Home > Articles > An Ideal Programmer

An Ideal Programmer

Article Description

Ed Tittel, creator of the Exam Cram series, considers the qualifications that make for the best prospective programming candidates. If you're looking to be hired or to move up in this field, you need to be aware of these 'wish list' items and work to include them in your skill set.
Programming Languages

Programming Languages

At a minimum, a programmer needs to have a complete understanding of at least one (more is preferable) of the major programming languages. According to TIOBE's "Programming Community Index for September 2010," the top five most popular programming languages are Java, C, C++, PHP, and Visual Basic. Since the popularity of programming languages is constantly changing, employers look for programmers who have not only subject matter expertise in at least one of these major programming languages, but also a broad knowledge and understanding of multiple other languages such as Python, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, C#, and so forth.

A visit to the TIOBE website or a simple Google search can put you in the know as to what programming languages are currently "hot." Programmers are expected to understand all of the nuances related to the programming languages they know. This means understanding how to architect, design, implement, test, debug, and maintain both simple and complex systems.

3. Scripting Languages | Next Section Previous Section

There are currently no related articles. Please check back later.