Hi everyone! 2018 has almost come to an end and it has been a fantastic year for me. Hope it has been an awesome year for you as well. Expanding my tech domain from being a Web Developer to now learning more about Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, I have seen a tremendous growth and demand in some of the groundbreaking technologies around the year.
So, if you are someone who is just starting out their programming journey or looking to make a transition, I believe you landed in the right place. So, in this article, I will discuss the top 4 technologies, in my opinion, that is going to create a lot of employment in 2019 and the process has already begun if you take a look at the statistics and the interest these are gaining from the community. If you are someone who wants to have a tech startup or are looking for jobs, I guess these 4 technologies are surely what you must look for. So without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Artificial Intelligence
If you are a keen software developer(or at least plan of being one), AI development is something you should keep an eye on. AI has found itself in almost all the industries, the primary reason being data. “If there’s no data, there’s no business.” Most organizations these days have collected a lot of data over the past years, and they can use it to draw useful predictions/insights that help them upscale their existing business, and no doubt the demand for Data Scientists are increasing by the day. So, if you are someone who is just getting started, or wants to make a transition, don’t think too much and dive straight into it, there’s so much to learn and AI in itself is a very broad domain with so much to cover.
Also, you might consider learning AI because who knows it might be a threat to your own job, thanks to the amazing automation capabilities AI algorithms have brought to us and for sure, where there’s automation, definitely the human jobs are at risk because Machines are smarter and can do stuff more quickly with higher precision, but they are dumb as well and cannot be used everywhere. Just dive in this amazing technology and you will know what I am talking.
https://www.deeplearning.ai/ is a great place, to begin with.
Organizations in every industry have started building blockchain-based decentralized applications already and no doubt, this will increase more in the upcoming time, and so the demand for blockchain developers in gonna be high as a result.
Web 3.0 is on the rise and if you are a startup worrying about the big tech giants such as Google, Facebook etc. and think that you cannot compete in this tech race, it’s probably your best bet. Decentralization is the way to go and no doubt, it’s gaining huge interest from the community of developers. You might have already heard about Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero and a lot more. Building decentralized apps is going to be a skill in so demand and no doubt, the sooner you learn it, the better it is for you.
So if you want to learn more about this, learning more about the Basics of a Blockchain and Ethereum would be a great place to start. You will find plenty of resources online and this is comparatively a new technology with so much to learn, so better get started with it as soon as you can. Definitely a game changer in the upcoming times.
3. Progressive Web Apps(PWAs)
If you are a Web Developer, there is currently a lot of hype in the community, about this thing so-called Progressive Web Apps. The demand is already growing at a very quick rate. Google thinks that PWAs are the future of Web apps and they have been working quite a lot on it. o the next question coming to your heads would be what exactly is a PWA? Well, in very simple terms, a PWA is simply an ongoing solution to the pain points of the mobile web. Focus on the term ongoing as they are still in the development phase and there is a lot to be explored still. Basically, the core working of the PWAs is based on the concept of Service Workers.
Basically, a service worker acts like a proxy between the client and the server and intercepts the network requests when they are going through the network and when we get the response back and runs in the background.
You might have heard of Native apps and Hybrid apps, but PWAs are really causing a lot of buzz in the web development community lately and these are also relatively new, and no doubt looking at the current trend, the demand for you is gonna be sky-high if you can learn the fundamentals of PWAs. There’s probably a lot more to learn about PWAs. This is a really good place to start.
Of course, there is a trade-off between Native Apps and PWAs, this might help you distinguish.
There is a lot more for you to discover in this space, so start soon and master it quickly to be in demand, because this is relatively new in the dev community.
4. Cyber Security
To be very honest, I don’t have much experience working in this field, but definitely, it is one of the hottest topics currently and will always be. Come on you don’t want any bad guys to ruin your million dollar business and wherever there’s tech, there are loopholes for sure and the need for Cyber Security rises without giving it a second thought. Doesn’t matter how much money your business is making, it’s all about 1 attack on your whole architecture and you know everything’s finished. Learning this is not that easy and yes, it’s hard to start in this space but once you get along, this can be pretty interesting and there’s a lot of demand as well. Also, one must use these for good purposes only because the laws are really strict regarding Cyber crimes in most countries, especially the US.
Businesses of all sizes are concerned about cybersecurity and they are increasingly looking towards hiring more Cybersecurity engineers to make sure they don’t get compromised.
So, I guess this was pretty much it from my side for this article. Hope you liked it and it helped you choose between so many options. You can follow me on Twitter to stay updated on my posts because I write tech blogs quite often and share them on Twitter. Wish you a great upcoming year. Thanks for reading!
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