Web Development - building anything that opens through a browser (Firefox/Chrome/Opera/Safari/Edge etc..)
Why Web Development?
I myself chose web development because of freedom. Freedom from Apples’ AppStore or Googles’ Android Market. Fewer doorkeepers & regulators to worry about.
You are also not bound to any propritary software.
Is Web “dying”?
When I was a kid in the early 2000’s, a web browser on a Desktop computer was the only way to connect to the internet.
Since the first iphone in 2006, the internet has become much more “accessible” via smartphones.
Today, most people have a smartphone, but many don’t have a desktop/laptop computer. They just don’t need it.
Moreover, for many people “the internet” comes down to a few social media apps.
Naturally, the Web has been losing dominance in favor of mobile app development.
Apart of freedom, I think that productivity remains the killer feature of desktop/laptop VS mobile.
You just can’t be as productive on a smartphone.
You can’t build a mobile app on a mobile phone, right? :D
I perceive a smartphone more as a consumption device, whereas a desktop/laptop is a production device.
Business users are more likely to use a desktop/laptop computer and a Web Browser. Consumers are more likely to use their phone and download an app (and rarely open a web browser on their phone).
- B2B = desktop = web browser = web development
- B2C = mobile = mobile app = mobile development
I think that businesses are more likely to pay for services, and it’s easier to become successful on B2B than on B2C.
Overall, I think choosing Web Development is a safe bet in 2022. Demand is high as never before, and so are the salaries.