The future of “programming”

A data scientist at Stack Overflow “says demand for PHP, WordPress, and LAMP skills are seeing a steady decline, while newer frameworks and languages like React, Angular, and Scala are on the rise.”

The CEO and co-founder of an anonymous virtual private network service says “The rise of Azure and the Linux takeover has put most Windows admins out of work. Many of my old colleagues have had to retrain for Linux or go into something else entirely.”

In addition, “Thanks to the massive migration to the cloud, listings for jobs that involve maintaining IT infrastructure, like network engineer or system administrator, are trending downward, notes Terence Chiu, vice president of careers site Indeed Prime.”

The CTO of the job site Ladders adds that Smalltalk, Flex, and Pascal “quickly went from being popular to being only useful for maintaining older systems. Engineers and programmers need to continually learn new languages, or they’ll find themselves maintaining systems instead of creating new products.”

The president of Dice.com says “Right now, Java and Python are really hot. In five years they may not be… jobs are changing all the time, and that’s a real pain point for tech professionals.”

fos1: The world will still need mechaneers! 🙂

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