Start with HTML & CSS
HTML is the language for describing the structure of Web pages. HTML gives authors the means to .
Publish online documents with headings, text, tables, lists, photos, etc.
Retrieve online information via hypertext links, at the click of a button.
Design forms for conducting transactions with remote services, for use in searching for information, making reservations, ordering products, etc.
Include spread-sheets, video clips, sound clips, and other applications directly in their documents.
With HTML, authors describe the structure of pages using markup. The elements of the language label pieces of content such as “paragraph,” “list,” “table,” and so on.
What is scripting?
Beyond this, scripts increasingly allow developers to create a bridge between the browser and the platform it is running on, making it possible, for example, to create Web pages that incorporate information from the user’s environment, such as current location, address book details, etc.
This additional interactivity makes Web pages behave like a traditional software application. These Web pages are often called Web applications and can be made available either directly in the browser as a Web page, or can be packaged and distributed as Widgets.
Task runners are programs packed with plug-ins that can be customized to automate various small, repetitive jobs required in front-end coding. Each plug-in handles a specific task, and with communities of contributing developers, new plug-ins are added all the time. How the plug-ins work together to process the files can vary, but the key is that each of these steps are now built into the project—effectively taking them off the plates of your developers. The end product, once files have been run through a task runner, is nicely packaged code that’s ready to be pushed onto a production environment.
Using template engines
Concept: Soft skills
Soft skills are a cluster of productive personality traits that characterize one's relationships in a milieu. These skills can include social graces, communication abilities, language skills, personal habits, cognitive or emotional empathy, time management, teamwork and leadership traits. A definition based on review literature explains soft skills as an umbrella term for skills under three key functional elements: people skills, social skills, and personal career attributes. National Business Education Association deems soft skills as critical for being industrious in today’s workplace. Soft skills complement hard skills also known as technical skills, for productive workplace performance and everyday life competencies (Arkansas Department of Education, 2007). Hard skills were the only skills necessary for career employment and were generally quantifiable and measurable from educational background, work experience or through interview. In the 20th century soft skills are a major differentiator, a sine qua non for employability and success in life.A study conducted by Harvard University noted that 80% of achievements in career are determined by soft skills and only 20% by hard skills. Experts say soft skills training should begin for a person when they are students, to perform efficiently in their academic environment as well as in their future workplace. A public interest study conducted by McDonald’s in UK predicted over half a million people will be held back from job sectors by 2020 due to lack of soft skills.
How do you define code quality?
Code quality is a loose approximation of how long-term useful and long-term maintainable the code is.
Code that is thrown away tomorrow: Low quality.
Code that is being carried over from product to product, developed further, maybe even open sourced after establishing its value: High quality.
Since looking into the future can be somewhat tricky, we look at the present signs that may help predicting it.
With code it translates to:
- Clear and understandable design and implementation.
- Well defined interfaces.
- Ease of build and use.
- Ease of extensibility.
- Minimum extra dependencies.
- Tests and examples.
- Documentation, better yet -- self-explaining code.
- Up to date means to contact the developer.
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