so he knows how to convey information. The book describes all the necessary skills, many examples of program code and practical tasks.
The book is based on a training course, suitable for beginners who already understand something in programming. Its author, one of the pioneers in the Python community, began working with the language in 1992. Two dive volumes: detailed theory with all tools, object types, quizzes, exercises and illustrations. There is not only basic syntax here, but also complex Python tools: decorators, descriptors, metaclasses.