© Chris Northwood 2018
Chris NorthwoodThe Full Stack Developerhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4152-3_1

1. The Modern Web

Chris Northwood1 
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Manchester, UK
 

The electronic computer, the Internet, and the World Wide Web are the greatest inventions of our time, and we are lucky to be working on the crest of the wave that the impact of these inventions is having on society.

Developers have typically worked in technology companies, or inside technology departments of other organizations, but as the earliest developers are now retiring, the latest generation is finding employment in many different areas. The term “digital industry” is often used to describe more traditional businesses that are waking up to the potential that technologists have paved ...

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