How to Choose a Coding Language

By Chevas Balloun

Last Updated: June 5th 2024

Choosing the right coding language can be difficult - after all, there’s no shortage of coding languages out there, and coding bootcamps that can teach you these skills.

However, coding bootcamps such as Nucamp give you the skills you need to hit the ground running with web development, meaning that you’ll learn the coding languages you need to succeed in a new job after completing your bootcamp.

To discover what coding languages interest you most, it sometimes helps to consider what types of web development roles you’re interested in, as you’ll want to seek out programs and courses that align with those goals.

Here is a breakdown of these languages, as well as the types of web development roles that use these languages, to help narrow your search.

How to choose a coding language

Coding Languages

JavaScript: This language, developed about 25 years ago, still serves as a fundamental building block of many coding bootcamps today. JavaScript has helped to standardize the way many websites and applications are built, so it is the basis of many coding courses regardless of whether you’re interested in developing websites, mobile apps, or PC/Mac apps in a job after bootcamp.

HTML and CSS: HTML is the standard language used to build web pages and applications. CSS dictates the styling of these web pages and applications, using code that describes the format, look, and feel of page content.

Bootstrap: Front end coding bootcamps generally use Bootstrap, a collection of CSS and Javascript code simplify buildingseamless-looking user interfaces on websites and applications.

React and React Native: The React language is the most popular Javascript library, which takes things a step further by allowing you the ability to build systems that connect consumer data at a higher level. React Native allows you the ability to do this, but also the skills needed to package websites into mobile apps.

NodeJS and MongoDB: If your career ambitions are oriented more towards behind-the-scenes processes - perhaps you’re more interested in how systems and sites are architectured - full stack web development might be a better choice for you. NodeJS and MongoDB are a commonly used languages and tools, respectively, languages that are used heavily in databases, user authentication, and data storage - essential for full stack web developers.

How to choose a coding language.

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Web Development Jobs

As you can see above, coding languages vary between what type of product is involved. As a result, the types of web development jobs associated with these coding languages can also vary. However, coding bootcamps give you the knowledge you need to get started in a web development role quickly, so having some insight into what career path you’re interested in can help you as you select which bootcamp course is right for you.

To make this even easier, we’ve grouped these with their corresponding course path in Nucamp.

Web Development Fundamentals

In this coding bootcamp, students will learn coding languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript so that they have a firm understanding of web development basics. Although this isn’t necessarily the path for web developers who want to build a website from scratch, it provides you with the coding languages needed to customize existing websites and products. This includes:

  • Customizing off-the-shelf websites.
  • Building email templates.
  • Working alongside web development teams in roles such as a technical project or accounts manager.

Front-End Web Development

Front end coding bootcamps allow students a greater depth of knowledge with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and React Native coding languages. This enables web developers to build custom websites from scratch, and the ability to leverage code libraries. This includes:

  • Building responsive websites with seamless user experience and styling that work across devices and web browsers.
  • Building mobile apps.

Full Stack Web and Mobile Development

In addition to the coding languages listed above, full stack web developers learn back-end languages like NodeJS and database frameworks like MongoDB. This enables them to work with larger databases, security, and data processing. This includes:

  • Administering systems, troubleshooting problems users experience in using these systems.
  • Administering databases, ensuring that data is secure but also accessible for authorized users when needed.
  • Certifying software quality, such as a Quality Assurance Engineer or Tester to ensure that websites and apps are working as they should prior to launch.


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Chevas Balloun

Director of Marketing & Brand

Chevas has spent over 15 years inventing brands, designing interfaces, and driving engagement for companies like Microsoft. He is a practiced writer, a productivity app inventor, board game designer, and has a builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship.