The development of the world of technology in Indonesia is indeed warm. Almost every day we can hear news about new startups popping up to solve the problems that are around us. With more and more technology companies emerging, it means that more developers are needed. Just look at Indonesian programming groups, almost every day there is information about job vacancies looking for web, mobile, database, and other programmers.
With opportunities that are increasingly wide open, how can we prepare ourselves to become programmers needed by the industry? Here we summarize some important points that programmers must have which are an attraction for companies to hire programmers.
Master the basics of programming
Sounds simple, but the basics of programming are mandatory to master. The concept of variables, branching, repetition, function, class, inheritance, and other basic concepts is not different from each programming language. The only difference is the syntax writing technique. If the basics have been mastered, we will not have difficulties if we have to learn a new programming language when needed. We see that many programming languages are constantly being developed which requires us to learn fast?
Focus on two or three programming languages
Readers who like soccer are certainly not strange to see players who change positions. Every football player has a specialization in their respective positions, also must be able to adjust if installed in different positions. From the front attacker to attacking wings or attacking midfielders. There are also defenders who are sometimes positioned as midfielders. Even so, we rarely see any players who can be played in all positions.
The same thing applies to programmers. We must have language specialization that is truly mastered outside and inside. Besides this main language we also need to understand one or two other languages to support the main language or even for hobbies.
Master the algorithm
As the saying “many roads lead to Rome”, there are more than one method for programming problems. A good programmer will certainly have the most effective and efficient way to solve the problem. But how can we know the solution chosen is indeed effective and efficient compared to other solutions? The answer is through the analysis of algorithms and data structures used.
We don’t need to master each algorithm to its roots. Simply master how it works, when it can be used, and how to apply it.