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Many times in the Career advice section at we are asked this question

What are the essential skills for a web developer? 

Rather than posting/reposting time and again, thought of writing a post about it.  This post details what according to me and some of the well established people I know think about essential skills that a web developer should posses.

You can find similar entry at Essential Skills for Web Developer in 2010

  1. HTTP/TCP protocol from a very high overview perspective
  2. JavaScript/CSS/XHTML
  3. ASP.NET of-course (since you will be opting for MS technologies)
  4. Authentication/ Authorization techniques
  5. WCF/Web Services
  6. AJAX
  7. jQuery (and similar javascript libraries like Prototype, ExtJS etc.)
  8. Unit Testing / Integration Testing (NUnit, MBUnit, Selenium, WatiN etc or VS Test)
  9. Silverlight awareness
  10. Common design patterns
  11. Strong Object Oriented skills

Happy Programming !!!


Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 9:08 PM career , Skills | Back to top

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