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The Growing Field of Software Engineering

Technology affects our daily lives, improving our quality of life in the long run. The software engineering ecosystem is dynamic, and just like other career options, it grows with the increase in market demand and innovation. Our Career Program Manager, Ed Choe, has provided a few ways that software development engineering has grown over the last few years. 

Cloud Computing

“Software engineering and cloud computing are closely related. Cloud computing provides computing resources over the internet, while software engineering involves designing, developing, and maintaining software systems.” 

Cloud computing is continually changing how we create software by making it accessible globally. Simply put, it facilitates rapid software development by providing hosted software and hardware services through the internet. Before the advent of cloud computing, most companies had teams supporting their data center operations with system admin and network engineers. Software engineers are shifting away from managing and deploying always-available software on hardware to on-demand lightweight functions. You don’t need to spend energy and quality time writing codes and building infrastructure from scratch. Software engineers can now focus on developing and designing your software applications.

Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology facilitates revolution, which is continually gaining momentum. Most startups and digital lenders in multiple sectors have implemented the technology to finance operations and supply chains. According to research, blockchain technology is projected to support the tracking and global movement of $2 trillion of services and goods by 2023, making it an ideal tool for businesses. Businesses prefer blockchain as it eradicates intermediaries in transactions with a single source of historical information. Most enterprises implement this technology in their operations to maintain a competitive edge.

Open Source Software

OSS and Software Engineering are interconnected through collaboration, transparency, agile practices, community building, reusability, learning, and legal considerations.”

Open-source software allows the modification of various software free of charge. The model promotes knowledge-sharing and collaboration more readily than traditional closed-source software. It has encouraged participation and transparency within software development industries, and the rise in the number of individuals working at home has made it an ideal alternative to expensive software. The model celebrates the availability of source code and distribution, allowing software developers to work as a team to improve their software to enable it to perform optimally. The approach has proven beneficial for people over the past decade as collaboration facilitates excellent advancements in the software engineering sector. Open-source software is more secure than traditional forms of software, and the team can report and identify security flaws, fixing the issue immediately.

How to Grow with Software Engineering

The software engineering niche encompasses various responsibilities depending on customer demands and business size. Software engineering trends focus on what’s in great demand. These are data protection, security of operations, intelligent personal assistants, and reliable data storage.

At TLG Learning, we train and support our students to grow with the software engineering field. Our SDE program provides hands-on opportunities to learn and practice software development skills and help you master the sought-after skills employers are actively looking for.

“Remember that staying on top of being a good software development engineer is an ongoing process. Embrace a growth mindset and never stop learning. Adapt to new technologies and methodologies as they emerge, and continuously seek opportunities to improve your skills and expand your knowledge base.”

To learn more about your options with TLG IT Careers, check out our site or schedule a meeting with one of our Educational Consultant to discuss your unique needs. Let’s see if a Software Development Engineer IT apprenticeship or IT pre-apprenticeship is right for you!

Arnold Rogers

The Digital Spotlight Site facilitates the marketing of software companies allowing them to run smoothly and receive additionalclients.

As an experienced business consultant, Arnold Rogers has advised businesses across many industries in areas of lead generation, customer experience, service development, and small business cash flow and financial management.
He has experience in handling diverse industries, from fast-moving consumer goods to business-to-business hardware retailers.

Arnold’s core focus and interest are in improving businesses’ efficiencies by leveraging technology, from marketing to project management. In his free time, he contributes to tech and finance websites to share his views.

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