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Back-end vs Front-end: Where should I start?

Hi!

I am considering starting a new skill path and am hesitating between the ‘Create a Front-end app with React’ and the ‘Create a Back-end App with JavaScript’ paths. I will follow both anyway but need to pick one to start. No previous experience except Python/Data Science.

Which one would you start with?

Thanks!

Suggest start with JavaScript core language before embarking upon React or Node.js. This will give you the foundation needed for both.

Front-end is serverless so confines itself to what can be run in the user agent (browser).

With your knowledge of Python, you could leverage it in a back-end Django environment, but you still need to have a good understanding of the HTML and CSS since you are essentially generating response documents from data and templates on the server.

For back-end, you can start to learn first JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Angular Js, React and many more.
For Front - End javascript, HTML, CSS and photoshop is enough. For more career growth back end is more important.