Not all developers are the same. In this video, explore the different types of developers and where you might fit into this industry. Discover the differences between front, full-stack, and back-end web development.
- Besides traditional job titles, developers share certain traits. Perhaps you're wondering if you'd make a good developer, so let's take a look at some common developer characteristics. Now overall, developers are pretty satisfied with their job, almost 75% are satisfied with their current position. Most of them also report that they are confident in their managers, and don't feel the need to become a manager in order to be fulfilled or to earn more money. Developers work inside and outside of teams, and in larger companies they tend to be part of larger groups which work on small parts of bigger projects. Most developers participate in code reviews, which means having other people look at your code in order to improve each other's work. The majority of professional developers also contribute to opensource projects. This means that they publish their work for everyone to see and contribute to. Although not all developers contribute to opensource, all web developers use opensource projects so they have to learn how to work with opensource code. It's important to get along with others, learn to appreciate critiques, and also be willing to help improve the work of others. Working in web development might be the biggest team sport you'll ever participate in. One of the most important characteristics of a developer is that they're lifelong learners. Almost 90% of all developers say they have taught themselves a new language, framework, or tool, outside of their formal education. Often, developers have to learn to use different types of tools that shift between projects. This is not a great job for someone who likes things to stay the same. But if you enjoy an atmosphere of continuous learning, then you'll really enjoy the challenge of being a developer.
- Types of web developers
- Server technologies
- Getting web development training
- Choosing the right tools
- Getting a job
- Negotiating your salary