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Profile switch from Tester to developer. Any advice?

 
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Hi guys,

I've been working as Software Testing Engineer (QA) for almost 1.4 years now. I want to move to development though. I find development much more interesting. I plan on giving the OCP exam, improve my problem solving skills and learn spring boot. For spring boot I've enrolled myself to a course on udemy.
I can spare around 6-7 hours daily to work on these stuff for the  next 6 months. I'll start looking for job in March or April. Any advice on what more I could or should learn or any advice in general?

Thanks!
 
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Anas,
Write lots of code while you are studying and put it on github. You are going to need something to show employers to show you can code.


Also, I recommend learning JUnit and Selenium. That way you can show your test skills as you transition roles.
 
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Focus on writing 'clean code'.

The  opposition I heard mostly about testers becoming programmers, true or not, is: 'Sure she can program a bit, but can she write clean maintainable code?'. You should be able to prove that.



 
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My best advice.. aside from studying and taking the cert... find a friend who can help get you a job as a developer, even if its just a side job.

Switching from testing to development, while possible, is not common in my experience.  For example, you might go in for a job interview for development but when they see you have testing experience they shift you to testing thinking you'd prefer to do what you know.  In order to get a development job, you have to play down your testing experience and play up your development experience.
 
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