The 2021 edition of Stack Overflow’s developer survey features both substantial changes in the landscape while other elements have remained stubbornly resilient.
In a blog post, Stack Overflow’s Ben Popper and David Gibson wrote:
“This year’s survey was a little different than ones in years past. We opened our 2020 survey in February, and by the time we got around to publishing the results, the reality of work and daily life had shifted dramatically for people around the globe.
The pandemic continues to exert a strong influence on the shape of our economy and society, so we tried to keep this year’s survey shorter and focused on things outside the traditional office.”
So, with that in mind, to the findings…
One of the highlights from this year’s report is that React.js (40.14%) has overtaken jQuery (34.42%) to become the most-used web framework. Completing the top five are Express (23.82%), Angular (22.96%), and Vue.js (18.97%).
React.js (25.12%) also leads the most-wanted web frameworks, followed by Vue.js (16.69%), Django (9.21%), Angular (8.47%), and Svelte (6.57%).
Although it just makes the top five most-wanted, Svelte (71.47%) is tied with ASP.NET Core as the most-loved web framework. FastAPI (70.04%) is second on the podium, followed by most-wanted framework React.js (69.28%), Vue.js (64.41%), and Express (62.07%).
Three of the most-loved web frameworks also appear in the top five highest-paid: Svelte, ASP.NET Core, and React.js.
Unfortunately, none of these take the highest spot which goes to Ruby on Rails ($77,556). Svelte ($62,520) takes second place, followed by ASP.NET Core ($60,744), Gatsby ($60,129), and React.js ($58,128).
Our own “most impressive” award has to go to the shiny new web framework Svelte that manages to feature highly in the most-wanted, most-loved, and highest-paid lists. Given more time, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it accelerate into the most popular web frameworks.
Python (48.24%) traded places with SQL (47.08%) for third-place when including all respondents but remained in fourth-place when accounting for just professional developers.
While in fifth place in most-wanted languages, Mozilla-founded Rust (86.98%) keeps its crown as the most-loved language for the sixth consecutive year. Behind Rust are Clojure (81.12%), TypeScript (72.73%), Elixir (72.11%), and Julia (70.69%).
Python (67.83%) just falls out of the top five most-loved programming languages.
Coding in a language you love can also pay off, with both Clojure and Elixir appearing in the top five highest paid languages. In fact, Clojure developers are, on average, raking in the biggest annual salaries ($95,000).
That salary is over $14k more than the second-highest that goes to F# ($81,037) developers, followed by Elixir ($80,077) and Erlang ($80,077) which tie third-place, Perl and Ruby that tie fourth ($80,000), and Scala ($77,832) which completes the top five.
Notably, Perl was the highest paid language last year.
The most commonly-used database is MySQL (50.18%), followed by PostgreSQL (40.42%), SQLite (32.18%), MongoDB (27.7%), and Microsoft SQL Server (26.87%).
While there are no databases that developers overwhelmingly “love” when compared to languages, Redis comes out on top (70.71%) and is closely followed by PostgreSQL (70.40%) that represents the first commonly-used database to also appear in the loved list.
MongoDB (60.28%) – another commonly-used database – takes third place. Elasticsearch (56.70%) and Firebase (56.22%) complete the top five.
Developers working with DynamoDB ($80,936) are making the biggest bucks, followed by Elasticsearch ($67,021) and Cassandra ($64,090). Developers’ most-loved database, Redis ($64,548), takes fourth place. Finally, IBM DB2 ($64,044) rounds off the top five.
By a wide margin, AWS (54.22%) unsurprisingly remains the cloud platform to beat in usage. However, Google Cloud (31.05%) and Microsoft Azure (30.77%) made substantial gains over last year.
However, if we’re talking about wide margins, nothing comes close to the margin Visual Studio (VS Code in particular) enjoys in IDE usage. Visual Studio Code leads the pack (71.06%), followed by Visual Studio (33.03%), Notepad++ (29.71%), IntelliJ (28.74%), and then Vim (24.19%).
You can delve into the full results of Stack Overflow’s latest survey here.
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Software engineers and web developers’ work intersects frequently, but the two professions differ in important ways. Software engineers come from a rigorous technical background, while web developers specialize in web-based platforms.
Few tech professions are more frequently confused than web developers and software engineers. To a layperson, they sound close to synonyms. In reality, these two job titles relate to different skills, work environments, and end products.
