There is no secret that IT-related jobs are the highest-paying ones across all industries. Almost in every country in the world, the average IT salary is 3 to 4 times higher than the national average. This makes IT-related jobs one of the most desired ones, with droves of people enrolling in universities and online courses or academies.
Now, we’ve discussed that getting to the top of the industry is a long process, which we’ve described in multiple of our previous articles, that you might find helpful if you want to enter the IT industry or if you are new. Now, in this article, we are going to talk about one of the most common and highest-paying IT jobs, which is Software Developer.
Software Developers make a lot of money, the entry-level salary in the US can go as high as $80,000 and around $60,000 in some EU countries. Now, these Software Development jobs require some level of knowledge, so you can be accepted in such a position and perform according to the high expectations.
In this article, we are going to show you some pretty useful one video tutorials, that might help you achieve this salary. Keep in mind, we recommend you to have a good understanding of OOP programming as well as Databases, and basic Backend and Frontend development in order to understand these video tutorials better.
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The YouTube Video That Will Help You Earn Over $100,000 per Year
Software Development can be divided into a few categories, but the most general are: Backend development, Frontend development and Fullstack development. Backend development is considering the development of the business logic of the application. This includes the design and development of the Database, the infrastructure, the security, the authorization and authentication levels, etc.
It also might include handling the CI/CD and DevOps functionalities, like managing version control platforms like GitHub, taking care of cloud-based infrastructures that live on AWS, GCP, or Azure, and some other related functionalities. The backend can be developed in different programming languages depending on the nature of your application. We are going to keep the bias more to web-based solutions, so the most popular frameworks in this category are:
- Python: Django, Flask and FastAPI
- Java: Spring, Spring Boot
- PHP: Laravel
- Ruby: Ruby on Rails
Keep in mind there are frameworks in languages like Go, and Rust, but we are going to concentrate on the most popular ones.
Some job positions even require you to have UI/UX experience and knowledge as a Frontend developer. If you are new to UI/UX, you can check some of our UI/UX articles, after you finish reading this article.
Fullstack development, as you’ve probably guessed by now, is a combination of Backend and Frontend development. Basically, you have to do everything yourself. And even though it seems complicated, sometimes it is actually easier if you are developing everything yourself and don’t depend on multiple people to complete the task.
So, now that you know how Software Development can be categorized and organized, let’s go to the one YouTube video that will help you make your $100,000.
Now, keep in mind that we are going to provide you with multiple YouTube videos, but you will need to choose only one of them, the most suitable one, that will help you tie all of your knowledge so far and guide you to your desired job position.
This video is your intro to the Django Rest Framework (DRF). DRF is the next stage if you will, after you get familiar with the Django Framework. It is basically a part of Django, that allows you to have modern web development with serialization, class-based views, and routers. This video is backend based.
This video is an intro to the Django Framework. It is the more general approach and dive into the Django Framework. You will learn how to organize your Django project, how to handle and work with templates, static files, authorization and authentication, etc. You will also have a little dip into DRF. This video is backend based.
This video is an intro to Flask development. Flask is a super lightweight web development framework written in Python. It is used when you want to have full control over the development flow of your application. In difference to Django, Flask will allow you to organize your application the way it most suits you. Now, while Django comes with tons of built-in functionalities, Flask is highly dependable on third-party libraries for almost anything, like: authentication, authorization, security, ORMs, migrations, etc. This tutorial is backend based.
This video is an intro into Spring Boot. Spring Boot is basically what DRF is to Django. Here you will learn how to use Spring Boot, and how the framework is organized, you will get familiar with terms like Dependency Injection, and you will learn Spring Security (which is a separate framework, good luck). I recommend learning this framework, especially if you like Java. There are tons of huge projects built using Spring, and there is tons of legacy code. In my experience, those job positions are paying a top dollar. This video is backend based.
This video is a shorter but really nicely structured Spring Boot tutorial. It is really similar to the one above but also includes an intro into testing your Spring Boot code. This video is backend based.
This video is a very long, very deep dive into the React library. It is a really nicely structured approach towards the library. React is a library developed by Facebook, that grew into the number one frontend development tool in the years. I personally have used it for developing over 10 projects and I would not change it for anything else. Each new release comes with tons of stuff that will help you organize your application in such a way that guarantees optimization and follows the best and most modern standards and patterns. It is easily integrable with tons of services. This video is frontend based.
This video is a dive into the Svelte framework. Svelte is one of the newest JS frameworks that presents itself as the last word in modern web development. Svelte is a radical new approach to building user interfaces. Whereas traditional frameworks like React and Vue do the bulk of their work in the browser, Svelte shifts that work into a compile step that happens when you build your app.
Instead of using techniques like virtual DOM diffing, Svelte writes code that surgically updates the DOM when the state of your app changes.
This tutorial is very long, but very, very nicely explained. The tutorial is presented by one of the core contributors of Svelte. This video is frontend based.
This video is a dive into ASP.NET Core. This framework is C# based and is basically Microsoft’s version of NodeJS. It is a modern, superfast framework that allows you to develop cutting-edge software. It has a huge ecosystem that is based around Microsoft services which include ML.NET, Azure, Xamarin, etc. It has really nice tutorials created by Microsoft and it has a huge bias towards Microservice architecture. This video is backend based.
This video is a dive into the Laravel Framework. Laravel is a backend framework for developing web applications using PHP. Many people want to say that PHP is dead, but the truth is far from it. Laravel is a very modern way of creating modern web applications. Laravel has quite a good suite of tools that will allow you to have a great development experience, saving you time and additional resources.
This framework is great if you have a WordPress background, and maybe sometimes you want to develop your own functionalities and you liked it, so now you want to dive into web development. Plus there is tons of legacy code in PHP, Facebook has many modules written in PHP. This video is backend based.
This video is a very nice dive into what a modern web application should look like. It is a Microservices-based solution that uses Django, Flask, and React. It also combines Docker and shows you how to divide complex structured applications into smaller applications and communicate to create a more scalable Microservice architecture. I warmly suggest you take a look at this video. This video is Fullstack based.
This video is a really nice example of what a real-life application looks like. It uses the Django framework for the backend and the React library for the front end. It is a really nicely explained solution that will help you get a grip on what you might work once you enroll in a job position that includes Fullstack development. This video is Fullstack based.
Now this video hits close to home. As I’ve mentioned before, my current project involves using the DRF and Vue frameworks. This video is a very nice example of what a real-life project looks like. It is a super long but very detailed approach to building modern Full Stack web solutions. I suggest you spend the time to watch it through since I think it is the most complete Fullstack video I’ve found to date. This video is Fullstack based.
This video is a dive into Fullstack development using the Spring Boot and Angular frameworks. I must admit, even though I am a diehard Python and Django fan, Spring Boot actually provides a really nice developing experience. I mean yes, it makes you follow a logic that you will not use anywhere outside the Spring ecosystem, but it also makes you develop a 6th sense when it comes to writing nicely structured solutions. It integrates really easily with different frontend frameworks. This video is Fullstack based.
This video is very long but nicely explains how to develop web applications using NodeJS and Angular. It is a practical example of a food ordering application. This logic is followed by almost every Ecommerce website. It includes functionalities like searching, ordering, payment and deployment. Really nicely structured real-life example. This video is Fullstack based.
Now, there are tons of other videos, but we wanted to present to you the ones that tackle the most popular frameworks and at the same time are the most nicely explained. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with pretty much everything mentioned above, but I must say Python is my way to go, that’s why you’ve seen a bit more Python-related tutorials…sorry for trying to convert you :)
We all know that it takes more than one video to make $100,000, it takes years and thousands of lines of code, examples, trials, and fails. But, what these videos provide you, despite the obvious educational material, is a glimpse at what that $100,000 job position might look like. So, once you feel ready to apply somewhere, give some of these a look. I am watching tutorials all the time, even though I consider myself quite experienced in the field.
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