A new report from The Web Developer Alliance highlights a lack of trust in web developers and developers in general.
A large percentage of web developers are either unfamiliar with the industry or have no prior experience with the technology.
The report also found that web developers with a degree in Computer Science, which typically focuses on developing websites, are less likely to have the skills needed to effectively manage the complex web.
“It’s not just about the technology; it’s also about the people who work with the technologies and the organizations that develop them,” said Marcia M. Hanks, executive director of The Web Development Alliance.
“We’re seeing a shift in the industry towards more technical roles.”
The report, which surveyed more than 1,000 web developers, found that a large number of web users are frustrated by the lack of web development certification programs and training available.
“We are not just looking for someone who can build websites,” Hanks said.
“People need to know that they can be trained in the skills they need to effectively develop and deploy applications for their own use.”
The organization is hoping to educate and educate people in a manner similar to the way that the World Wide Web was designed.
“The Web is the most popular medium for the Internet today, and as web developers we have an obligation to be part of that,” Hikes said.
“I think it’s important to take that as an opportunity to make sure that you are aware of what the web is, what it can do, and that you have a background that is relevant to what you’re doing.”
Hanks is hopeful that more web developers will be motivated to learn more about the technologies they are using.
“You need to be able to say ‘Oh, I don’t know how to build a website,'” Hanks continued.
“You need some experience and a little bit of knowledge.
But we’re seeing that a lot of web coders aren’t really that experienced.”
For more information on the Web Development Association, visit www.webdevelopment.org.