If you are considering making a career switch to web development you have many, many options; like way too many options. If you start looking around on forums you’ll find a lot of fairly useless information because most sr. developers are divas (this is written by a sr. developer, so I can say that ;) ) and have a very strong opinion about what is “best.” In this case “best” causes initial problems because how do you determine what fits that word? The language that is the best architected? That definitely is a pipe-dream, but even if you can win the argument, it makes no difference if you can’t get a job. The one with the most jobs available? There were an awful lot of Flash and ColdFusion jobs available 5 years ago and all those developers are standing around with their hands in their pockets or learning a new framework/language. Is it the one that’s easiest to learn? Used the most? Has the best prospect to last until we have flying cars?
Is your head spinning yet? There are more options but I don’t want you to stop reading. At DigitalCrafts we chose the MEAN stack as our base immersive course and I’m going to explain why. It is not the “best” stack because that simply doesn’t exist. It is an outstanding choice for a variety of reasons, and I’m not going to knock any of the other frameworks/languages/stacks to get you there.
More to come!