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Software Application Developers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:29)


Joseph Krill works for a small company who provides a web application to individuals to help them manage their recruiting process. He is responsible for the front end of the application.

Software Application Developers: Career Beginnings (00:30)

Krill has always been interested in computers.

Software Application Developers: Keys for Success (00:32)

Stay abreast of technology and constantly learn.

Software Application Developers: Education and Certification Requirements (00:54)

Attend developer conferences and meet-ups, and stay active in the community. Tools include: podcasts, blogs, and websites.

Software Application Developers: Workplace Atmosphere (00:58)

Krill does not travel and currently works a 9 to 5 schedule with the ability to work from home. The office is an open environment which can sometimes be problematic.

Software Application Developers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:08)

Find a mentor. Understand that you will not always be able to do things exactly the way you want to; teamwork is important.

Software Application Developers: Day on the Job (01:23)

Software developers tend to experience flexibility in the workplace. Krill tends to start work early. He reads tech news, attends daily and weekly meetings, and works on projects.

Software Application Developers: Industry Goals and Services (00:40)

The main goal is to ensure the product is robust, as bug free as possible, and provides a good end user experience.

Software Application Developers: Industry Challenges (00:52)

Krill states that the industry is immature and technology moves quickly.

Software Application Developers: Looking at the Future (00:53)

Krill finds it hard to speculate about the future. Computing power and complexity will continue to increase.

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Software Application Developer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a software application developer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Joseph Krill talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in software development. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 9 minutes

Item#: FPT133150

ISBN: 978-1-64023-597-7

Copyright date: ©2017

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