Web development bootcamps are growing in popularity worldwide. recent report forecasts a 17% compound annual growth rate for bootcamps through 2025, driven by their relatively low cost that result in relatively high entry level salaries. Not to mention a career in tech where you have the opportunity to shape the future of the tech world.
Web development bootcamps come in many shapes and sizes, and it’s important to understand if a particular bootcamp is worth it for the time and cost you’ll put in. Common questions may include, “How much will I make after graduating from a bootcamp” or “what kind of jobs will I be able to get?”
But you should also form a clear picture about the pros and cons of the bootcamp environment itself, and make sure you understand what you will be learning. Arm yourself with the full picture to ensure that you find a web development bootcamp that is right for you.
What will web development bootcamps teach you?
Now that you have answers to some of the most common questions about attending a bootcamp, let’s take a look at what you can expect to learn.
We mentioned before that some bootcamps and online courses will only touch on specific elements of web coding, such as a popular language or application. When considering a web development bootcamp, it’s critical to understand if you’ll be learning front-end development, back-end development, or both (full-stack development.)
Front-end web development involves the elements of the website or web application that a user experiences. For this reason, it is also known as client-side development.
Front-end web developers need to keep up-to-date on advancements in these languages (as well as new, emerging languages) to ensure their career skills stay relevant. You will also need to understand how a front-end environment will behave on different user devices, such as a desktop vs. a smartphone screen.
Also important? Making the website functions correctly on different browsers, such as Chrome and Safari. Not only do these browsers have different ways of displaying information, they also have different security measures, and may offer access and integration to a host of third-party applications that can affect the user experience. Ad blockers, for example.
Good design principles will also be element of a front-end development job.