JavaScript developer is one of the hot career options in the IT industry across the globe. From a newly established startup, a well-established market-leading product-based company, to even a service-based company, JavaScript is one of the demanding skills.

In this guide, we have discussed a complete Roadmap to becoming a JavaScript Developer. Before we jump onto the content, we must tell you that, becoming a JavaScript developer from scratch could be time-consuming and frustrating as well. You have to keep some faith in yourself and keep pursuing the path.

In-between, you might feel that JavaScript Developer, might not be an appropriate career option for you, but it is suggested not to stop the journey without completing the milestones mentioned below.

Once you have completed, everything, then you can decide whether or not you want to pursue JavaScript professionally.

We are recommending it, because in the IT industry, at some point and time, these JS skills would come handy. Besides this, completing these milestones will give you a sense of accomplishment and give you a moral boost.

You must note that learning never goes in vain. It will only enhance your skill set and improve your resume.

We have divided this roadmap into three different phases:

● Basics: In this phase, you have to focus on JavaScript language concepts.

● Frontend: In this phase, you must focus on different frontend frameworks, build tools, and module bundlers.

● Backend: In this phase, the focus should be on backend frameworks and Database languages.


We are assuming that you have no prior knowledge of JavaScript. There it would be best if you start with the basic JS concepts like Loops, Functions, Arrays, Objects, ES5, ES6, Scope, callbacks, closures, and Object Oriented Programming concepts like encapsulation, abstraction, and polymorphism.

In this phase, your focus must be on the JS language. You have to dive deep into every concept of JS to master it.

Remember, without a strong JS base, you can’t build a bright career as a JavaScript developer.


Once you have a good understanding of JS and OOPs concepts, you can move towards learning the frontend technologies.

Frontend Frameworks

As a JavaScript Developer, you must be aware of at least one frontend framework. Using Frontend Framework, you can design websites without writing lots of code statements. The framework offers you a wide range of Code libraries, reusable code, commonly used APIs, etc.

With the help of Frontend Framework, you can minimize your efforts while building the basic components of a website design.

JavaScript has a wide range of frameworks, you can start with any one of them. However, we would recommend React, as it is used by at least 40% of developers across the globe and is referred to as beginner friendly.

Build Tools

Once you have adequate knowledge about Frontend Frameworks, it's time to start learning about Build tools, where you can create multiple files of a project under one hood.

There are multiple tools that come under build tools, but since you are just starting out, we would recommend you to begin with IDE.

Slowly and gradually, you will be able to learn about other tools related to building JS projects.

Module Bundlers

While developing JavaScript projects, you will need a tool that helps you combine multiple project files into a single production Bundle file. Bundlers help you minimize the queries made during loading the file in the browser.

During practice, you might not need a Module Bundler due to smaller projects. However, when you will working in the industry, you will be creating big projects where dozens of JavaScript code files will be created. To manage all these different files, module bundlers come in handy.

You can try WebPack Bundler, it is one of the most trusted JavaScript Module Bundlers.


After learning about JS Frontend Framework, tools, you will be able to get into the IT industry as a JavaScript Frontend Framework. However, if you want to become a full-stack JavaScript Developer, it is recommended to go through this Phase 3: Backend.

In this phase, you will be learning about backend frameworks and database language.

We would recommend exploring NodeJS, it will help you write server-side code, It is one of the best and most highly optimized Backend Frameworks.

Along with JavaScript Backend knowledge, it is suggested to have hands-on at least one query language to interact with Databases. Sooner or later, you might have to work with databases in your job and that’s when query languages come in handy. We would recommend MySql, it is an evergreen query language.

Once you have strong hands-on of MySql, it won’t be tough for you to switch to some other query language as per the business requirements.


So, that was the easiest and most efficient roadmap you can follow and become a full-stack JavaScript Developer. You might say that we have not listed a few things, but down the line when you will dig through the three phases listed above, you will gradually come across the obvious terms and learn them accordingly.

Besides that, during the learning phase, you might get impatient and feel to switch the technology. However, we would strongly suggest you keep progressing, it could be frustrating but in the longer run, it will be worth it.

Do let us know in case you have any suggestions for us.

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