Become a Developer
There are many developer jobs—from web and app developer to software engineer—but all involve creating and coding computer software. Begin learning how to code and explore short online programming courses, whatever your level.
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What skills do you need to become a developer?
Coding and programming
Professional developers specialise in at least one programming language, though most have a knowledge of several. New languages and platforms are constantly appearing, and online courses are a great way to learn about them.
Developers work closely with project managers, analysts, designers and clients. This might also involve working as part of fast-moving team structures such as Agile or DevOps.
Testing and maintaining
Developers are tasked with debugging, upgrading and reiterating programs and work with testers and users to keep improving them.
No matter the discipline, developers are called upon to solve user problems with code and fix problems inside programs.
Develop these skills. Start a short programming or web development course
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What do developers say about these programming courses?
The benefits of taking software developer courses online with FutureLearn
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National Coding Week
National Coding Week helps to bring coding and digital skills to everyone, regardless of their age or experience. During this week, you could
- Join our coding courses and start learning, no matter what your experience level is
- Follow #nationalcodingweek on social media for related events and resources
- Download a National Coding Week toolkit and run your own community event
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