Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: 2020 IT skills, JUnit 5.6 & more

Chris Stewart

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we looked at IT skills hiring trends in 2020, Java framework JUnit’s latest update – version 5.6, JavaScript developers’ salaries, and much more.

2020 IT skills: what we learned from 213,782 coding tests

The IT job sector is growing and with its growth comes a higher demand for programmers. What skills and programming languages should you focus on? Data from over 213,000 coding tests revealed some IT skills hiring trends to look for in 2020. See what DevSkillers’ data reveals about recent IT trends from 49 different countries.

Read the full IT skills article here.

JUnit 5.6 release brings new features for Java unit testing

The latest version of JUnit has arrived. The Java unit testing framework has performance improvements, new features and minor bug fixes on board in v5.6, but breaking changes have been added as well. Let’s take a closer look and see what has changed for JUnit’s three modules.

Read more about JUnit 5.6 here.

Road to Angular v9: 9.0.0-rc.10 fixes a last handful of bugs

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Angular 9 news, as the final version could arrive any day now. What’s new? Well we didn’t get the final version, but we did get the 11th release candidate, rc.10, which fixes what could be the last handful of bugs before we finally get Angular v9 final.

Get the details on the latest Angular 9 release candidate here.

Keeping up with Java: Look at all these new features!

New Java releases are coming faster than ever, now that we are well into the new six-month release cadence. The number of new features and APIs in each version is less than we’re used to, but the overall rate of change is actually faster than before. See what’s new with Java in this talk by Simon Ritter, CTO of Azul Systems.

Watch Simon Ritter’s JAX London session here.

JavaScript developers average 2020 salaries hits $114,986 in the US

Any JavaScript developer will tell you that a fair salary leads to better work. Despite this, many devs are underpaid, and so they are jumping from job to job. The tech sector has the highest turnover rate, and losing good employees is costing businesses money. What should you be earning? Check out some of the current hiring trends for JavaScript developers in 2020.

Read all about JavaScript developers’ salaries here.



But that’s not all

Last week was so full of interesting news and great content, here’s a few more highlights for you:

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart is an Online Editor for He studied French at Somerville College, Oxford before moving to Germany in 2011. He speaks too many languages, writes a blog, and dabbles in card tricks.

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