Back to basics: Software Development

New to the tech world and don’t know where to start? Well, a career in tech can be hugely rewarding, and there are so many different roles you can go into with the right training. So, we’ve put together a ‘back to basics’ blog series. We’ll cover the basics of what courses we provide, what they mean and what kind of things you could be doing in a role linked to the course.

For the second blog in our ‘back to basics’ series, we’re looking at everything you need to know about Software Development. You can then see if that’s the route you’d like to explore more!

What is Software Development?

The role of a Software Developer includes you taking on a variety of different tasks and responsibilities. The main one is being in charge of writing the code and developing the software products for companies. We’ve listed some of the responsibilities this may include below:

  • Work with developers to design algorithms and flowcharts
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Recommend and execute improvements
  • Gather and evaluate user feedback
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting

What do you need to learn?

To get an entry-level role, our Software Development course teaches you what you need to know including;

  • Coding Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming in Java
  • Introduction to Test-Driven Development
  • HTML and CSS Fundamentals
  • Introduction to JavaScript and Interactive and Responsive Web Design
  • Introduction to Full-Stack Applications
  • Agile Foundation (BCS)

New to tech and don’t know what they are? Don’t worry! If you like what you’ve heard so far and decide to do a course, all these will become second nature.

Having these skills can help you start your journey into Software Development and with our practical tasks, you can get a feel for the kind of work you could be doing day-to-day.

What job could you get?

You could get a job in so many different settings. Your skills could support the gaming industry, healthcare and medicine, science…there really is no limit as it’s used in most sectors!

There are different areas of Software Development you can hone in on such as being a Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer, Game Developer and much more.

If you want to find out more about Software Development and what you could learn in our courses, book one of our information sessions.