If you are a computer science student or doing a course to become a software engineer or a software developer, there are some technical skills you need to have to become a good programmer. Technology is vast and there are so many tools, platforms, languages coming out in the market. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced programmer or a newbie programmer, as a modern developer you should have knowledge that how to integrate the modern technologies and other technical stuff in your work to make a good product or software.
In this article, we will discuss some important technical skills you should have as a developer or if you are planning to become a good developer.
1. Data Structures and Algorithms
This skill is the topmost priority by most of the companies to check the problem solving and coding skill. You can become a good software developer if you know how data can be organized and how it can be used to solve a real life problem. As a developer or a computer science student or a self taught programmer, you should put serious effort to learn Data Structures and Algorithms(e.g. array, linked list, tree). Data Structures and Algorithms are the heart of programming.
Initially most of the developers do not realize its importance but when you will start your career in software development, you will find your code is either taking too much time or taking too much space. There you will realize the importance of organizing the data using right data structure and algorithm to solve a specific problem in less time and less space.
2. Programming Languages
In order to become a good programmer you must have command on at least one programming language in depth. When it comes to deciding which programming language you should choose, so it depends on your area of interest and in which language you love to solve the problems or you are comfortable with.