Career Paths as a Developer

Adarsh gupta
3 min readNov 2, 2022

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When you decide that your career is in the tech industry, you have already opened a door of opportunities. In this detailed blog, we will cover some of the career options that you can choose as a developer.

FrontEnd Development

Front-end developers build the faces of websites. What the user sees is built by front-end developers.

Being more visually creative can really help you out as a front-end developer.

Learn: UI/UX(not a pro), HTML, CSS, JavaScript(or any preferred language libraries/frameworks).

Backend Development/Engineering

The back-end of a website consists of a server, an application, and a database.

Here you write the core logic for your software to serve data to the client side. It is for storing and organizing data and ensuring everything on the client side actually, works

Learn: NodeJS or Rust or Django

Full-Stack Engineering/Development

It’s like a combo of both front-end and back-end development.

A full-stack web developer is a person who can develop both client and server software. The web is improving, and it’s the best career opportunity to learn full-stack development.

Learn: MERN, MEVN, PERN(any other suitable stack)

Infrastructure development

Infrastructure development is the superset of backend development where the developers will be building Storage systems, Caching systems.

Infrastructure Engineers are responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining IT infrastructure using the latest technologies and trends.

Learn: DSA, Design Patterns, System Designs, and OS management.

Mobile Development

Apps are becoming more and more intelligent and are there to help humankind in various ways. Mobile development is the process of building mobile apps basically Android or IOS.

Learn Andriod: Java / Kotlin.

Learn IOS: Swift or objective C.

Cross-Platform: React Native or flutter.

Data Science

As a Data scientist, you will use scientific methods /algorithms to extract analytics from data. Your job is to convert data into information.

DataScience is a big field and its subsets are Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and more.

Learn: Maths, Discrete Maths, Statistics, suitable language(R, Python)

Game Development

Most people are addicted to games and yeah that's why game development is at its peak.

As a game developer, you can create interactive 3D games and real-world user experiences at the fingertips of your user.

Learn: Particular language/game engine, physics, maths, shaders, etc….

DevOps

According to the standards definition, DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations. It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.

A DevOps engineer introduces tools, and methodologies to balance needs throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), from coding and deployment to maintenance and updates.

Source : Internet

Database Admin

According to Wikipedia, Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data. The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.

Learn: SQL, NoSQL, DBMS, managing Cloud, load balancing, and more.

There are many more career options and you can find them out by digging deeper. As of 2022, we mostly need creative people who can innovate, create, and ideate new ideas.

Wrapping it up

I sincerely hope that this list will help you understand some of the best developer jobs that you should know.

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