Read on to learn how to distinguish web development from software engineering, and what skills and education you will need to jumpstart a career in either field.
What do software engineers do?
Software engineers create software products that meet the specifications of operating systems, networks, and hardware. It is thanks to software engineers that we have software for word processing, organizing information, and games.
To work as a software engineer you typically need knowledge of computer science, mathematics, and a wide array of programming languages.
Software engineering encompasses researching and developing new software programs and systems, writing and testing computer code, and evaluating software products for user experience and operational efficiency. A software engineer’s knowledge and skills often include computer science specializations such as machine learning, database systems, and robotics.
You can commonly find software engineers in the technical departments of computer systems design, software publishing, and management-related companies. They usually work full time, focusing on maintenance of existing software, research into user needs, and long-term projects in new software development.
What do web developers do?
Web developers build and maintain websites and other applications for web-related platforms. You can thank web developers for writing the code that allows websites and mobile applications to work properly.
There are two main types of web developer: frontend and backend. Frontend web developers write the code that creates the interface users encounter. Backend developers specialize in code infrastructure that delivers data and services to the front end.
Becoming a web developer requires basic computer literacy and knowledge of common programming languages such as Python, C++, and Java. These professionals should be familiar with user experience, graphic design, and database management concepts.
The most common employers of web developers are marketing and IT-related.
Web developers work part or full-time, often as freelancers. On a typical day they may juggle multiple projects, including creating layouts or wireframes, writing code, and integrating backend data from various sources.
Comparing software engineers and web developers
Web development has lower education requirements than software engineering — it’s one of the most important differences between the two. Read on to learn about the distinctions in these two career paths.
To become a software engineer, you typically need at least a bachelor’s in computer science. Some employers may prefer candidates with a master’s or higher. Software engineers are highly skilled professionals with foundational knowledge of computer science, math, and programming languages.
Bootcamps are often touted as a college alternative, but for software engineers, they can be a mixed bag. Completing a bootcamp can add to one’s skills but cannot replace the technical background software engineers need.
Web developers often need little more than an associate degree in web development, computer science, or graphic design to enter the field. While a computer science major is a plus, it is not essential.
The lower threshold for becoming a web developer also means that coding bootcamps can give you the programming skills you need. One bootcamp and you might be ready for the job market.
Software engineers make top wages in exchange for their technical skills and knowledge.
In 2020, the median annual wage for software engineers was over $110,000. Top employing industry such as software publishing and manufacturing pay even more. At the highest levels of experience, software engineers can make $200,000 yearly.
Web developers do well in terms of salary, but not quite as well as software engineers. The median annual wage for web developers in 2020 was around $77,000.
These salary expectations make web developers one of the best occupations with lower educational barriers to employment. In fact, 10% of web developers make more than $124,000 annually.
Job growth and employment demand
Software engineers have a very positive job outlook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that software engineer employment will grow by 22% by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As technology advances, more industries rely on software. This requires engineers who can develop and test new kinds of software to solve emerging problems.
Web developers are also in high demand. BLS data estimates that web developer employment will grow by 13% by 2030, above the average for all occupations.
Mobile apps and other web-based applications are essential to marketing, financial services, and retail, so web development skills are valuable.
Certifications can help you stay ahead in the software engineering field by verifying your knowledge of programming languages, contemporary computer science issues, and industry standard tools. Some essential software engineering certifications include:
You can expect to pay around $150-$300 for most software engineer professional certifications. Software engineering credentialing usually also requires several years’ experience.
Web development certifications allow you to increase your pay grade, role, and skillset. Professional credentialing can help you graduate from freelance work to a salaried position. Popular web developer certifications include:
While credentialing requirements for web development are relatively lax, it is still common for web developers to seek certification to stay competitive.
Next steps on the career ladder
Software engineers have leg room to advance in their field. Extensive software engineering experience can lead to a higher-paid leadership position as a senior software engineer or software engineering manager. However, you can also use software engineering as a launch pad to advancing your technology career elsewhere.
Some software engineers switch careers to become computer or data scientists. Still others use their industry experience to become product managers or upper management in computer systems-related companies. It all depends on your career goals.
Web developers can advance by specializing. User experience researchers and game developers often make more than a low-level web developer. Some developers eventually work as web content managers overseeing web developers.
