How to become a developer in 2022

Programmers are the creators of the new world. It is enough to look at how people’s lives have changed over the past thirty years to be convinced of the veracity of these words. But where to start? We will tell you how to become a programmer from scratch.

Digitalization, built by hundreds of thousands of professional coders, is steadily penetrating into all spheres of the economy and everyday life. And this is just the beginning.

Therefore, if you have chosen the profession of a programmer for yourself or your children, be sure that this is a pragmatic and thoughtful decision. Who knows, maybe following these instructions you will be able to start your business from scratch and delve into building a software development team in Poland or wherever.

Types of developers

The task of a programmer is to create digital products and services to solve certain life problems.

  • Application developer (i.e. one who does application programming)

The result of their work is digital tools ranging from accounting programs to video editors. All games, services in your laptops, tablets and phones are created by programmers of this particular profile.

  • Web programmer

Social networks, online stores, services, distance learning systems, forums are all the work of specialists trained to work on the network.

  • System programmer

Imagine an internal network of hundreds of computers in an enterprise. Many departments, and all with their own tasks – from counting surplus products or working out supply chains to accounting programs and corporate media. And all this colossus should work clearly, without interruptions and errors. System programmers follow this.

  • Backend Developer

Creates the functionality and interactivity of a website, including elements that allow users to perform actions such as logging in, creating an account, and liking posts.

What are the best programming languages ​​to learn?

Frontend requires three languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (JS).

To implement the backend in web development, PHP, Python, Java, Go, C#, C++, Ruby and others come in handy.

Swift is mainly used by Apple to create programs for devices on its own operating system.

To automate system administration tasks, the most commonly used scripting languages ​​are PowerShell and Bash.

Which one to choose? Complex issue. There are no specific criteria. You can choose by popularity. You can choose by complexity (however, there is a problem here, for someone this language will be very easy, for someone very difficult).

 

What should you pay attention to? Salary. The more popular the language is, the higher your salary will be. And don’t forget, you have to be good at what you do.

Questions to ask yourself before becoming a developer

  • Are you ready not only to learn certain programming languages ​​and master the necessary skills, but also to constantly improve your skills, delve into all new technologies in order to be on the crest of the wave and always remain a specialist in demand?
  • Are you capable of self-learning, which is very important in the field of programming?
  • Do you have the skills necessary to work as a programmer – analytical thinking, teamwork, organizational skills, attention to detail, meticulousness, perseverance, a lot of patience?

If the answers to these questions satisfy you – go for it, everything is in your hands.

How and where to study as a developer?

The first way is not for weaklings, but for very purposeful people. Set yourself a difficult task on your own and go towards its solution, breaking through tons of information, useful and not very useful, mastering the necessary skills along the way.

The second way is to go to study at some college/university or choose an online school. This option is suitable for those who find it more convenient to study according to the prepared structure and sequence of training. It seems to me that this option is a little faster, although the first case also has its advantages.

Anindya Chowdury
Anindya Chowdury
MERN-Stack Web Developer trying to C Rust. Also writing articles sometimes.

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