Packt, a Birmingham-based company which aims to “help the world put software to work in new ways,” concocted a survey and discovered what developers want from their profession this year and which are the skills the people working in tech need for the future. In short, developers believe that machine learning and big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality and the Internet of Things are the “next big thing” and that security is one of the highest paying industries in 2016, especially for freelancers. Learning new skills has become a must for those who want to stay relevant.
According to this survey’s results, Swift is rapidly becoming the de facto language for those who want to develop for iOS. Go is growing slowly but surely and Rust is still present.
If you can’t find a reason to learn Swift, here’s a list:
What comes after AngularJS?
The survey also revealed that Angular remains the reigning king of JS frameworks, but when asked if they are planning on migrating to Angular 2, many developers (51 percent) said they will not be doing that. Instead, they will be focusing on React —30 percent of the group of non-migrating AngularJS developers wish to learn React in the next six months.