What Is Professional Programmer ?
How do people get professional programmer?Many computer science or software engineering education and professional programs to work from there by “traditional” way to go.
Others become professional programmers by accident. Work to help someone write a small program, colleagues say, “Oh great, you can write your programs, you still have our programmers!”
Others begin as hobbyists and follow a less traditional path, not always getting a degree, but clearly from the beginning programmer and the willingness to work actively with the aim.
I 6. wrote nothing but amazing at the time I began writing and soon found it was absorbing most of my time since I’ve been a hobbyist programmer. Since I did not really stop, and it is my 24 years experience in programming “and is counting.
Was writing the first computer games. Me to write programs for them later said to the people, and sometimes even compensation. It is always about something that I learned the program. The program itself does not have its own world. Japanese people have a program or physics or engineering (or whatever is in my mind) works with computers to do with the work expected of him. I write programs for them to learn about each of these areas had to.
I was a teacher at the university, because it was not, and I enjoy teaching, where found, and especially enjoy educational programming.
I was in college, my first job, while the “real” and the company’s financial data is found to write the code for Visual C + +. The theory was based on a lightweight design and supply. But I was thrown into the deep end on this great project in terms of working with others! He gigabytes of source code, and a dozen quite different skill levels through the efforts of developers cancerously rising.
My expertise: more than average because of the programs out there though, I have a junior programmer, and a small fish in a big pond learned to solve for.
A small group, a big fish in a small pond to investigate more jobs and skipping a lot of years well, and today I’m a big manufacturer. Most of them taste it if you do not use large code and the rules of the different levels of skill to get the programs to your colleagues in the industry were not professional programs was to teach them a lot about the “state” professionalism to keep everyone in the same direction.
Coffee is a difference between “the ability to program,” and exist as “a professional programmer.” The master programmer took 16 years to go from the beginning, and then another 12 years to go from hotshot professional and I am still learning.
Whichever route you follow, most professional programmers before the law and how it is to be a professional at a later date that that is indeed common.
What is it means to be a professional programmer? What it means to be a professional anything? Only praise but also some true professionals are often defined as a set of features that “a skill, to make money” can have a professional and say “professionalism.” In my opinion, these features are: trust, teamwork, leadership, communication, constant updating skills, an interest in minimizing risks and accountability. Each of these effects professional programmer in certain ways.
Reliability reliability concept is applied in many different ways for programmers. Can you be trusted with a job? Without anyone checking up on you to perform a task? You ask for help when you need it can be trusted?
You clients’ data are given or have signed a non-disclosure agreement, you are being trusted to respect the privacy. Third party tools or libraries you to check the license agreements and as necessary to obtain a license or permit are trusted. Just like any professional are trusted to do a good job.
Teamwork will collaborate with your team mates you really? You just work for mutual benefit and will not To work with you can count on your team? If you share your work and can count on your team to relax? As part of the team and its management (and sometimes even customers) can accept, everyone is trying to get the same job done?
Led showing both earning respect from others means knowing what to do with it. Recognize the skills of your team members, and ensure that they can cope with at a given time without exceeding the growth of each person and can offer challenges.
You always led a project (that scary “delegation” word) the “fun” parts do not have to get involved. It is a job that you yourself would not be willing to include not ask anyone to do so. Managers need to show leadership and lead programmer who just do not have any professional programmer. The best programmers know what is happening to the people, not just those who are small business to work with.
Communication with people respecting work, and really listen to them enough for your customers is an important part of communication. Teamwork, good communication, nor accountability can not be without.
Communication with customers to produce usable specifications and response is critical. You question whether you really are a pair object that will serve the customer in mind?
Meetings with timely and effective communication skills can help. A professional communication, effective and to the point, whether in person, by email, by phone or in written documents.
Until you consider how many people require documentation before a critical project documents seems like a programmer particular concern: other programmers high level, API level documentation and the code needs; Managers planning, progress, and bug documentation is needed; What was done by the lawyers and the evidence of need; And documentation on how to use the software needs.
Keeping your skills up to date Updating skills aware of what is happening in your industry involves staying. Extreme Programming current ideas about what kinds of ways? What libraries and tools out there that are able to support your project? What are the current refactoring? How standards, file formats and protocols about? Unicode, XML, SQL, and are up to date with all the acronym? Maybe you’re missing out on something if you are not. What platforms are you using your potential customers? You should be learning about cross platform development?
Basically you possess a genuine interest in your area, and so you know what’s out there and what areas to read broadly and deeply about the need to read. You can also (or should I say “especially”) need to accept even very good programmers are still learning.
Best practices, combined with a healthy dose of common sense, at least familiar with the risk, you will go a long way towards risk management. Professional programmer known bugs or any other changes they intend to make to keep track of. Worms are risks, and with a simple database bugs you just forgot to ship a product can prevent.
Another threat that is often not well considered any and all changes to the source code. Source of their livelihood and any change could be a mistake. Good software out there that every modification of its source code and also help to keep track of that many people have changed the code merge.
Professional programmers are careful enough to test. Usually a software company but testers testers and developers how to write your own unit and regression testing to know how to get the most out of the need to ensure that every change in behavior observed and is checked by a human.
Keeping your code simple and well styled to manage risk and commonly overlooked way. Anyone can look at the code and see what it does right now, you are far less likely to find bugs in it later, and you have to change something without understanding it at first attempt a junior programmer is likely to.
Another risk is changing his mind, or more often as they change their specifications realized that it was not what they had in mind the customer. Write your code modular and reusable, and you can have any trouble adapting to the changing needs will not require it.
Others have a responsibility to write code for the accountability. You need to make sure your software is reliable. Are you sure that you understand the requirements and specifications of the customer truly needs. Your work, all current and past bugs, their progress, any problems, signed off milestones, and more documentation is required. You also software licenses, the terms of their employment contracts, and intellectual property law, some basic legal issues that needed to be aware of.
As you can see, there is a huge gap between “coding” and “professional programming.” Most programming courses focus on the coding side of things, and the professional skills tend to be glossed over or not covered at all. I have found myself regularly teaching these skills to new co-workers, which highlighted the need for “professionalism skills training.” Teaching my co-workers reminded me how much I enjoy teaching. I decided to teach more people by trying my hand at professional writing for a change.
I set up a web site, which is completely independent from my day job. The site is called Developing Programmers.com. It is devoted to teaching people how to develop into professional programmers. Since founding the site, I’ve been presenting the tools and ideas that I think professionals should know about.
Some of my articles simply refer to other sites of benefit to would-be professionals. I research other articles from scratch: tutorials, guides, and discussions of things professionals should be thinking about, like revision control, documentation, keeping your group pointed in the same direction—and of course, each of the aspects of professionalism that I listed earlier.
These days I consider myself to be a professional programmer, though I am still discovering the depth and breadth of what exactly that means. Perhaps that ongoing exploration of programming and of professionalism is what makes this for me a career and not just a job.