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Blockchain Again Reigns as Hottest Freelancer Skill

Freelancing Web site Upwork said blockchain is again the hottest technology on its quarterly skills index, marking the first time a skill has ranked No. 1 twice.

Jobs Report: Demand for Open Source Skills Climbs, Topped by Linux

The demand for open source skills is so high that nearly half of hiring manages responding to the survey said their organization are supporting open source projects solely for the purpose of recruiting hard-to-find talent.

Top 3 Dev Skills Needed: React, Python, JavaScript

According Hacker News' April 2018 Hiring Trends analysis, the three top skills desired last month were React, Python and JavaScript.

Microsoft Opens Up Internal AI Training to Public

Microsoft is mirroring its internal artificial intelligence training courses with a new offering to the public, letting developers earn a certificate to prove expertise in cutting-edge technologies like computer vision, natural language processing/translation and Python-based data science.

Stack Overflow Developer Survey: Dangers of AI, DevOps, Ethics, Python, More

With more than 100,000 developers weighing in, the 8th annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey breaks new ground this year, exploring subjects such as the dangers of artificial intelligence, coding ethics, the growing DevOps and machine learning movements and much more.

Enterprises Can't Get Enough AI Talent

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest areas in software development right now and employers just can't get enough AI skills, confirms a new report on enterprise hiring trends.

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.

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