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Lucas, a 17-year-old, is interested in Java, but he was not sure about what career to choose in this field. After discussing with his dad, he decided to research and gain deeper insight.


Career meaning:

Java script developer is responsible for implementing the front-end logic that defines the behavior of the visual elements of a web application.


Roles and responsibilities:

● Develop new user-facing features

● Build reusable code and libraries for future use

● Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

● Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability

● Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end services

● Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

● Designing, implementing, and maintaining Java-based applications

● Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle

● Writing testable, scalable, and efficient code

● Test and debug new applications and updates

● Maintain up to date code documentation

● Participating in code reviews



Requirements:

● Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

● You have prior experience in Java development

● Strong knowledge of Java Application Frameworks (Struts, Spring, Hibernate, Springboot)

● Hands-on experience working in an Agile environment

● Strong understanding of JavaScript, its quirks, and workarounds

● Basic understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3

● Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX

● Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues

● Familiarity with JavaScript module loaders, such as Require.js and AMD

● Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt and Gulp.js

● Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as {{Git / Mercurial / SVN}}

● Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance

How to become:

● Master the Core Java SE

● Keep Practising Java

● Learn Java EE

● Make Projects With Servlets and JSP

● Learn Hibernate and Spring Frameworks

Colleges:

Compufield Computer Institute, Srihitha Technologies, Ducat, Cisco Regional Academy, Infonet Computer Education are a few among the many colleges offering courses in this area of studies.


Internship companies:

D Square Consulting Services, F1studioz, Viga Entertainment Technology, App & geek, and Awign Expert are few among the many companies offering internships in this field. Tata Consultancy Services, Nagarro, Infosys, Walmart, Accenture, and Paytm are among the companies that hire javascript developers.


Scope:

This is in high demand and will continue to do so with the increase in technological advances. It is the most popular technology according to StackOverFlow’s 2020 developer survey.













Software Developer


Story:

In a session with his Career Counselor, Harish was able to gain insight regarding the steps he should take in order to become a software developer. They also searched online in detail about the colleges he can apply to, the internship opportunities, and the companies hiring a software developer.


Career meaning:

A software developer is a professional who is responsible for designing and building computer programs. Some may build underlying operating systems, while others may focus only on developing new mobile and desktop applications. They also develop computer games and other digital architecture.


Roles and responsibilities:

● Develop and test software based on client's specifications

● Upgrade existing software

● Document their work for future references

● Perform quality assurance on applications they develop or upgrade

Requirements:

● Know programming languages like Java, Python, C++, Ruby, Scala, and JavaScript.

● Mathematics and data analysis

● Data structure and algorithms

● Agile and scrum development methods

● Software development lifecycle

● Debugging and software testing

How to become:

● Clear your higher secondary or 10+2

● Earn a bachelor's degree

● Further your education

● Complete your internship

● Learn software tools and programming language

● Create your CV

● Develop a portfolio



Colleges:

Maharishi Markandeshwar, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, Vellore Institute of Technology, IIT Madras, and SRM University are among the top colleges in this sector.


Internships:

FlashPrep, Command Networks, Optym, Glance, Amazon, Philips, and Microsoft are among the companies that provide internships.



Companies:

Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Oracle, Infosys, IBM, and Wipro are among the top companies hiring software developers.


Scope:

As every industry requires different software products, these professionals are high in demand. With the increased use of technology, the demand for these skilled professionals is likely to rise in the coming years. These professionals can work in different industries, from content management to healthcare to gaming.



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