Creating a Computer Program – Part 3: Programmers

Finally, programmers take the stage. In this article, we will discuss their tasks and the qualities that make them successful.

Once the software architecture is ready, the programmer team leader gets involved in the process. Together, they outline a plan for project execution based on the project’s logic. For example, you cannot create a front-end without having a database to retrieve data from.

Just like laying the foundations when building a structure, there is a logical sequence of actions in software development. The team leader is responsible for creating an execution plan over time and ensures that the plan is implemented to the extent possible. They decide how many teams of programmers will work, determine the time and scope of their work, and create a timeline for each step of software development. These timelines are crucial for both planning the software development itself and estimating the program’s cost.

Lastly, the programmer team leader divides the big task into smaller ones, distributing them among programmers based on their experience and skill levels. Junior programmers receive easier tasks, while senior programmers handle the most challenging ones. Periodic meetings are held to keep the teams informed about task progress.


With their work, the coding process begins. Programmers must translate the architecture into the “machine language” to fulfill the initial client specifications.

When it comes to a programmer’s task, whether junior or experienced, everything must be predefined. Their job is not to think about problem-solving methods (choosing how to calculate interest, for example) but to create source code that clearly instructs the machine on what to do.

Programmers need to sit down and describe their solution in the best possible way, writing well-organized code with comments that are easily understandable to others. Writing code this way ensures its longevity and usefulness for many years.

Its enrichment, editing, and reuse become easy and contribute to the team’s effectiveness. There are programs that live for decades. It’s always good to think that software can be used for a long time and how it will be maintained. Therefore, the code is written according to this rule.

Development Methods

There are different development methods, but in general, each programmer is given a piece of the whole to “code.” They then check how it works on its own and ensure it functions seamlessly with other pieces written by fellow programmers.

This is why teams gather frequently to discuss individual progress and keep everyone informed about the overall project. These meetings are crucial for the success of each individual and the creation of a high-quality final software product.

If teamwork is not at its best, the desired result will not be achieved. Therefore, essential skills for successful programmers, besides using a programming language, include:

  • The ability to present their work.
  • Explaining their work to the team and their supervisor.
  • Understanding the work done by others.
  • Adapting to others and meeting deadlines to avoid delaying and confusing the team’s work.

In the development stage, the ability to work in a team is highly valued and necessary for every programmer, whether junior or senior.

Junior Programmers

They are usually not expected to have expert knowledge. Junior programmers are individuals with little or moderate experience. They need to listen to the advice of programmers and senior programmers.

To climb the hierarchy, one must accumulate experience over 1-2 years. Accumulating experience is inevitably linked to making mistakes, and that is perfectly normal.

To become a programmer, a junior must make a certain number of typical mistakes, learn from them, participate in 1-2 projects, see how programming is done, have bugs pointed out, and fix them. This is gaining experience in programming.

The programmer’s profession can be viewed as a craft – it has degrees determined by experience and mastery: apprentice, journeyman, and master. How does the apprentice know when they have become a journeyman? When the junior programmer has reached a certain level, they start receiving more complex tasks, and naturally, this is reflected in their remuneration.

Senior Programmers

These are virtuosos who master coding to perfection. They can handle even the most challenging tasks, are highly paid, and in high demand. Becoming a senior comes after years of experience and continuous knowledge enhancement, hard work, and a lot of learning.

To truly be a good and sought-after programmer, one must continuously strive for development, learn new programming languages, new constructs, and optimal ways to perform tasks in the best possible way.

If you want to become a programmer and grow successfully in the company hierarchy, you must first undergo a lengthy training process. You can apply for our Junior Programmer profession courses, which will prepare you with the necessary knowledge for the profession. If you successfully pass the entrance tests, your training will be free, and your career will start at CODIX – one of the world leaders in financial software development.

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Daniela has over 6 years of experience as a programmer with various technologies in diverse projects, including installers, replication servers, and cloud services. In recent years, she has been developing Cloud Services using Java and Spring. Daniela loves to teach because it gives her the opportunity, by sharing her knowledge and experience, to help her students start a successful IT career.

Dimitar is a programmer with many years of practice and experience in developing communication systems, software, and databases. He started his career at the Institute of Computer and Communication Systems at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has participated in international and Bulgarian projects and has conducted exercises at the Technical University of Sofia. He has been involved in the development of billing systems, fiscal devices, VoIP, digital television, pharmacy and warehouse software, games, and many others. Dimitar uses C, C++, Python, Perl, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, Delphi. Dimitar is a fountain of technical knowledge. He will support you during the time allocated for self-study, whenever you have a question or a situation you’re not sure how to approach.

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Alexander has over 20 years of experience in information technology. He has successfully completed more than 25 projects based on Java, JavaScript, SQL, Pl/SQL, and Python technologies. Currently, he works as a consultant in Quality Assurance and Information Security for leading financial institutions in Europe. He is certified in ISTQB Advanced Level, SCRUM Master, PRINCE2, and ISO27001 ISMS Information Security Lead Auditor.

Anastas is a programmer with over thirty years of practice. He has participated in the development of many projects for telecoms, financial institutions, games, and other business systems. He spent two years of his career as a university lecturer. Today, he prefers to program in C++, but he has extensive experience with Java, Python, C, Pro*C, PL, and PL SQL. For him, every programming language is just another expressive tool that helps him get the job done. Anastas has the ability to convey even the most complex material in an understandable language. For him, there are no secrets in programming, and he will gladly guide you through your first steps in the training.

Valentin is a Java programmer with over 20 years of experience, specializing in Java & SPRING. He has contributed to numerous diverse projects throughout his career. Teaching is one of his greatest passions, and he has successfully guided the course for the profession of Back-end Junior Developer with a Java profile in the first season of CODE ACADEMY. Valentin has earned the affection of students with his genuine style and clear teaching approach.

Elena is a programmer with almost seven years of professional experience. She completed her higher education at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” specializing in “Information Systems” and earning a Bachelor’s degree. During her studies, Elena served as an assistant lecturer for over a year in Programming Fundamentals & OOP in C++. Presently, she is a member of the teaching team for the elective course “Development of Front-End Web” at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” In addition to teaching and programming, design is a passion she enjoys during her free time.

Having worked on numerous projects over the years, Elena is eager to share her knowledge with those who are just embarking on a similar path.

Ivo is a software engineer with over eight years of professional experience. He completed his higher education at the Technical University of Sofia, specializing in “Computer and Software Engineering” and earning a Bachelor’s degree. He has been leading and training teams of programmers for more than 5 years. Ivo has worked on numerous large projects in the fields of Blockchain, Fintech, and Real Estate. Currently, he manages a company that focuses on software development and provides software consulting services. He has a passion for high speeds, and you can often find him at the track, whether racing go-karts or driving his personal car.

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Stefan is a software architect with over nine years of practical experience as a programmer. He has excellent knowledge of a wide range of technologies, including Java and Spring. Stefan is inspiring and loves teaching, which he has also engaged in as an honored assistant at TU Sofia. In his free time, he reads, swims, and plays computer games. From him, you can draw the entire wellspring of knowledge needed for your career realization.

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