How to Become a Software Developer from Scratch

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How to Become a Software Developer from Scratch

Learn the basics of software applications and the basics of technologies such as Java, Spring, JavaScript, Git, and Docker

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

This course is ideal for software developers, project managers, software leadership, or anyone that would have an interest in learning the basics of software development.

Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.

This course is split into 6 modules to help you become a professional developer of enterprise web applications. In the first module, we will start by talking about the IT industry in general. In the second module, we will talk about our daily work: how we work in teams and how important teamwork is. In the third module, we will set up a complete local development environment and demonstrate a sample enterprise-class web application—all to give you an impression of what it looks like.

In the fourth module, we will have an introduction to the most essential technologies: programming in Java, Spring enterprise framework, front-end development (JavaScript and Angular), version control systems, databases, networks, and infrastructure. In the fifth module, we will go through a couple of more advanced topics, to inspire you and to give you a strong foundation to further develop your skills.

We will finish this course with some practical tips about job interviews, sample tasks that you might expect on your first day at a new job, and a couple of learning tips.

All resources and code files to this course are placed here: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/How-to-Become-a-Software-Developer-From-Scratch


What will you learn in this course:

  • Learn the basics of the most relevant languages such as Java and Spring
  • Learn the frameworks for Java enterprise software: Java, Spring, JavaScript, Angular
  • Learn the basics of software development
  • Learn advanced techniques and practices: Clean Code, SOLID principles
  • Learn about extreme programming and more
  • A holistic view of the IT industry and enterprise software development


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • It is also ideal for junior software developers who want to understand what skills are required to become senior, professional software developers, and students of programming languages before their first IT job. In this course, we focus on Java + Spring for the backend and JavaScript + Angular for the frontend.
How to Become a Software Developer from Scratch


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Introducing the Course 05:35 05:35
(Module 1) IT Industry
3 Lectures
(Module 2) Daily Work
4 Lectures
(Module 3) the Project
3 Lectures
(Module 4) Basics of Software Development
9 Lectures
(Module 5) Advanced Software Development
6 Lectures
(Module 6) Practicalities
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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