In a previous article, The Many faces of the Developer , I walked through some of the different types of developers that there are – different specializations that developers have worked on. In this article we’ll take a look at what the job is in general, how to get it, and what to do once you have it. (If you’ve not been following the series, you should read Cracking the Code: Breaking Down the Software Development Roles.)
What is the developer?
Ask any developer and they will tell you that the heart and soul of the development process is the developer role. Developers are often the huddled masses yearning to create software. They are the workhorses of the whole system creating the code that the other roles only influence. (The exceptions are the development lead and solutions architects who write small amounts of code from time-to-time.) Click here to see how the SA fits within the full organizational chart.