Fullstack Python Developer in 2020?

Python developers therefore fall into the font-end +back-end camp of the fullstack spectrum. … In practice almost no developer is truly “fullstack” these days; there’s simply too much to know with Python, JavaScript, and related frameworks.

According to CodingTheSmartWay.com. :Becoming a fullstack web developer requires you to cover a lot of skills. For beginners it’s often not easy to find the right learning path and to gain quick result. At first sight it might be overwhelming to understand what you need to learn and how everything fits together at the end.

The best way to become a full stack Python developer is to

  • Make a plan of action by listing all front-end languages you know and want to master.
  • Do a ‘learn full stack development course from reputed training partners like Imarticus or others. These may be in the classroom, virtual online or fast-tracked interactive courses.
  • Learn a web framework like Django and the best practices for queries.
  • Become proficient in data processing, servers, deployment of applications, and OSs.

What you learn.
Doing a course has many benefits. Importantly the course curriculum covers the following topics.

  • Use Full-Stack Django 1.11 to create a functional comprehensive website.
  • Use HTML for content and CSS to style websites.
  • Use Bootstrap in the rapid styling of websites.
  • Learn Front-End Javascript and site interactions.
  • Use jQuery with DOM, analyze HTTP requests and create landing pages.
  • Use Python to code web applications and Django as a back-end for the sites.
  • Deploy and implement a structure with Models-Views-Templates.

By learning one software technology needed for every stack-part, you will be in a position to build your own software and use it to add business value in your job. It is always best to do a course since you get hands-on experience writing software and the workshop covers the in-demand stack languages. Hone your techniques, tools, documentation, and error-message capabilities at the course.

Here is another path one can follow:

  1. Learn basics of Python from any book or online source.
  2. Write some basic command line programs using Python. This will help you later in automating things as a full stack developer.
  3. Learn a web framework like Django or Flask. Both are powered by Python.
  4. Learn fundamental web technologies HTML, CSS and a little bit of JavaScript.
  5. (Optional) Learn bootstrap if you are not very good with basic HTML and CSS.
  6. Learn Git for code management.
  7. Learn Heroku so as to deploy your Django apps onto the internet. There are obviously others like AWS, Google cloud and all but I’ve found Heroku to be the easiest to start with.

If you’re learning Python for web development you should then take a look at Python web programming frameworks like Django or Flask.

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Front-end Frameworks

Frameworks — both for front-end and back-end development — makes developing common functionality easier and faster. However before starting to use a framework you should always try to gain a profound understanding of the underlying technology stack (e.g. JavaScript). This will help you to learn a framework and understand the concept.

Fist, let’s take a look at the most important front-end frameworks in web development:

Angular

Angular is a framework for building client applications in HTML and JavaScript / TypeScript. The framework combines declarative templates, dependency injection, end to end tooling, and integrated best practices to solve development challenges.

In 2018 Angular has been one of the most popular frameworks for building single-page web applications. For Angular developers it was a very exciting year with new major framework updates (version 6 and version 7). Many new features have been added and Angular is gaining more and more traction.

If you’re looking for a new JS web development framework to learn in 2019 you should consider to take a deeper look at Angular. More and more companies start to make use of Angular and the Angular team will come up with many more features and releases in 2019.

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Angular & NodeJS — The MEAN Stack Guide
Learn how to connect your Angular Frontend to a NodeJS & Express & MongoDB Backend by building a real Application

React

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. React makes it painless to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes. Declarative views make your code more predictable and easier to debug. The framework is fully component-based. You can build encapsulated components that manage their own state, then compose them to make complex UIs.Since component logic is written in JavaScript instead of templates, you can easily pass rich data through your app and keep state out of the DOM.

React 16 has been released in September 2017. Many more improvements have been added with version 16.3.0 (new lifecycle and context API), 16.4.0 (pointer events) and 16.6.0 (lazy, memo, etc) in 2018. Also version 2.0 of Create React App has been released and is now supporting Babel 7 and Sass out-of-the-box.

React enables you to create really powerful single-page application. If you haven’t done so before you should definitely add React to your skill-set. If you’re planning to develop more complex web application with React you should also consider to take a look at Redux. By using Redux you’ll be able to use central state management in your application which makes data handling across components much more easier.

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React 16+ — The Complete Guide (incl. Redux)
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Vue.js

2018 has been a great year for Vue with an explosion in growth. Vue is extremely easy to learn and especially for smaller-sized projects a perfect choice. The learning curve is extremely steep and you can expect to quickly see great results.

From a total of 78k stars on Github Vue has evolved to 120k stars at the end of 2018. More and more companies are adding Vue.js to their stacks and the demand for Vue.js developers is growing constantly.

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Back-end Frameworks

There are many options you can choose from when selecting a back-end framework for your web project. However, in the following I’ll narrow it down to two options, one for the JS world (Node.js) and one for the Python world (Django).

As the name suggest, back-end frameworks are running on the back-end (on the server) and are generating HTML, JSON (etc.) for your website in a dynamic way depending on the URL your user visits.

If you’re only developing on the front-end side of a project it’s not needed to add a back-end framework to your skill-set. However, to gain a profound understanding of how everything is fitting together you should at least consider to understand the very basics of a back-end framework.

Node.js

Node.js enables you to execute JavaScript code at the back-end and is extremely powerful especially if Node.js is used together with the Express middle-ware.

In order to start with Node.js you should first make sure that you have a sound knowledge of the JavaScript programming language. This will ensure that you can understand the core concepts of Node quickly.

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Django

Django is completely written in Python. If you like the elegance of the Python programming language you’ll like the Django. Django is a powerful framework and serves you for a wide range of use cases. However, if you have gained a profound understanding of Python, Django is easy to learn and you’ll discover the pragmatic approach very quickly.

If you would like to use Python and the back-end side of your project you should not definitely take a look at Django and start learning it.

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Misc

Git

Git is by far the most widely used version control system for any kind of source code.

If you are working as a developer today you will sooner or later get into contact with Git and GitHub. As a version control system Git is used by many companies already and most of the frameworks and extensions presented in that article are also hosted on GitHub.

To complete you skill-set as a web developer you should consider to learn at least the basics of Git.

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Machine Learning

Machine learning is one of the top trending topics of 2018 for developers. In the coming years, there won’t be a single industry in the world untouched by Machine Learning. With frameworks like Tensorflow.js Machine Learning is now entering the field of web development as well.

Regardless of weather you’re a front-end, back-end or full-stack developer you should consider to add Machine Learning capabilities to you skill-set know to prepare for upcoming demands.

Combining the power of Machine Learning with a programming language like JavaScript makes it easy to enter this new area of expertise. Besides JavaScript making Machine Learning easier to understand, it also opens new horizons for apps that you can build. Rather than being limited to deploying Python code on the server for running your ML code, you can build single-page apps, or even browser extensions that run interesting algorithms, which can give you the possibility of developing a completely novel use case.

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