Web development’s multifaceted nature gives an in to different areas within tech, including software engineering, information systems management, and database administration. Mastery of graphic design and workflow management might lead to work as an art director or project manager.
Which is right for me: software engineering or web development?
Though web development and software engineering share common ground, the two careers cater to different interests and strengths. Keep these differences in mind when choosing your career path.
Software engineers generally need an aptitude for math and logical thinking, plus an interest in computer science. Even an entry-level software engineer usually knows several programming languages.
In contrast, web developers do not need the high educational level and stronger technical background required for software engineering. These professionals succeed by combining computer literacy and basic programming skills with design and user experience concepts.
Can a software engineer be a web developer?
A web developer is technically a software engineer who works on web-based applications. Some trained and educated software engineers may choose to work in this field.
Is a software engineer the same as a software developer?
Some employers refer to software engineers as software developers. The two terms “developer” and “engineer” are used interchangeably in this context.
Can I work from home as a web developer?
Some web developers may be able to work from home, especially if they work as freelancers. Since their work is web-based, it may not be necessary for them to work in an office environment.
Can I work from home as a software engineer?
Software engineers usually need to commute to work and work closely with a team. They often need quick feedback on projects, which is easier to gather in an office setting.
LOS ANGELES – With goals of increasing delivery areas, reducing delivery costs and enhancing digital marketing efforts of foodservice operations, Dylish, an online ordering platform, announced a partnership with DoorDash on Sept. 27.
Dylish offers restaurant operators and foodservice chains a subscription-based ordering platform that allows diners to access the Dylish ordering web page by clicking on participating restaurants’ “order now” button and selecting items from the menu. Dylish sends online orders directly to restaurants and includes pickup instructions for the assigned DoorDash delivery driver. Offering its subscription service for as low as $49 per month, Dylish provides order-receiving hardware to each restaurant to ensure online orders blend in with the flow of each kitchen’s production process.
The Dylish digital platform’s full online offerings include a customized web page and smart phone apps for each restaurant client as well as marketing material, social media promotions, QR codes, tablets and printers. With DoorDash on board, Dylish said it can now offer its delivery services to almost any location in the country.
“Dylish has been in development for three years, launching in April 2020 amid the pandemic,” the company said. “So, we already know exactly what restaurants have been going through, and we quickly reached out to them, helping our clients to cut way down on their delivery and takeout fees. Those savings get passed on to customers as well.”
DoorDash said it is committed to connecting diners with the food they desire in their cities, including food from restaurants and grocery stores.
“We started facilitating door-to-door delivery, but we see this as just the beginning of connecting people with possibility – easier evenings, happier days, bigger savings accounts, wider nets and stronger communities,” the company said.
Israel Tech Challenge will be offering eligible Olim two free programs that will grant them a foothold into the high-tech industry and its steady flow of high-paying career opportunities. This initiative is a partnership between ITC and the Ministry of Aliyah to offer fully subsidized Front-end Web Development and Data Analytics training for Olim who qualify for the high-level studies.
The new olim (new immigrants) programs are taught in English, part-time in the evenings and Friday mornings. The tuition is free for qualifying applicants due to the joint venture with the Israeli Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and by Israel Tech Challenge. Additionally, a monthly stipend may be offered to eligible candidates.
Lifting the entry barriers to Israeli high-tech
The Israeli startup ecosystem is widely lauded in the world and is one of the more robust and lucrative industries in a country dubbed the Start-up Nation. However, getting into this field used to require either IDF training and experience or years of university studies and prolonged entry level job experience. This is where coding bootcamps came in to help bridge the gap between academic degrees and practical knowledge of the skills required to gain meaningful work in high-tech.
ITC.tech was one of the first bootcamps to operate in Israel, and chose to base its training methodology on the best practices of the IDF Intelligence Elite units training. ITC.tech goes beyond teaching technical skills and offers six-month full-time programs, which include 5- to 8-week projects at tech companies, soft-skills training, and hackathons to increase industry experience and connections.
Taking the first steps toward in-demand positions in tech companies
Front-end web development is a field with great market demand for developers. ITC.tech prides itself on the high caliber of its graduates. The course is supported by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration (משרד העלייה והקליטה) so applicants must meet the ministry’s eligibility criteria to participate in this groundbreaking program. The program itself entails assignments and periodic exams. After the Front-End Development program, qualified graduates are invited to join ITC’s Back-End development studies and also participate in the 8-week projects with industry leaders.
