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- 1 Educational and licensure requirements
- 2 creating a page
- 3 Wow, that looks a lot like my dev workstation
- 4 Disambiguating Web Developer / Web Engineer
- 5 Difference between Web Developer / Web Application Developer
- 6 About Merging with Webmaster
- 7 taps
- 8 Potential sources
- 9 Comparions of web developers and programmers
Educational and licensure requirements
Even though there are no formal educational requirements, dealing with web developing projects requires those who wish to be referred to as web developers to have advanced knowledge/skills in:
- Server/Client side architecture
- Programming/Coding/Scripting in one of the many server-side frameworks (at least one of: Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, CFML - ColdFusion, Java, ASP, .NET, .NET MVC)
- Ability to utilize a database
creating a page
can you tell me how to make my own wiki article?
I tried to post a link there which I think it would be useful but it disappeared. Did u remove it?
Wow, that looks a lot like my dev workstation
Disambiguating Web Developer / Web Engineer
Can someone put up a section about the disambiguation of the two disciplines? I am curious to know the difference between the two. They seem awfully similar but the description of an Web Engineer seems to promote more design in complex systems using UML and emphasizes a larger range of disciplines. Is there any clear distinction between the two? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:10, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
- The way I perceive of the two is: a web developer builds web sites, and a web engineer studies the processes used to build web sites. Will Peavy 04:10, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
Difference between Web Developer / Web Application Developer
My guess is that "web developer" and "web application developer" are largely synonymous, except that a web application developer may focus more on programming. Is this true? It would be good to define this coordinate term in the article. Not true
About Merging with Webmaster
I'm strongly against it. It could just be that I'm wrong, but I've always used the term "webmaster" to be someone who administrates and manages a site, but never to mean anything to do with writing and developing it. The same in reverse for a web developer - while they write the code and whatnot, they may never really actually run the site, beyond testing, bugfixing, things like that. Unforgiven24 (talk) 14:43, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Found a Michigan government site that provides very thorough career information on web development while looking for sources for a college essay. Could be of some use. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:50, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Comparions of web developers and programmers
I think a section comparing the two professions would be an interesting addition for the casual reader, as a layman may not necessarily know the differences and/or the scope of the work in detail.