An App Developer is a software engineer who creates, tests and programs apps for computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. They understand coding languages and how to use them. They also test and fix any bugs that may be found in the app. Their job involves working in teams, testing applications and designing prototype application. But of course, depending on the client and the organisation they work for, the roles and responsibility may vary.
Major programming languages an app developer needs to know
In the beginning, Objective-C was used as Apple’s official programming language for apps running on mobile and Mac OS. A general-purpose and object-oriented programming language, Objective-C adds Smalltalk-style messaging to the C programming language.
Recognizing a need for a more modern programming language, Apple switched to Swift, an improved, easier-to-learn successor to Objective-C. Swift codes are easier to read and resemble natural English language more closely.
Java is the choice of programming language for Google’s Android, the other major mobile operating system. Java enables mobile developers to build code that can run in multiple environments. This allows developers to create and reuse code that runs on virtual machines, browsers and different platforms which accelerates apps’ development and deployment processes.
Dot Net is a framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library named Framework Class Library and provides language interoperability across several programming languages.
Python is used to quickly test and debug code. This language is effective for writing scripts that bind existing software components. The programmers can do coding in fewer steps as compared to Java or C++ and this language is used in web development.
HTML5 is used to build web-based apps which features multimedia support, full functionality across platforms, devices, and browsers. This language provides developers with substantial flexibility since it can be used for both iOS and Android.
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