Googles: “learn web development” Typical result: “Course includes: JavaScript, Node.JS, SQL, Express.JS, React, TDD and more…”


Don’t jump straight into a JS Framework. If you are new to web development or a seasoned developer looking to solve a problem, ask if a JS framework is necessary, or can a more basic implementation be successful?


  • Why are new developers being forced down the rabbit hole of Node, React and SQL etc?

  • Why would we not start at HTML and CSS? Surely getting a solid understanding of the basics would be better suited? After HTML and CSS, we can then guide developers into Javascript.

  • Is this sort of advice powered by Google algorithms?

  • What is being taught in schools, colleges, bootcamps etc?

  • Do new developers ever come across the developer roadmap?