Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you'll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to explore. While this can be fun for developers who love to code, it also means you should do your best to keep up with the latest trends.
It's important to remember that an updated résumé is important if you want to grow as a developer. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about employment opportunities just yet. Surveys show that 91 percent of professional developers consider themselves as “gainfully employed.” This shouldn’t be a surprise given that the web development job market has been growing much faster than the average profession.
Learning Development Is Now Easier than Ever
Did you know that developers today enjoy the luxury of having learning materials right at their fingertips? GitHub, for instances, gives you free access to open sources projects from around the world. You can also submit one on your own to gain useful insights from the online community of developers.
Knowing that most developers simply love to learn, now is definitely the best time to go out there and get your hands dirty. Apart from contributing to open source projects, you could also join communities like Stack Overflow and let the wisdom of the world’s developers answer your questions.
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence
It’s really happening – machines are now beginning to think, and they're surprisingly reliable in accomplishing complex tasks such as detecting a face and beating professional players in a game of Go.
As far as web development goes, an obvious implementation is the Artificial Design Intelligence development platform designed by Wix. What it does is simple; by gathering data from about 85 million Wix users, ADI develops a solid web design and development strategy for you – served in a silver platter.
Angular 2 Is Here
Angular 2 is a complete overhaul of Google’s browser and mobile application framework. It’s equipped with everything you need for robust data management, HTTP services, as well as non-code-dependent development features. For example, Angular 2’s interface allows you to easily create and manage animation timelines with little coding.
Whether it’s a progressive web app or a desktop app, Angular 2 can help you deliver engaging experiences for end users. Just be sure to refresh your knowledge by going to resources like LearnAngular2.com and Angular2.com.
Ruby on Rails 5
Ruby on Rails is a popular, decade-old web development framework that got an upgrade last June 2016. Although it didn’t have as much impact as the developers intended, some of its core features – including ActionCable and Turbolinks 5 – will prove to be useful this 2017.
Ruby on Rails is very cost effective programming language too. Cost to build a CRM software with Ruby on Rails is very buyer friendly these days.
The following infographic from Zeolearn will give you a quick view of the life of a developer:
Infographic Courtesy Of ZeoLearn