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5 Tips to help you become a software developer

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”2/3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Software development jobs are amongst the fastest growing jobs globally and a lot of people who have realized this have decided to pursue or switch careers in this direction.

If you are one of these people, we have a few tips which we believe can help in your journey to becoming a developer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner boxed=”true” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]1. Develop a passion for solving problems

The fundamental skill that you are valued for as a developer is your problem-solving skills and then your ability to translate your solutions into code. It would be worthwhile to train yourself to tackle challenging problems that you come across on a day to day basis.

2. Learn more than one programming language

The famous ‘law of the instrument’ by Maslow states “ To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. If all you have in your programming toolbox is Python, you will want to solve every problem using python even when it is not the best option. The advantage of knowing more than one language is that it makes the task of deciding which tool is best suited for a particular problem much easier.

A good platform to achieve this is codewars.com which gives you the option of solving the same problem in multiple languages.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner boxed=”true” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”]

[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”2/3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]3. Be constantly learning and up-skilling.     

Because the tech/software developing industry is an ever evolving field, constant development of one’s skill will be essential. This can be done in the form of reading books or attending seminars to help refine your expertise.

4. Work on as many projects as you can.

The best way to complement your qualification is with a large collection of projects that you have worked on. These projects mean more to a potential employer as they help gauge your level of expertise.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]5. Finally, Find a mentor. 

Find someone with experience that’s already doing the kind of work you’d like to do that can help review your work and help you become a better developer. You can also join online peer review platforms where more seasoned developers can look at work and advise you on how you can improve.

There’s a whole lot more one can do to get started as a developer but we trust the few points stated above are a good start.

If you are wondering what courses would be best take to start your journey to become a software developer, we have a few recommendations for you. You can click on the link below and we will either call/email to provide some advice – Contact us

Or – you can visit our Microsoft Beginners Programming course – and become a Microsoft certified programmer

 

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