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What is a Web Developer?

Since its beginnings at the end of the 20th century, the internet has grown exponentially. In the modern world, pretty much everyone has internet access of some form and a huge percentage of people actually use the internet every single day. Web development is quickly becoming one of the most attractive and best paid career choices in the modern world. But what is a web developer?

A Web developer is a kind of programmer who specializes in the development of applications relating to the World Wide Web or distributed network applications, which typically run protocols like HTTP from a Web server to a client browser using associated programming languages like HTML/CSS, C#, Ruby and PHP to name a few. A Web developer is usually concerned with the back end or the programming aspect of creating a website or Web application and is not to be confused with a Web designer, who only deals with the aesthetics of a website or application, although many professionals have both skill sets.

Web developers are found working in many different types of organizations, from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations. Many also perform the job on a freelance basis.

Web developers can come from different educational disciplines because Web development is one of those fields where once a programming language is learned, much of the rest of the skill set can be acquired through practice. Although there are no formal educational requirements to be able to work as a Web developer, a lot of employers do prefer formally educated people who come from any computer related field and have Web development skills.

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