Past, present and future of web development based on my own experience.
The web development work is something that I really love it and enjoy working on it, and as a full-stack web developer who is working on this from the last 8 years I want to share my experiences and thoughts about it.
I am mainly a PHP developer but I think these thoughts can apply to others backend languages like ASP or JAVA. When I started developing web apps with PHP it really was at your own way, writing spaghetti code and having PHP and HTML mixed, and honestly I think PHP was a little immature but for that time it just worked.
Fortunately, PHP has grown a lot as well as its community and in nowadays we have really great frameworks like Symfony, Zend, Laravel or much more, so if you are developing web applications my advise is please use a framework.
Web development and mobile development are siblings, when you are developing web apps you should think on make them mobile compatible. Nowadays, more than 25% of website visits are originated from mobile devices and it is expected to be the 50% in 2017. So, for that you need to think making your apps mobile friendly.
Please, keep learning, reading, hearing about web development, it is something amazing.