Software developers are responsible for producing fully functioning and secure software products, this encompasses design, programming and testing. With a growing need for software for everything from business to games to everyday items such as fridges, there is increasing demand for professional software developers. This book explains the software developer role in the context of the industry, including the relevant skills and competencies you will need to become a software developer. Discussion of popular programming languages is covered, as well as tools and techniques of the trade. Career progression tips and software developer case studies round off the book, providing you with the insider knowledge you need to kick start your software development journey.