What Does a Software Developer Do? – An Interview with a Front-End Developer
Here at Software Nation we wouldn’t be anything of course without our programmers. We decided to interview two of our front-end developers Uros and Alex about their job at Software Nation to get a better picture of what they do. But first, what is front-end development?
So what does a front-end developer do? Read below to get an insight to the daily life in our office!
What’s the first thing you do when you come to work?
Uros: Start working on the given tasks
Alex: Turn on the computer, prepare the environment for work and start to work on the project
What programming languages do you know?
U: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS. I also have experience using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Describe a typical day at Software Nation.
U: A typical day includes working on the given tasks for the projects, resolving any issues and bugs and providing feedback for the clients.
A: Working on building the front-end part of websites, sometimes working on WordPress back-end tasks, fixing bugs and helping to accomplish important tasks.
What platforms do you develop for?
U: I develop full-responsive websites. That means they can be viewed on any device – desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone – regardless of what operating system they use.
A: I design for all platforms: Linux, Mac OSX, Windows and mobile phones.
Explain the most advanced/complex application development project you have worked on and provide its details.
U: Most advanced application I have worked on is an enterprise purchasing software, because of the variety of options and services it provides.
A: The Country Care website – I worked on the foundation framework, used html, css, Sass, php, a WordPress theme and WordPress plugins. I worked on both the back-end and front-end parts.
What sparked your interest to become a software developer?
U: Video games 🙂
A: I love computers and to learn about new technologies.
Is software development difficult or easy and why?
U: It depends on the project, the people you work with, and the deadlines. If the project is big, people unorganized, and the deadlines short, then it is hard. Otherwise, it is a lot easier.
A: It’s hard, because you need to learn and improve all the time.
What’s the best thing about being a software developer?
U: You can work from home, or any place that has a computer and internet connection.
A: You build beautiful websites that other people can see and use, and you learn new things every day.
Stay tuned to hear from our back-end developers next!