Obviously, when there exists such a multitude of programming languages, many, if not most, are tailored for specific functions, so the question often boils down to the subjective experience and expectations of the actual human being writing the code. Programmers and developers will argue over language superiority until the end of time, but they will all accept that some languages, with specific tasks in mind, are simply of more value to the project. Not all languages are created equal.
The Code Institute, as well as countless other coding bootcamps in the US, and potential employers, understand that in technology, constant progress is expected, which is why coding institutes place such an emphasis on constant up-skilling and self-tutelage, with fluency in multiple languages being one of those expected attributes. After all, no programmer wants to be a one trick pony.
Forbes- Kevin Suttle- Senior Front-end Developer at IBM Design.
Now, programming language temporarily aside, there are other qualities that are incredibly difficult to ascribe value to, yet we understand them to be universally important in development and design environments. Naturally, qualities such as the effective management of time, as they hint at the underlying important traits of organisational, planning, and interpersonal communication skills, are all vital in a team-structured, deadline-oriented work environment.
A significant part of coursework for the Code Institute is built around an individual’s ability to develop project work in a group environment. These projects range from anywhere between App development, to website design, to the first scripting of code, to the final testing of it. Hence, the significance of interpersonal communication skills, as the industry, for the past few years, has been significantly geared towards an individual’s compatibility to work alongside others.
This is crucial not only for all novice coders to acknowledge but for potential entrants to the Code Institute who are exploring the learning methodology. While the interactive learning environment does facilitate both personal and group management skills, and there are modules dedicated partially to the softer side of coding, the emphasis is on the cultivation of technical literacy, and the tools and work ethic vital for advancing language fluency.