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    Hello,

    Whenever I ask someone how to get a programming job, they say I need to specialize in a certain sector. For example gaming, web development, systems programming, database programming etc.

    So now I ask if someone could educate me about what it's like writing Business Application programs, the types of programs and a way to break into that sector? Or are Business Application programs still too general and I need to specialize even more?

    Let's say I wanted to apply for a position and I don't have any experience. Instead I give them an online link to a badass portfolio of work. What kind of programs should I be developing for a portfolio?
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    "Business application", as in, an application used by a business? If so, that's still pretty broad.
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    Apologies, you are right.

    How about banking and the financial sector?
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    (Original post by jombo123)
    Apologies, you are right.

    How about banking and the financial sector?
    Narrows it down slightly in terms of the industry, obviously, but not really in terms of what sort of software you want to work with. A bank employing 50,000 people is going to have a pretty wide portfolio of software.
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    A good developer can move around, but I would say get an area of expertise such as .NET or C++ and then see where it takes you.
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    Hi TheSilentBang,

    I'm new to The Student Room.

    Do you mean that even a person who studying in the art class also can be a good developer?

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