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Ionic freelancer developer

Update : Now i leave to react native development 

Nowadays, the technology market is the biggest market ever, every day many changes come and with these changes many jobs opportunities created, Although this is a good sign for anyone who works in this carrier, it also adds another challenge to must keep knowledge constantly updated or to be ancient.

For that, I decided to add another option to my job description to be an ionic developer beside being a PHP developer, I see that option will keep me updated in the web development career because I will learn tools that already used in Web development projects like typescript, angular 2, SASS and HTML5 features, besides it will not be a steep learning curve because as a web developer I already familiar with CSS, JavaScript and HTML5.

On the other side, many freelancers clients asking for someone who can manage Their whole project from creating the backend, building the API to creating the mobile application, this makes them usually more comfortable, because client spends money to Lift the load up on their shoulders and to find someone that takes their responsibilities, moreover this will reduce the project cost because there's one person will develop them (web, mobile) both.

I recommended ionic as one of  the best cross-platform framework  in a previous article, you can go ahead and read, but in this article, I will talk about what do you need to be an ionic developer?  this will be an updated article for any changes, now let's start.

1- JavaScript understanding

Even if you are familiar with JavaScript I recommended to fresh your knowledge with classic JavaScript, because it is the backbone for cross-platform frameworks, not only ionic, because you always deal with WebView KIT, it's a browser engine that understands JavaScript code and any framework code will finally convert to a classic JavaScript, So if your framework doesn't support some features or you stick with weird bug you can hack with JavaScript.

2- Typescript understanding

If this is a new term and you never heard about, it is simply a superset of JavaScript which primarily provides optional static typing, classes, and interfaces. This will improve the quality of your JavaScript and make it more readable and maintainable, one of the big benefits is to enable IDEs to provide a richer environment for spotting common errors as you type the code, as example, phpstorm or WebStorm IDE offers nice IntelliSense on Typescript

So what this mean? , it is mean if you already familiar with JavaScript coding it will be an easy step to learn typescript because it is not different language, it is just a readable javascript code

3- Angular 2 understanding

In order to understand ionic 2 frameworks you should understanding at least, Angular 2 basic concepts, because it was built upon this framework, Google has written a deeper documentation for Angular 2 which makes it harder to follow for beginners, so the ionic great team keep this in mind and created a simple documentation, to give them a really. Good push up on Angular 2 fundamentals, I strongly recommend taking a look before starting with Google documentation

4- CSS and SaSS Understanding

If you are a web developer or a web designer you already familiar with CSS, and if you don't have any idea about sass I suggest to take a look at fundamentals at least to know how to play around, because every component in ionic by default related to sass file, it's a nice and super simple technology.

5- HTML 5 Understanding

It's also a basic skill for every web developer or designer, the components structure built upon HTML5, on the other side Ionic plugins utilize of many HTML5 features like IndexedDB, WebSQL, and localstorage ,that's giving you the ability to test your app storage on the browser until running with the real device storage which is SQLite, this absolutely gives you more flexibility during the development process, so if you understanding these features very you could utilize it very well.


Cross platform frameworks mobile application developing is promise carrier, if you understanding web 2 technologies will, you can grasp in the market easily, build your brand, making your target clients, because it's low competitive market yet, and if you a web developer this will be an easy step even if you just making a freelancing projects it will be a big plus to your skills as a web developer

  • Ben
    Hey, is it possible for you to share links to the documentation of both Ionic's and Google's Angular 2 documentation?
    March 28, 2017
    • admin
      Hi, Ben, it is not available to anyone to add outsources to the documentation for angular 2 or ionic because It is not the right place to share others tutorials, but this available to their forums and Reddit pages.
      March 28, 2017

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