Developer skills

Sat 13 April 2013 in programming

While I'm not a fan of certifications and the sort, it's definitely helpful for a novice developer to have a scale to measure himself against. Something that answers the question "what do I need to learn?"

The guys from do a decent job of defining stages and methods to assert yourself. I would suggest to anyone to try to follow it for a while. It's harder than it seems.

When it comes to PHP development, there is also with a nice collection of best practices and tools. Anyway, this is how my list of skills and tools would look like:

  1. Version Control System (subversion, git, github)
  2. Testing (phpunit, tdd, bdd)
  3. Debugging (xdebug)
  4. Dependency Management (composer, packagist)
  5. Best Practices (clean code/r, design patterns, beautiful code)

Wanna talk about it? Found typo or wanna add something? Edit me