Web developers are commonly engaged in all types of organizations, including large enterprises and governments, small and medium – sized companies, or more often stand out as freelancers. Other web developers may work as specialist, independent consultants or as contractors for an employment agency and some of them work for one institution as a permanent full-time employee. Web developers typically handle both server-side and front-end logic. This usually concern on all the web services and APIs that are vital to power the front-end as well as on implementation of all the visual elements that users see and use in the web application.
In the world of Information Technology, you will encounter millions of web developers having different kinds of personalities. As you notice their difference, you can group them on where they belong. However, these group will not intentionally judged the web developers, here is the list of the common types of web developers.
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Web “The Doer” Developer
Well, they are the ones who start with getting a job well done. Though, everyone has surely get their job done, they have the fastest and latest workflow, libraries and framework. This type of developer creates sorted quick list of edited modules so that access in making projects is easier. They provide their own strategies and tactics, hence, their works will be quickly finished resulting in getting the job as near in perfect as possible. Moreover, Doers involve usually on startup and adjust all the running tools to result on smooth production.
Web “The Perfectionist” Developer
Perfectionist? We often hear that word and mean it as getting all in perfect. The perfectionist web developer does not rely literally on the meaning of being perfect at all. Just like writing splendid, flawless and perfect codes. The essence of being a perfectionist here is the one that looks, codes and goes beyond coding. I believe that this type of developer is very rare. Ask yourself. Do you ever leave a detail comment regarding the code or even wrote a manual for your software? Not anymore. Most of the developers don’t pay attention to the documentation of their program. Instead, they continue adding bundles of codes without even leaving short note. Perfectionist web developers often leave comments, pay attention in naming variables and do the documentation which is the real important at all.
Web “The Decoder or the Polyglots” Developer
Polyglots are the ones who can speak multiple languages. In the IT industry, however, web developers are also called Polyglots or Decoders. They are the type of web developers who use multiple programming languages. Even if you are backend developer, you can’t escape that it is nearly impossible to work with only one programming language. You should at least practice the use of 4-5 programming languages. Most of the developers became a polyglot or decoder not because they choose it but because of their working situation. Some who chooses to be a decoder, they should approach a new knowledge with open arms and a lot more confidence as well as they should be a fast learner.
Web “The Bookworms” Developer
In IT industry, bookworms do still exist. There is this story about this type of web developer who unfortunately missed the demo regarding the putting of forms together because he got late in class and the bits of instructions given by their professors aren’t enough to save him. He did open his good old textbook and became a bookworm. As a result, he did not only get praise from his professors but also added a background image in his form. Some developers can’t find associates that are both good in programming and logic to have desks covered with books. To have in-depth knowledge, bookworm web developers often go in text and learn spontaneously.
Web “The Artsy or the Pretentious” Developer
Mother Tongue for them is the CSS and bird’s eye view is focused on the visual elements. The Artsy or the pretentious are not exactly as designers. They are designers, or maybe they are not. They are developers yet shapes, colors, filters, animations and other visual stuffs matter the most. However, artsy show their art in codes rather than in Adobe illustrator or After Effects. An Artsy web developer pairs with a designer is like spreading butter in a bread resulting into smooth combination.
Web “The Purist or Idealist” Developer
The purist or idealist isn’t that strict, they are just the type of web developer who isn’t very keen on using libraries and frameworks. By its definition, purist is the one who sticks with the traditional. They don’t see any trouble in using pure languages and traditional way; In fact, purist gets annoyed on stumbling upon yet-another framework or library. No matter how anxious or close-minded they are seemed to be, you can’t turn a blind eye to the truth in the argument.
Web “The Researcher” Developer
For this type of web developer, codes aren’t just code for them. It is a topic; a topic for a blog post, a topic for a forum discussion. No teachings, no judgments, no arts; just a pure sharing of knowledge. Researchers put efforts to do this. They did research, comprehend the aspect of code, dig out documentations, conduct experiments, evaluate conclusions and of course, share their findings for us who are pleased on whatever they do.
Web “The Debuggers” Developer
Debugging is normally defined as the process of using a special program to find errors or bugs in the program. However, debugging can also be done with humans. Those persons who can do debugging are Debuggers. They are the type of developers who can actually perform debugging. A true debugger does not capable of catching and debugging the bugs in his/her code but also the codes of the other people. They are proficient on many debugging tools and options. However, setting the debugging tools aside, debugging requires clear and depth knowledge of the flow of events. Moreover, he/she should have the capacity to spot the faults in the set of codes. The true observation aptitude comes when a debugger goes through line upon line of codes looking for a missing semi colons, parenthesis, ‘ifs’, ‘else if’ or even a period.
Web “The Sociable” Developer
Eat, Breath, Sleep and code; that’s how our life goes through as a part of this community. Although pirates on this industry will never out of the list, we will stick together as one. We often seat in front of our laptop or desktops alone yet not lonely. Sociable are made by the hit of our social skills. The sociable ask to meet up with you for drinks, tell logical jokes, networking possible, the latest trends in the industry, engage in opportunities and if you permit him/her, change phone with you.
Web “The Reuser” Developer
From the word itself reuse, the web developer create a solid structure of reusable code snippets and saves enough optimizing of time later They are the type of web developer who is already practiced by many worked situations and perceive block of codes that is used in creating numerous manifestation. Moreover, Reusers preferred to write generic class or method to handle looping block of codes.