What is Israel Tech Challenge?
Established in 2016, Israel Tech Challenge (ITC.tech) constitutes the leading Israeli nonprofit coding and high-tech academies. ITC was founded by the Jewish Agency to help newcomers to Israel, overseas students, and Israeli young professionals learn valuable coding and high-tech skills and integrate into the high-tech industry, launching meaningful careers in Israel. Since its foundation, ITC.tech has trained over 1,200 graduates and partnered with over 300 tech companies that actively contribute to the training itself. It has a proven job placement rate of 90% in tech companies.
Israel Tech Challenge offers full-time and part-time studies for Data Science and Machine Learning, Full-Stack Development and SOC Analyst and Cyber Security. To learn more about the programs join the upcoming info session on Sept 5th at 7:00pm Israel time/ 12:00 EST.
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Meta Bootcamp has created a concise, Full Stack Development Bootcamp that could help anyone become a freelance web developer from scratch. This program equips individuals without prior coding experience with the skill to make money from web development.
Becoming a Freelance Full Stack Developer just got easy with the Meta Bootcamp on Full Stack Development. This program is designed to equip anyone from any level to do full-stack web development. Areas covered by this program will include client-side and server-side applications, the basics of databases, design principles, marketing principles, career guidance and lots more.
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Demanzo Successfully Delivers 100th Project To Australian Whitelabel Digital Marketing & Web Development Partners
Australia – 27 September, 2021 – Demanzo, a premier digital marketing agency in India has successfully delivered 100th project to Australian Whitelabel Digital Marketing Partners. Demanzo offers best in class whitelabel digital marketing, white label SEO and Web Development services under client’s brand name.
Speaking on this milestone, Jude Festus D, Managing Director – Demanzo says, “I’m pleased to mention that despite challenges posed by COVID-19, we have been able to successfully deliver our 100th project to our Whitelabel Digital Marketing Partners in Australia. We have also achieved all our client’s targets and delivered project deliverables on time, which is the reason behind our ever increasing client portfolio. Currently, we work with top agencies in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania region. Since we work with a lot of Australian companies, we have a very good understanding of the Australian market and can help them with the right digital marketing strategy and web designs”.
As a marketing partner of Google and Facebook, Demanzo has been helping organizations to increase their revenue by implementing and optimizing the perfect digital marketing strategy for more than 7 years. Whether you are a small agency or a large agency, their whitelabel services provide an opportunity to grow agency business quickly and effectively without increasing your overhead charges and run your business with very very less risk.
In order to assist the growing customer base, Demanzo has increased their employee strength by 100% in the past 24 months. At its current business growth rate, the agency will need to double its workforce within the next 12 months. This helps them to stay behind the screen and work towards fulfilling their client’s goal with experienced in-house employees, reports the Managing Director.
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Instagram is pausing work on a version for children younger than 13, called “Instagram Kids”, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app said on Monday.
US lawmakers and advocacy groups have opposed the launch of “Instagram Kids”, urging the social media giant to drop its plans and stating that it had failed to “make meaningful commitments to protecting kids online.”
“We believe building ‘Instagram Kids’ is the right thing to do, but we’re pausing the work,” Instagram said in a blog post, adding it would continue building on its parental supervision tools.
“The reality is that kids are already online, and we believe that developing age-appropriate experiences designed specifically for them is far better for parents than where we are today.”
“Use of social media can be detrimental to the health and well-being of children, who are not equipped to navigate the challenges of having a social media account,” the officials said in a letter.
“Further, Facebook has historically failed to protect the welfare of children on its platforms,” they said.
A Facebook spokesman had said the company had “just started exploring a version of Instagram for kids” and said it was committing “to not showing ads in any Instagram experience we develop for people under the age of 13”.
The company had also said it agreed that any version of the photo-sharing app Instagram “must prioritise their safety and privacy, and we will consult with experts in child development, child safety, and mental health, and privacy advocates to inform it”.
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For the second time this month, a non-waterfront Miami Beach home traded for $5 million or more.
Allon Bloch, CEO and co-founder of medical application maker K Health, and Allison Nicole Bloch paid $5 million for the spec house at 2035 North Meridian Avenue, according to a Sabal Development press release.
K Health is among the most downloaded medical applications for smartphones with more than four million users. Bloch previously was CEO of Vroom, a large online car retailer based in the U.S.; co-CEO of Wix, a leading website publishing platform; and CEO of mySupermarket, a digital platform that allows consumers to shop for the best prices on groceries, according to an online bio.
