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With the adoption of technology in almost every sector in the world today, IT engineers and developers have become a treasured resource. Your programming skills make you a valuable resource to any company you choose to work at. However, being an incredibly competitive field, you may need a little help sometimes. Here, we offer you tips and resources to help you always stay ahead.

The IT Industry Guide is a collection of articles and resources by Internet Academy, Japan's first learning institute specialising in the Web. Here, we introduce you to industry insights in an easy-to-understand manner.

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Careers in Programming

Let's take a look at 4 main job categories for careers in programming.

[1] Front-end Developer

The part of the website or application that a user sees and primarily interacts with is the front-end, and developers that work on this side of the web development process are referred to as front-end developers.

Front-end developers need to be well-versed in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as frameworks like Bootstrap, AngularJS, etc.

They work closely with designers and UI / UX professionals to deliver great experiences to users. They also need to partner with back-end developers to ensure seamless transition during exchange of user data.

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[2] Back-end Developer

The 'back-end' of a website is the part where all the data processing and storage operations happen. It consists of a server, an application, and a database.

Back-end developers use programming languages that are called server-side languages to write code that helps websites and applications collect and process user data.

They communicate with front-end developers often, since the results of any data processing they handle may need to be sent back to the user.

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[3] Full-stack Developer

A full-stack developer is someone that handles the front-end and the back-end development of a site.

Full-stack developers have the expertise required to create the entire experience of a site; not just the client-side, or the server-side, but both.

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[4] Mobile App Developer

Mobile app developers create native applications for smartphones on their respective platforms.

Popular platforms to program for are Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone.

Each platform has their own technological requirements and conditions to be fulfilled. So, app developers can either choose to be a specialised developer for a platform (eg. iOS developer, Android developer), or can be a jack-of-all-trades.

In conclusion

These are only some examples of careers in the programming industry.

Using this IT Guide, Internet Academy hopes to slowly introduce you to articles about tips, tricks, advice, and resources on how to be successful in the IT industry.

Stay tuned for more updates!