Being a Software Developer

Diomidis Spinellis*

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If you want to be a professional developer, you'll need to continuously invest substantial time to acquire highly specialized knowledge and develop diverse cognitive and interpersonal skills. A university can kindle your passion and provide incentives to expand your horizons, and your employer may support specialized training. But in the end, becoming a professional software developer is your decision and responsibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • career development
  • From the Editor
  • job skills
  • professional development
  • software development
  • software engineering

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