2035 Meridian LLC, an entity managed by Sabal Development founder Pascal Nicolai, is the seller of the 4,583-square-foot modern home. In 2016, Nicolai’s entity bought the 10,400-square-foot lot for $1.3 million and a year later obtained permits to build a new house on the property, according to records.
Sandra Rodriguez of Luxe Capital Realty represented the seller and Morgan Blittner of Brown Harris Stevens represented the buyers.
Recently, former NFL player Orlandus Andre Branch III sold his non-waterfront 4,493-square-foot house at 4535 Nautilus Court in Miami Beach for $6.3 million.
The Blochs’ new luxury custom home is directly across from the public Miami Beach Golf Club. It features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one half-bathroom with an attached two-car garage, according to the release.
Designed by Urban Robot with interiors by TOGU Design, the home has floor-to-ceiling high-impact windows, retractable glass doors, kitchen appliances by Miele and countertops by Quartzforms. The property also has an infinity pool surrounded by landscaping, as well as a rooftop lounge area offering golf course views.
In May, Sabal Development sold a waterfront estate at 135 Palm Avenue in Miami Beach’s Palm Island for $29.5 million to venture capital investor Ben Ling and front-end web developer Chris Coudron. In 2016, Sabal paid $9 million for that lot at 135 Palm Avenue.
The Python programming language is a hit for data science and machine-learning projects on high-powered hardware, but one of its weaknesses is speed.
Anaconda, a company that provides a leading distribution of Python for data science, wants to change that by supporting Pyston – a new implementation of Python that sheds debugging features for speed.
Pyston, created by Kevin Modzelewski, was open-sourced in May with the promise of a 30% acceleration in Python code. Modzelewski was an engineer at Dropbox, which was a major user of Python and hired the language’s creator Guido van Rossum for five years from 2013 to improve its code.
Anaconda has now hired Modzelewski and fellow lead developer Marius Wachtler who have been tasked with building the project’s community of users, contributors, and maintainers to ensure its long-term sustainability.
“Support from Anaconda will enable us to put Pyston into the hands of more users faster than ever before,” said Modzelewski in a statement. Anaconda claims to have more than 25 million users.
Pyston executes programs on average 20% to 50% faster than standard Python, according to Anaconda.
The Python implementation was developed at Dropbox between 2014 and 2017. It was launched as a new project in 2020 as Pyston v2.
Pyston, which is derived from the official CPython from the Python Software Foundation, will remain an open-source project. With Anaconda, the project will focus on improving compatibility with Python’s legion of packages that have helped make it dominant in data science and machine learning, as well as bringing Pyston to more hardware.
“The new Pyston 2.x series is a complete rewrite of the codebase from scratch, starting from a fork of CPython 3.8,” Anaconda says in a blogpost detailing its plan to become a general-purpose accelerator of all Python applications.
Anaconda co-founder Peter Wang told ZDNet recently that it was “incredibly awkward to use Python to build and distribute any applications that have actual graphical user interfaces.”
“On desktops, Python is never the first-class language of the operating system, and it must resort to third-party frameworks like Qt or wxPython,” he said.
Besides data science, Python’s strengths are in tying together backend systems.
And van Rossum, who is now employed by Microsoft, is trying to make Python twice as fast in Python version 3.11 – one stem of three Python branches planned for 2022. The latest stable version of Python is version 3.9.7.
Anaconda has already had involvement in Python optimization, scalability, and performance projects.
“One of Anaconda’s oldest open-source projects is the Numba compiler, an LLVM-based JIT compiler for numerical Python functions running on the CPU or GPU. As a result, we’ve been thinking about Python compilers for a long time, and we see the potential for Pyston to quickly bring faster Python to a mainstream audience.
“Numba addresses many numerical use cases very well but cannot optimize entire programs, and it does not address the wider world of Python use cases. Pyston comes at the Python compilation problem from a different direction. Still, common ancestry with the CPython interpreter means that Numba “just works” with it, and the two systems can be used in tandem within the same program. Numba can speed up individual functions by 2-10x (or more), and Pyston can improve the performance of everything else.”
Anaconda also reckons Pyston improvements can be upstreamed to CPython and dovetail with van Rossum’s plans at Microsoft to significantly speed up Python.
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