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Survey: JavaScripters Wanted, but Programmers Prefer Python

Technical recruiting company HackerRank says JavaScript is the top programming language sought by organizations -- narrowly edging out Java -- but developers prefer Python.

Software Developer Named Best Job for 2018

U.S. News & World Report has named software developer the best job for 2018, marking the first time since 2015 that the mainstream news publication's ranking wasn't topped by a healthcare-related position.

Angular 2, React Native Top List of In-Demand Freelance Dev Skills

Those two development technologies experienced by far the most year-over-year growth in 2017, more than double the rate of No. 3 Docker.

Need for DevOps Talent Prompts New Specialty at Toptal

For anyone out there still harboring doubts about enterprise interest in DevOps, consider Toptal's recent launch of a new on-demand talent specialization focused on "meeting the rising need for skilled DevOps engineers."

Advanced Course for Java Developers Offered by Google

Although Kotlin may be making waves as the fun new kid on the Android development block, Google isn't forgetting about its Java coders, having recently launched an advanced training course targeting the graybeard programming language.

Firms Seek Freelance Help for Cutting-Edge Tech, Site Says

Freelancing site Upwork's latest report on the most sought-after skills is topped by cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, blockchain and Bitcoin.

Careers Site: iOS Coding Pays More than Android

Not only do Apple's mobile devices cost more, but developing for them also pays more -- to the tune of $7,000 annually -- according to careers site Dice.

Interactive Stack Overflow Tool Reveals Developer Salaries

Stack Overflow has published a salary calculator tool to answer the question: "How much do developers earn?"

Oracle Layoffs Suggest Winding Down Solaris-SPARC

It's a move many industry watchers were expecting, and further evidence to some that the company is winding down its investment in the Solaris-SPARC bundle.

Open Source Jobs Report: In-Demand Developers Can Get Paid to Earn Certification

Companies need open source skills so much that nearly half of respondents to a new survey said they would pay people (especially developers) to become open source certified.

Devs Who Program in Go, Scala Get Highest Pay, Says Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow, analyzing data from its huge developer survey, has concluded that Go and Scala skills pay off the most in the U.S.

The New Skills Gap? Internet of Things

While it's notoriously tough for enterprises to find skilled developers for mobile and data science initiatives, a new report from Canonical indicates a skills gap is also affecting recruitment for the growing IoT space.

LinkedIn: Machine Learning, Data Science Have Youngest, Highest-Paid Engineers

Jobs-related data also confirms San Francisco and Seattle are the hot places to work, though Dallas and Philadelphia are "hidden gems."

Python, Docker, Big Data Highlight Skills Survey

Latest Skill Up report from Packt Publishing finds Python is the No. 1 dev tool, Docker generates the most interest in learning and Big Data specialists make the big bucks.

Supply of More 'Junior' Data Scientists Levels Off Salaries, Says Recruiter

Four the first time in four years of tracking, a recruiter has noticed a decrease in salaries for early-career data scientists -- a position once dubbed the "sexiest job of the 21st century" -- caused by more junior-level entrants into the field, and other factors.

Open or Private Offices for Developers? Stack Overflow Says 'Go Remote'

According to a Stack Overflow blog post, the simple answer to providing developers with more quiet surroundings and productive workspaces for cost-conscious companies is to just let them work from home.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

Tech Recruiter Sees Big Surge in Demand for Mobile Dev Skills

Randstad Technologies cited a 104 percent 2014-2016 year-over-year increase in demand for skills in technologies such as iOS, Android, HTML5, Angular, Java and JavaScript.

Stack Overflow Hiring Trends: ReactJS In, AJAX Out

The online programming community is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.

SQL Holds Its Own in Lucrative Data Science Field

Contradicting a popular view that sees programming languages such as R, Python and Java as the top tools for data science (which has been dubbed the "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century"), new research shows SQL holding its own.

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