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Full-Stack Web Development Curriculum

A comprehensive and updated curriculum should indeed cover a wider array of technologies and tools to provide a more holistic view of the current web development landscape.

This curriculum offers a comprehensive and updated overview of the technologies and methodologies essential for a full-stack developer, ensuring you're well-equipped to tackle web development challenges.

Continual Learning

Keeping Up-to-Date: Emphasize the importance of continuous learning through online courses, tech meetups, and reading documentation and source code of open-source projects.

1. Fundamentals of Web Development

  • HTML5 & CSS3: Mastery of webpage structure and styling.
  • Responsive Web Design: Advanced techniques including Flexbox, CSS Grid, and media queries.
  • JavaScript (ES6+): Deep dive into modern JavaScript features for effective coding.

2. Version Control Systems

  • Git: Advanced usage, including rebase, merge conflicts resolution, and hooks.
  • Collaboration Platforms: GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket – using advanced features like actions, CI/CD pipelines, and merge requests.

3. Front-end Development

  • Frameworks and Libraries:
    • React: Including next-gen features, context, suspense, and concurrent mode.
    • Vue.js: Composition API, Vuex for state management, and Vue Router.
    • Angular: Components, services, Angular CLI, and RxJS for reactive programming.
  • TypeScript: Advanced patterns, utility types, and integration with frameworks.
  • State Management: Redux, MobX, Recoil, and VueX.
  • CSS Preprocessors and Frameworks: SASS, LESS, Tailwind CSS.
  • Front-end Build Tools and Bundlers: Webpack, Rollup, Parcel, and Vite.
  • Static Site Generators: Next.js, Gatsby, Nuxt.js, and Angular Universal.

4. Back-end Development

  • Node.js: In-depth understanding, including clusters, streams, and performance tuning.
  • Frameworks:
    • Express.js: Advanced middleware, security best practices, and REST API design.
    • NestJS: TypeScript-based framework for building efficient, reliable, and scalable server-side applications.
    • Fastify: High-performance framework, focusing on speed and low overhead.
  • Databases:
    • SQL: PostgreSQL, MySQL – advanced queries, indexing, and optimization.
    • NoSQL: MongoDB, CouchDB – data modeling, aggregation framework.
    • ORMs and Query Builders: Sequelize, TypeORM, Mongoose.
  • API Design: RESTful design patterns, GraphQL with Apollo or Relay, gRPC for microservices.

5. DevOps, Deployment, and Cloud Services

  • Containerization and Orchestration: Docker, Kubernetes.
  • CI/CD Tools: GitHub Actions, GitLab CI, CircleCI.
  • Cloud Providers: AWS, Azure, GCP – using compute, storage, and database services.
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Ansible.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Prometheus, Grafana, ELK Stack.

6. Testing

  • Strategies: Unit, integration, and end-to-end testing.
  • Tools: Jest, Mocha, Chai, Cypress, Playwright.

7. Security

  • Advanced Web Security: Deep dive into securing REST and GraphQL APIs, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and web application firewalls.

8. Additional Skills

  • Progressive Web Apps (PWA): Service workers, caching strategies.
  • WebAssembly (Wasm): Basics and use-cases for performance-critical components.
  • Microservices Architecture: Design patterns, inter-service communication.
  • WebSockets and Real-Time Communication: Socket.IO, WebRTC.

9. Project Management and Collaboration Tools

  • Modern Agile and DevOps Practices: Incorporating agile methodologies with DevOps culture for efficient project management.

10. Building and Launching a Project

  • Full Project Lifecycle: From conception through deployment, focusing on iterative development, MVPs, and user-centric design.