How to Become a Software Developer from Scratch

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Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.

This course is split into 6 modules to help you become a professional developer of enterprise web applications. In the first module, we will start by talking about the IT industry in general. In the second module, we will talk about our daily work: how we work in teams and how important teamwork is. In the third module, we will set up a complete local development environment and demonstrate a sample enterprise-class web application—all to give you an impression of what it looks like.

In the fourth module, we will have an introduction to the most essential technologies: programming in Java, Spring enterprise framework, front-end development (JavaScript and Angular), version control systems, databases, networks, and infrastructure. In the fifth module, we will go through a couple of more advanced topics, to inspire you and to give you a strong foundation to further develop your skills.

We will finish this course with some practical tips about job interviews, sample tasks that you might expect on your first day at a new job, and a couple of learning tips.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the basics of the most relevant languages such as Java and Spring
  • Learn the frameworks for Java enterprise software: Java, Spring, JavaScript, Angular
  • Learn the basics of software development
  • Learn advanced techniques and practices: Clean Code, SOLID principles
  • Learn about extreme programming and more
  • A holistic view of the IT industry and enterprise software development


This course is ideal for software developers, project managers, software leadership, or anyone that would have an interest in learning the basics of software development.

It is also ideal for junior software developers who want to understand what skills are required to become senior, professional software developers, and students of programming languages before their first IT job. In this course, we focus on Java + Spring for the backend and JavaScript + Angular for the frontend.

About The Author

Bartosz Kaminski: Bartosz Kaminski is a passionate senior software developer with 15 years of professional experience. He is a developer, an analyst, a designer, an architect, and a team leader. Bartosz has worked with teams from all over the world for companies located in Poland, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and USA. His passions revolve around Clean Code, systems design and architecture, and most of all, solving problems.

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Product information

  • Title: How to Become a Software Developer from Scratch
  • Author(s): Bartosz Kaminski
  • Release date: July 2021
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801812566