The Software Apocalypse, Coding in the 80s, and Much More…
We’re back with another installment of the Intertech Dev Digest. This week features insights from HackerRank’s new 2018 Developer Skills report, along with the top opinion pieces on software.
The State of Development
- The new 2018 Developer Skills Report from Hacker Rank is out. Get the scoop on all the big trends in software this year.
- One interesting tidbit from the report, developers today who were kids in the 80s started programming at a younger age on average than today’s millennials.
- Also of note: software development ranked #1 in this year’s U.S. News best jobs report.
- i-Programmer did a detailed write-up on the reasons why software development took the top spot.
News, Opinion, and Commentary
- Got a project you’ve been wanting to create, but haven’t been able to find the time? Try a 24-hour build.
- They heyday of everyone wanting to build a mobile app for everything are coming to a close. Now, companies are deciding whether an app is worth the investment.
- The Atlantic’s long-form article on the coming software apocalypse, and what some developers are doing to make code more simple is an interesting read.
- Applications are like onions. The closer you look, the more there is to them. What seems like a simple app with straightforward features becomes way more complex over time.
Have a Laugh
Check out Sean Hickey’s “Evolution of a Software Engineer.”