Career Paths for Programmers: Skills in Senior Software by Jack Downey
By Jack Downey
The production of software program is often linked to technically marvelous yet socially inept humans - the programmer personality within the motion picture 'Jurassic Park' being an ideal instance. notwithstanding, the advance of industrial software program is a job requiring enter from a multi-disciplinary crew, the good fortune of which relies not just at the staff individuals' technical abilities, but in addition on their skill to speak and collaborate with one another. in response to a three-year study examine, this publication explores some of the roles linked to software program improvement. It explains how those roles will not be essentially outlined or delimited and it additionally highlights the level to which practitioners need to care for either technical and non-technical humans - colleagues, managers, revenues humans, clients and providers. through concentrating on senior practitioners (people of their thirties and forties), this ebook investigates the abilities wanted in those roles and exhibits the various paths practitioners take to get to their present positions. it will likely be of curiosity to all software program practitioners who're eager about the choices on hand to them later of their careers. It additionally bargains help to human source team of workers who could fight to enhance activity descriptions for software program humans. ultimately it deals insights to nationwide coverage makers who desire to see the Irish software program live to tell the tale within the worldwide marketplace.