Guest Post by Haliegh Adams:
As a programmer, one of the main objectives is to become better, gain a broader understanding of the field, and be able to assist others. Anyone who has any basic knowledge of programming knows that the faster these skills are developed and outsourced, the better off they are. Here are a few common projects that you can take upon yourself to complete to become an overall better programmer.
Of the programming languages I commonly use, Python, c++, Java, I have learned that the most commonly used language in the workforce is Java. Java is used in many webpage applications and software designs. One way to better prepare yourself and become fluent in the language is to take on a coding assignment on the internet. This way, a programmer can not only become better at programming and more familiar with the language, but also develop better problem solving skills, something that is crucial in computer science.
One way of combining the components of outsourcing and projects is to take on application creating. More specifically application creating for android devices such as phones and tablets. This process involves downloading a free application called Eclipse for Java. One is also available for C++ and the language of C. This is downloadable for both Mac and PC. This program is enough for simply programming, but to develop Android apps, more is needed. You must then download the android developer tools which link up with the Eclipse program, once this is done you are ready to develop for the Android platform.
Once you name your project, you then select the firmware that you are programming for. Once that is done, you begin typing. The great benefit of outsourcing this way is that not only can you learn more, but you can learn to draw in device capabilities. By this, I mean the device’s components such as the Bluetooth, GPS, orientation, etc. You can program this into your app and once it is uploaded onto the device, the app will utilize them. The app can be uploaded to any device with a firmware the same of the apps or above and for a small nominal fee it can be uploaded to the app market.
These are just a couple of ways a programmer can produce their own projects and outsource to others. What skills have you learned programming and how have they helped you shape your projects? Feel free to tell us in the comments below.
Haliegh Adams writes for desk.com, which offers zendesk alternatives. Her hobbies are kayaking and reading.