The Only Reason I Would Become a Web Developer in 2022 and Beyond
Well, it’s not exactly dead.
But it’s going to be rapidly transformed with the introduction of 3 key new technologies — the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs.
You might have heard them by their package name, Web3.
Truth be told, Web3 is way past the introduction stage. It’s in the thick of adoption and only speeding up. And because of its fundamental transformations to how the internet is going to work in the very near future, Web2 development is all but dead in the water.
Developers will be forced to adopt Web3 technologies, protocols, and best practices. No negotiations.
For those of you who are already Web Developers, think of it like this:
Site builders such as Wix, SquareSpace, and WordPress severely wounded Web2. It’s become effortless to spin up a fully functional portfolio, e-commerce, or informational website in days — something that would take a Web Developer weeks to code from scratch.
Web3 is the final nail in the coffin. It’s here to eat Web2 and site builders’ lunches.
Site builders won’t be able to implement Web3 anytime soon — crypto wallets, custom contract code, and data permanency (data and code uploaded to the blockchain are irreversible) technologies and protocols are too complicated and dangerous to put in the hands of soccer moms or the local bakery store owners.
And like I said above, Web2 is inferior — Web3 offers vastly more decentralization and increased security for user and company data.
That’s why Web3 is the future of Web Development. And the only reason I would even think about becoming a developer in 2022 is to take advantage of a job market that is set to explode.
If you want to know how to get started in Web3, go read my guide, “How to Become a Web3 Developer”. It gives you three pathways to success.
As always, stay ahead of the curve, gentlemen.