Requirements to become a .Net Developer
A .Net developer is a software programmer who has specific skills in using .net and related programming tools to develop software and computer applications. A .net developer may create new software applications, modify, repair or improve existing applications, and may also test applications for functionality.
Microsoft Dot Net is a useful software development component. It provides tools and libraries to the software developers so that they can create Windows based applications in a more efficient manner. A Dot Net developer is a software programmer who has specific skills using .Net to develop software and computer applications.
In general, a programmer should have degree qualification in computer science, information technology or any related discipline. A good dot net developer must be competent in carrying out all the important tasks. It is a must for him or her to have the following skills in:
- Classic ASP
- Microsoft SQL 2000 / 2005
- MS Access
- VBScript and JScript
Besides the skills, they should have qualities as follow:
- Good passion in work. Having great interest in work is important. The programmers should love and enjoy what they are doing.
- Good learning attitude. Learning is a continuous process. We can’t stop at certain stage. Good developers must have positive attitude in learning. They must always grab the opportunities to learn new technology so that good applications can be adapted.
- Some “intelligence”. Intelligence is something that has to be kind of an in-built feature of a programmer. The basic understanding, tendency to experiments, a will to try out something new all the time, willingness to improvise and such qualities will make a good programmer.
- Know How of Other Technologies. Today’s programming is not restricted up to only one technology but it demands integration of variety of technologies. Therefore, a good programmer should have knowledge of such peripheral technologies as well.
Here’s a list of things you might want to learn about in order to become a better .NET developer. Better developers are eligible to higher paychecks, exciting projects and more freedom in their lifestyles.
- Learn Unit Testing
- Get familiar with distributed Version Control Systems: Git or Mercurial.
- Learn about IoC Containers: Autofac, Windsor Container and StructureMap.
- Contribute to Open Source Projects of your choice.
- Learn about Continuous Integration and try setting up TeamCity, Hudson or CruiseControl.NET.
- Learn about NHibernate Object Relational Mapper, but be prepared to outgrow it for NoSQL persistence like CouchDB, MongoDB or RavenDB.
- Check out the buzz about cloud computing, try Windows Azure Platform and also give a shot to running your .NET App with Mono on Linux (some free offers to try).
- Familiarize yourself with messaging architectures and try NServiceBus, MassTransit or RhinoQueues; then learn about alternative to MSMQ – AMQP and RabbitMQ.
- Read Domain-Driven Design and apply it in your projects.
- Get Started with CQRS Architectures and practice it in a learning project.
As you can see, the list is not endless. There are just ten distinct topics structured in the recommended order of learning and practicing. Diligently walking through them is certain to get you way above the level of Senior Developer, opening a whole set of opportunities all around the world.