7 tech terms you need to know

  danielleblackington |

If you’re applying for a job in the technology field, then you’ve probably seen words thrown around like DevOps, Cloud Computing, and Business Process Management (BPM). Maybe you’re familiar with some of these terms, but it can be scary to step into unfamiliar territory, especially when you’re not proficient in the language. To help build your confidence and advance your skillset, here’s a list of 7 tech terms you should already know to launch a successful career.

1. DevOps

Development and operations (DevOps) is an approach to software development that includes automating infrastructure and workflow while constantly measuring application performance. DevOps is a work culture that specifically helps developers and operations teams improve collaboration and productivity – inspiring a work smarter, not harder mentality. An easy way to remember the DevOps practice is by the acronym, CAMS. (Medium.com)

C: Culture 

A: Automation

M: Measurement

S: Sharing 

How it’s involved in our training: 

Every one of our curriculums is incubated in the DevOps mindset. Each revature employee embodies development, testing, and operations and utilizes a continuous integration pipeline in each project. These projects provide the closest experience you can get to working as a software engineer with one of our clients or any leading tech company where engineers properly test code within a large team. 

2. Cloud Computing 

Cloud computing has been a game-changer for large and small businesses that have constrained resources but unlimited expectations. Rather than pay a fixed cost for on-site compute and storage, cloud computing enables companies to access those necessities with a few keystrokes. Unlike one direct connection to a server that delivers IT services, resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications. Cloud services are typically divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (Saas.)

How it’s involved in our training: 

Because most modern applications will be deployed through the cloud, we focus on it throughout our full-stack training programs. We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the cloud provider for our Java programs, and the .NET curriculum uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud. We also run Cloud Administration programs for AWS, Azure, and GCP (Google Cloud Platform.)

3. Business Process Management 

Utilizing a BPM system is the best way to achieve industry goals and can quickly improve the business process. Often used is Business Process Management software, which involves testing how each method would work in various scenarios, making these improvements, and continuously optimizing. 

How it’s involved in our training: 

Our Business Analysis program incorporates several projects that include Business Process Management. One of the projects involves reverse-engineering, an existing software application, and another where team members will elicit requirements while working together with developers to create a new application. PEGA is BPM technology that we utilize the most for the projects because it’s eight times faster in analysis, design, and introducing change. 

4. Full-Stack Programming 

Full-stack programming is defined as working on any segment of the development process. It’s a process of developing the front-end design that users experience, designing a high-performing database schema, back-end design that makes the application work, and the architecture of the app itself. Full-stack knowledge leads to a mastery level of programming. 

How it’s involved in our training: 

From the instructor-led classes to group projects, full-stack programming is involved in every element of our training. This includes Revature employees that are on the CRM and BPM career track. 

5. Containerization

Containerization is a concise alternative to using a virtual machine. It includes packaging an application and its dependencies into its own container and operating system. Not only does a container keep things organized and reduce the need for multiple servers, but it’s also utilized in major public cloud computing providers. Major cloud computing industries often have specialized containerized services.

How it’s involved in our training: 

In our microservice-based programs, we cover Docker – the leader in containerization technology, alongside microservice architecture. Associates will get a chance to work with containers by using the Docker software to encapsulate a microservice so that it’s independently maintained, expedited, and deployed. This software simplifies the containerization process and makes deploying the application faster. 

6. Microservices 

Some applications are easier to innovate and maintain when separated into smaller pieces. However, they still can communicate with each other to work together. Microservices help by stepping in to break a large software project into smaller and semi-independent modules. Each module runs its own process and can even manage its own database. Some companies that utilize this architecture include Netflix, eBay, and Amazon. (Apiumhub)

How it’s involved in our training 

All of our full-stack developers have a final project which involves working within a microservice architecture  – we mainly use it to identify the single point of failure. This type of architecture has gained traction in the industry over monolithic architectures due to scalability concerns.

7.Big Data 

Big data means exactly what you think it would mean. Incredibly vast data sets that hold patterns, associations, and trends, both structured and unstructured according to human behavior. This data can be analyzed to make smarter and more strategic business decisions. 

How it’s involved in our training 

We have a Big Data training program that focuses on the major pieces of the Hadoop ecosystem – HDFS, Hive, Squoop, Oozie, Zookeeper, and Spark. Our team members have the opportunity to develop and deploy distributed MapReduce jobs to process large data sets in order to identify key business value. 

The best part? Our training is entirely employer-paid. 

After reading this, you’re already starting to build the foundation for a fulfilling tech career. Take it a step further and advance your resume with Revature at revature.com/careers.  


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