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Programmer’s skill set


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Hey guys welcome to another article of Thecodingproject. Today I will share an answer to another interesting question for you budding programmers out there.
When I first started learning to code this same question came to mind time and again and the question was what skills sets I should posses as a programmer ? What tool set should I start collecting in my coding toolbox ?


A programming language is just an ends to meet the automation/programming goal of a software engineer. So, I would like to touch base on the skills required by an automation engineer irrespective of the language skill set since it would be applicable to every type of programming language be it JAVA, R , Python etc. So, let's see what skills we need to have as a automation engineer-


  • Logical skills- This is a rather obvious skill that every programmer should have because a even writing the first line of code requires logical thinking so that you can frame your code around the correct logic.
  • Designing skills- A programmer also needs to be a designer. A good code also needs to have a good design because a badly designed code takes no time to transform itself into a coding nightmare. Who knows due to a bad design there might be a ticking logic bomb waiting to go off when you are doing a demo in front of potential clients.
  • Thinking strategically - When designing a piece of code you have to think strategically no matter how small or big the code but you have to think the most efficient solution to the coding problem.
I think the above skill set are the tools that every programmer requires. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a small code for your weekend project or you are designing an enterprise level utility but having these tools in your toolbox will take you a long way down your journey in designing an efficient and beautiful code.
These are my thoughts they doesn’t need to be perfect or a complete set of the required programming skills. So, feel free to add some more skills that you think an automation engineer should possess.


SO, folks this was all for this week but more stuffs are coming your way next week, til then happy coding.


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