What does it take to develop a web based application today? what are the skills that a web developer should have to be reckoned as
My work involves programming on the Plone platform. In the last month or so, I've tried to make a
laundry list of skills that makes a "modern" plone developer.
Note: This is not
bare minimum requirement. But, having all these skillsets makes you very valuble indeed.
Without much ado, here is the list
Yes.That is a long list. Being a web developer requires you to be good in atleast 70% of the things listed above. Usually, a team can be sliced as - good python developers, good front end developers, good UI developers(DHTML, AJAX). But, at no point can any one of them afford to be not aware of any of the above skills.
Many a times, developers do not come with all the skills required to sustain the rapid development cycles of XP in the demanding environment of web technologies. But, XP itself provides a solution to that. Paired programming helps in mixing and matching the skillsets of developers. In a tyical two-week xp cycle, there will be enough opportunities for
symbiotic learning between developers of the XP pair.
Even though the list looks prohibitive, it is also exciting. The so called 'web 2.0` technologies push the bar higher and higher, some times in a matter of weeks (Yeah. I've not even talked of social applications, multi media and P2P ;) ). But, thats the fun of being in the most happening field - web technologies.
Note : If you are looking to work in such a team, and you feel comfortable with a good number of above skills, contact me.
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