Information Technologist / Software Developer
— C.A.R. Hoare, British Computer Scientist & Winner of 1980 Turing Award
In other words, a good software designer or a developer should have lot of skill, devotion, and insight, inspiration to develop and to make a software work.
Here's what we at mapmytalent know about Software Development and I.T. as a Career.
A software developer is a person who overlooks all the software development processes which includes researching, designing, developing and testing the software. They often work in teams with programmers, engineers, analysts to develop and install a software solution. They even write codes for those programs which they design, test and document. This happens at a much later stage when a developer can write professional quality codes hence mentoring under some good team is usually the way to begin.
Software developers often write and develop software applications for desktops, servers as well as develop and code applications for devices like Tablet Computers, Phablets and Smartphones. Some of the skills which a software engineer should possess are Ability to analyze and to understand the customer needs and then design, construct and maintain the application accordingly, Communication skills to be get and to provide information to the client, conceptual knowledge of networking and Operating systems. Writing secure codes is a very important part of any software development. Secure coding helps protect software from theft or corruption hence a good knowledge of security and encryption is required. He should have an expert knowledge of computer languages like C/C++, C#, Java, HTML, Visual Basic, computer program design methods and techniques and should have the ability to learn new programming languages quickly. He should keep himself updated and adapted with the new technologies which keep emerging and know its impact on the current systems.