It is not enough to learn few programming languages for entering into an IT industry, there is lot more than that and here we help you to get to know and prepare yourself for one of the biggest industries i.e. Information Technology (IT).
Learn new languages:
You might have learned JAVA and c++, but the world has moved ahead with a lot of new programming languages these days. You need to be updated with the latest technology trends, let’s say we talk about web development have you used Angularjs, Reactjs, Nodejs etc, if yes then have you used Angular 5. Technologies are upgrading very very fast, you might have used SQL, Oracle etc for the database, these days some popular database technologies are MongoDB, ElasticSearch, etc.
Knowing industry tools:
You all might be using different IDEs and tools for writing your code, but it is not necessary that they are being used in the industry. You need to know what are the standard tools that being used in the industry these days, like:
For Java development, you might be using Eclipse, Netbeans, IntelliJ IDEA, etc.
But the most famous IDE you will find is Eclipse. I have tried to categorize various industry tools into below-mentioned categories, also mentioning few popular tools:
- Code writing tool (JAVA-eclipse, angularjs-webstorm)
- Repo management (Github, bitbucket)
- Project management tool (JIRA)
- Performance tools (JMeter)
- Testing tools (Protractor)
- Code deployment (Jenkins)
You might be a very good developer, tester, etc but that is no use to an IT company unless and until you are good at working with your team. Movies often glorify a solo coder, and students usually work on assignments on their own, but real-world projects are team efforts. So it is very important to be a team player where:
- you work with your team and help them when needed
- learn new things from your team
- share your knowledge and learnings with your team
- share your achievements with your team
Qualities needed for a developer:
Other than writing a piece of code, a developer needs to have few more qualities for his development work.
Firstly, your code should be written in such a way that it is easy to understand by other developers. Your code should be efficient time and space wise. Sometimes you even need to take a call whether to make your code Simpler vs Efficient.
Secondly, you should be a person who finds it easy to work on somebody else’s code. It is not possible that every time you get a project to be developed from scratch so you should be able to read and understand what others have written.
Thirdly, great developers are usually amazing self-learners. They have the ability to learn new technologies on their own and aren’t intimidated by new technologies.The best skill anyone can have is knowing how to learn, and great developers have mastered the skill of self-learning.
Fourthly, creating code is only part of a programmer’s job. When software doesn’t work as expected, a programmer is expected to get to the root of the problem quickly and effectively. Debugging is what will help you to achieve it. It is said a programmer is incomplete without having the Debugging skill.