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Ask HN: What to learn as a back end developer
9 points by random_kris 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments
My employer is offering us to do some java certification or other learnings during the work hours. I will definitely take up this offer but I was thinking is getting java certificate even worth it? The employer is not demanding that I do java learnings I can chose some other stuff aswell if I want to.

I am turning to you guys to recommend me anything intersetng that could be useful for my career and my employer

I am interested in devops, backend engineering, blockchain, opensource etc...

The following skills are worth having and are portable between jobs.

DevSecOps - Notice the 'Sec' very important. Focus on github actions.

Kubernetes - Be able to deploy containers you created with your DevSecOps pipeline.

Infra structure as Code - In particular Pulumi. Works well with Kubernetes.

Rust - Makes you a better programmer.

I am looking for specific resources. I probably cannot just say I will learn rust while others get java certs. But if I show them some option to get rust certification then they would agree.

Thanks for pointers anyway!

I'd take a look at this: https://github.com/donnemartin/system-design-primer

Lots of great content about the basics of system design, should be very helpful for someone new to backend.

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