Software Engineer or Developer

The work scope of a software developer has been evolving. Engineers are not only bound to Coding, but in the past, they are also only responsible for coding. There are significant changes of scopes and ways of working as a developer in today’s world.
Tech stack to know for a developer

Teams with different responsibilities evolved in a software development life cycle. Each group uses a specific tech stack for a project's smooth and flawless development. Amongst those, few are core, and few are used to cooperating with a cross-functional team. Therefore, a group requires engineers or developers with such skills to align with the team to create value for the team and develop projects by maintaining standards.

Every department or team has few software, packages, libraries or plugins. All of these has basic setting or configurations.

All the departments and their used technologies are involved in the development pipeline: dev to production. Therefore companies want to hire people who are smart enough to handle basic to advanced configurations involved in the development pipeline. So it is very much necessary to learn the tech stack that makes you an innovative and demandable developer.

It will be very much clear with an example. A c# developer must know the tech stack:

1. Language

What is Language? A programming language allows programmers (developers) to communicate with computers. Programming languages consist of rules that allow string values to be converted into various ways of generating machine code or, in the case of visual programming languages, graphical elements.

2. Frameworks

What is a programming framework? A framework in programming is a tool that provides ready-made components or solutions that are customized to speed up development. A framework may include a library but is defined by the principle of inversion of control (IoC).

3. Testing

What is a  Testing? Software testing is evaluating and verifying that a software product or application does what it is supposed to do. The benefits of testing include preventing bugs, reducing development costs and improving performance.

4. System design and architecture

What is System design and architecture? Systems design defines system elements like modules, architecture, components and their interfaces and data for a system based on the specified requirements.

5. Database

What is Database? A database is an information set up for easy access, management and updating. Computer databases typically store aggregations of data records or files that contain sales transactions, customer data, financials and product information.

6. Version Control Tools

What are Version Control Tools? VCSs have sometimes known as SCM (Source Code Management) tools or RCS (Revision Control System). One of the most popular VCS tools in use today is called Git. Git is a Distributed VCS, a category known as DVCS; more on that later. Like many of the most popular VCS systems available today, Git is free and open source.

7. CI/CD Tools

What are CI/CD Tools? CI improves collaboration throughout the development process, while CD uses automation to streamline testing, staging, and validation, so code is deployable at the push of a button. Throughout the process, quality gates compare commits against critical standards

8. Cloud computing

What is Cloud computing? Simply put, cloud computing delivers computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

9. Docker

What is Docker? Docker is an open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications. Docker lets you separate your applications from your infrastructure to quickly deliver software. With Docker, you can manage your infrastructure in the same ways you manage your applications.

10. Kubernetes

What is Kubernetes? Kubernetes automates operational tasks of container management and includes built-in commands for deploying applications, rolling out changes to your applications, scaling your applications up and down to fit changing needs, monitoring your applications, and more—making it easier to manage applications.