Working as a Software Developer
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), platforms for software have grown almost explosively over the past decade. Wearable technology, “smart” devices in homes and on vehicles, and workplace automation all depend on software. That software must be developed by teams of software developers working across multiple platforms and under tight parameters. The resulting software must be rugged and reliable.
Because of the pressure of deadlines, budgets and competition, software developers enjoy high status in today's job market. They must be fluent in several programming languages so software architects can rely on them to pick the right language for each application. The web-connected refrigerator does not need the same control as sophisticated medical diagnostic equipment, for example.
To get a thorough education in all the different software environments, today's student needs a school that can speak the language and provide the hands-on training in many facets of software development:
- Cloud application development
- Database design and development
- Mobile app development
- Object-oriented programming
- Software engineering
- Software logic and design
- Web application development
- Web interface design