In this video, which is part of our new series – Dev Concepts, we explain the four skills every developer should have in order to be successful.
Of course, there are more skills that could be mentioned. However, we’ve narrowed it down to these four, as we’ve found, after years of studying the IT field, that they are the crucial ones.
Watch the video below to find out what they are and how you can develop them!
1. Coding – 20%
These are the skills to write and debug code and they include the following components:
- Coding (writing commands, scripts and programs), using development environments (the so-called IDEs) and developer tools
- Working with variables and data, calculations, using conditional statements and loops
- Writing and using functions, methods, classes and objects
- Working with data structures, such as arrays, lists, maps, strings, and trees
- Using programming APIs, libraries and software packages
- Troubleshooting and debugging the code and using a debugger
2. Algorithmic Thinking – 30%
- Algorithmic thinking is a way of getting to a solution through the clear definition of the steps needed.
- It includes the ability to analyze the problem and break it into a logical sequence of steps (called “algorithm”), to find a solution for every separate step (or break it further into sub-steps) and then assemble these steps into a working solution.
- “Problem solving” is more general skill, while “algorithmic thinking” is а more technical (or engineering) skill.
3. Fundamental Software Development Concepts – 25%
- These are the skills that we will mention in this lesson and that developers are learning for many years during their software engineering education and professional career.
- These fundamental computer science and software development concepts include many programming paradigms, essential software development knowledge and skills, software engineering principles and concepts.
4. Programming Languages – 25%
- The other 75% of the developer skills are coding, algorithmic thinking, and development concepts, which are considered to be mastered by the job offers.