Applications developers translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business. Most will specialise in a specific development field, such as computer games or e-commerce, and will have in-depth knowledge of at least one computer language.
Job titles and specific duties may vary between organisations but the role usually involves writing specifications and designing, building, testing, implementing and sometimes supporting applications using programming languages and development tools.
Applications developers work in a wide range of business sectors, including finance and the public sector. They often work as part of a team with other IT professionals, such as software engineers and systems analysts, and write programs according to their specifications. They may also work on generic products or for individual clients providing bespoke solutions.
The principal function of an applications developer is to make computers perform specific tasks, based on the client's specifications.
Activities typically include:
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