Web development is hard, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Building a fully functional, dynamic web application with all the features that users want is a daunting task with a seemingly endless list of things you have to get just right. And before you can even start thinking about most of them, you must do a huge amount of up-front work: set up a database, create all the tables to store your data, plan out all the relationships and queries, come up with a solution for dynamically generating the HTML, figure out how to map specific URLs to different bits of code, and more. Just getting to the point where you can add features your users will see or care about is a vast and largely thankless job.
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