Should You Learn Node.js?

I get asked this all the time and some of my past statements may have been misleading so let me clear this up…

Because it will save you a lot of time.

If you don’t know, Node.js is a rapidly growing web server technology and Node developers are among some of the highest paid in the industry.

It was created by Ryan Dahl in 2009 and has become something of a buzzword in web development circles.

So, should you learn it?

Yes, if…

If you’re an experienced developer looking to expand your skillset OR you’re a new developer who is “all-in” on Node, then absolutely… go for it.

No, if…

If you’re an experienced developer who’s not sold on Node… it’s not a must-know right now.

If you’re a new developer and you know you want to learn PHP and all the rest… you should start with those.

This complete web developer course is where you need to go.

Look, here’s the thing…

Every time a new technology like this comes out, there’s a group of people who say it’s the future of the web.

There are plenty of “futures of the web” that are now its history.

BUT…

That doesn’t mean there’s not opportunity there. As I mentioned, Node developers are some of the highest paid in the industry.

It’s being used by companies like Uber, Netflix, Walmart and a bunch of others.

So, if you know you want in on that… there’s no reason not to go for it.

This is the definitive guide to Node.js you’ll want.

But, I just don’t want you to get caught in this mindset that you have to learn every new thing that comes out.

You don’t.

Look at it. See if it’s a fit for you… and if so go for it.

But, ignore the know-it-alls that constantly tell you that you have to do this or you have to do that.

They’ve been wrong so many times your head would spin.

It’s YOUR life.

It’s YOUR career.

So, it’s YOUR choice.

Remember that.

Those clowns will throw you off track if you let them.

But, you can do this.

If a crotchety old ex-jock like me can do it… heaven knows you can!

You might also like

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
John Morris

JOHN MORRIS

I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

The simple secrets to high-paying freelance clients

What makes clients willing to pay $5,000, $10,000 even $20,000 and up for your services? Download and install my mobile app and I’ll show you. It’s free. Just click the button below:

Clients Like:

Inc. Magazine Logo
Lewis Howes Logo
Ray Edwards Logo

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Lewis Howes

John is amazing at building membership sites. He converted one of my sites over from it’s existing (hardly working) platform over to the clean and simple to use WishList membership platform. I highly recommend using John and WishList for any of your membership site needs.

Bob Patterson

Not only is John a very talented programmer and developer, he is also an excellent communicator. He has a talent for taking complex subjects and communicating them in terms that anyone can understand. This is a rare combination. This ability has enabled me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Thank you John for for all that you do.

Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone

John Morris is exceptional in his ability to give focused insight into Freelancing and starting one’s business. His direct methods inspire confidence in his honesty.

Bradley Smith

John and I have worked together on numerous projects. John is very quick and efficient and was a pleasure to work with.

Ray Edwards

I recommend John every chance I get. If every person I worked with were as committed to excellence, punctuality, value, and unquestionable integrity… the world would be a better place. Highest recommendation.

Jim DeJonge

Jim DeJonge

John has a relaxed and engaging manner. His advice is solid and the explanations are well thought out.

Oliver Wainwright

Oliver Wainwright

I’m a fan. I have completed several of John’s courses. I find him very knowledgeable and he has a great delivery.

Daniel Mohlendick

On the Freelancing on Upwork course: “This is by far the best course i have watched on Skillshare!! Thank you so much.”

Steve Dimmick

Steve Dimmick

John has provided expert knowledge and advice on multiple occasions that have helped me better serve my clients. John is a Rockstar!

Lori Grant

John did an outstanding job on my project. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him on future projects.

Chris Aitken

He significantly improved my site through his expert knowledge of PHP, CSS and Javascript. Would definitely recommend John to others.

Michael Skye

Michael Skye

John is a man of integrity, who gives generously of himself to projects and people he cares about.