Developer Corner

As a developer/senior developer, it is expected that you are strong in terms of Programming Fundamentals as well as have strong hands-on experience working on the technologies/platforms/languages that are you specializing on.

You should be allocating at least 2 hours everyday for practicing hands-on programming (be it on your project or as a separate learning if you are on bench). Practice is the key to becoming a great programmer. There is no other secret other than practice. Experience is only considered valuable if you have a culture of coding practice and as years pass by, you should know more problem solving techniques (not just naive but efficient ones).


Fundamentals

Data Structures & Algorithms
Architectural Principles
Protocols & Services
Programming Languages

Proficient in one or more of the following programming languages. Best thing to aim at is to be strong in at least 1 server side language and 1 client side language.

Testing

Products/Platforms

Usually, developers like to be pure coding geeks or be a platform/product specialist. If your desire is to be an expert in a product/platform, then you should have knowledge working on any of the following leading products/platforms like:

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) /ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
CMS (Content Management System)
BPM (Business Process Management)

Project/Time Management