Report: What is the next big thing in web development?
It’s that time of year again! The 2018 Packt Skill Up Report is out and loud! With 8000 respondents and 6 focus tracks, it gives a detailed picture of the tools and trends that define how software developers work today. In this article, we take a closer look at web development: What technologies are currently number one and what does the future hold?
Being engaged in the tech industry means working with the web and, as more and more applications and services move to the browser and cloud, web development knowledge is gaining momentum.
The annual Packt Skill Up Report is here and it takes the pulse of the tools and trends that define how software developers work today. The survey focuses on six broad areas (Work & Community, Learning & Training, App Development, Web Development, Security & System Administration, Data) with a total of approximately 8000 respondents.
In this article, however, we focus solely on web development.
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Golang is part of an intriguing wave of new languages. It’s part of the same generation as Kotlin and Rust in that it’s a language that is incredibly performant and quite easy to use once you get past the early learning curve. It’s a language that takes away some of the pain of modern web development and is well suited to meeting some of the latest challenges that have emerged, like single page web applications and deploying on cloud.
Concerning back-end tools and frameworks, Node.js remains the dominant choice.
What’s the next big thing?
The respondents were also asked to list the most valuable thing to be learning. Machine learning wins this race.
Machine learning is not only increasingly gaining popularity but accessibility as well. To this day, numerous machine learning solutions are offered by leading cloud platforms that make it easier even for non-developers to build and deploy algorithms.
What is the next big thing in web development in your opinion?