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What steps should I take to transition from a software tester to a software developer?

I have a few years of testing experience and I'd like to become a developer. Would I be able to apply for a developer position with only testing experience and Computer Science degree? Any tips on how to position myself or adjust my resume would be great. I'm going to be taking some programming classes, but I'm not sure if they will help. Do I need to have work experience in development in order to be considered a candidate for a developer job? Thanks.

Asked By: arsonist18 - 8/2/2009
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I am tempted to say that you are actually ahead of the curve because of your testing experience. Most developers start out not knowing that they will be mostly testing. You also have a CS degree, which is a good thing. You also said you will be taking programming classes, which is great. What helped me out was I got... More
Answered By: CloseCall3000 - 8/5/2009
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All developers have to start without experience! Your testing experience will be a positive addition to a Comp Sci degree. DO you have the degree already? If so, you should be able to apply for jobs right away. if you don't have it yet, you will definitely need some programming courses before you can become a developer... More
Answered By: Joe L - 8/2/2009
 
The overall objective of a powerful resume is to exhibit relevant information about your career achievements, growth and academics in order to grab the attention of the Recruiter... More
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Answered By: Santosh - 8/3/2009
 
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