Application developers help companies keep up with the latest technologies and developments on the web. As online technology becomes increasingly important, all types of businesses are seeking application developers--from banks to universities, news channels to hospitals. These applications (or apps) can be used on smartphones, computers, tablets and more. As such, application developers must be able to create, develop, manage and maintain new programs and software. These tasks require an excellent knowledge of programming, HTML, all sorts of developer software, in many cases Linus, and experience with relational databases.
It is expected in most positions that application developers must be able to work quickly and meet deadlines. Working as a application developer will require collaboration with others in the web and sometimes IT department, so good people and communication skills are necessary as well. Application developers may also be responsible for managing a team, or being part of a team, so it is expected that one is eager and able to collaborate with others.
Application developers should have at least an associate's or bachelor's degree in a design or an IT-related field. Some companies require a good degree of related work experience whereas some application developers can begin in an entry-level position working with teams of other developers.
Application Developer Tasks
- Write, modify, and debug software.
- Design and develop application components.
- Test and document software.
- Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.