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What Will I Learn as a Software Developer?


Looking for a Tech-based position with opportunities to learn an abundance of new, highly-needed skills? A career in Software Development can unlock a wealth of stimulating, well-paid and rewarding job prospects for those looking to try something new. A Software Developer is the creative force and brains behind operating systems such as your laptop, smartphone and gaming systems.

Whether you’ve got a background in computer science, consider yourself savvy on the keyboard or want a new challenge - becoming a software developer has a lot of benefits. Working as a Software Developer will also give you plenty of transferable skills in Digital, the ability to work remotely and open you up to a whole new side of modern computing and technology.

Learn more about the tricks, tools and training you’ll need to be on your way to become a Software Developer

Learning Git and GitHub 

Git is a version control system. It allows you to log and track changes made to code. It allows users to preview, view and even restore earlier versions of code - an incredibly important tool to monitor and change programming language and mitigate any potential issues that might crop up! It also provides a platform for code to be shared effectively between developers.  

GitHub acts as a cloud-based hosting service for Git repositories, it contains more extra features for collaboration which allows multiple developers to work on a specific project and a host of project management and organisational features.

Docker and Kubernetes (Containers) 

A Container is a piece of software that merges code and its dependencies in order to allow an application to run faster and effectively from one computing system to another. Containers are a lifesaver for scaling an application - it makes the process far easier than it used to be! 

Using Kubernetes or Docker, you have the ability to scale up or down and handle a surge of traffic to your website. Kubernetes is slightly more advanced in the sense that it automates the scaling process and is a more Cloud friendly option.

Coding languages: Javascript and Python 

Knowing multiple programming languages is a must for any up-and-coming developer, this is because there’s no agreement as to which is the most effective and you’ll definitely encounter more than one or two. 

Javascript concentrates on function, interactive elements as well as building servers and preserving back-end infrastructure. It’s also the most used programming language worldwide, at the moment. Essential server side languages are: Ruby, Python and PHP.  Python is particularly popular for machine learning, data mining and scientific computing

Learning these coding languages within your area of development will cover all bases and provide the ideal foundation to get you started.

Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure or GCP) 

Cloud-based computing has really taken the world by storm! This is because Cloud costs are typically lower than desktop software, provide unlimited storage capabilities and automated software integration to name a few. 

They provide developers with hosted development kits, application management abilities as well as database tools. Working in Cloud platforms allows developers to preserve data integrity and enable reliable data recovery.  

Current Cloud Platforms include: AWS (Amazon Web Services), Azure and relative new-comer GCP (Google Cloud Platform). Azure has some competitive benefits in particular - it provides great compatibility with Linux and has built-in server apps that support a wide selection of coding languages, from Java, PHP, to Python. Altogether, Cloud platforms are a must for new developers to study! 

Data Structure and Algorithms 

Becoming skillful with data structure and algorithms (such as: array, tree and linked list) allows developers to organise data and manage it accordingly. They both play a vital role in implementing software. It will also help by providing a range of options in terms of solutions by analysing a standard problem in detail.  

Data structures are digitally arranged structural elements with the purpose of storing and modifying computer data. An algorithm is a sequence of steps (essentially a formula) which creates a certain digital outcome.

Coming to grips with how both function will make you a far more effective developer with your analysis and a star problem-solver. 

Linux Commands 

Embracing Linux is a great way to troubleshoot any issues with your application running on the software.  

It assesses a system's resources and hardware - whether it be CPU, storage or memory. Linux is known for its security, speed, power, versatility and power.

 Another perk of using Linux is that it's free to use and is open-source. Its features include: strong Unix paths for files, a built-in package manager and maintains strict case sensitivity for directories and files. 

Microsoft Excel and Word

Excel is an essential tool for Software Developers and Programmers alike. Microsoft Excel is not just for spreadsheets, it’s actually much more multifaceted than that! It allows developers to track progress, data quality checking and analysis

Not only that, but Excel functions seamlessly as a great project management system and scheduling projects using its tracking, review, timeline and budget overview capabilities.

It’s also used to insert large volumes of data into various databases. Microsoft Word has a handy developer tool which is used for making forms fields, recording macros and code in general and saving them safely after creation. 

Ready to sign up for a Software Development course? 

Here at The Training Room, you can get qualified with our fully-online Software Development course. You'll receive assistance from our expert tutors and can complete your course in as little as 3 months.

We have two levels with our Software Development course (intermediate and professional) where you can adopt all of the fundamentals and get hired in no time!

The Training Room | 02/08/2021 09:00:00

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