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Add value to your website by utilizing free resources from the design and development community. Here is a list of new web tools and design elements from summer 2018. There are designer and developer apps, icon sets, fonts, and more. All of these are free.

Design and Development Tools

Fusion.js is an open source web framework from Uber’s web platform team. Fusion.js makes web development easier and produces lightweight, high-performing apps.

Malvid helps you to build, document, and visualize components by turning a directory into an interactive user interface. It visualizes components to improve how your team works with them. It doesn’t force a defined directory structure, templating language, or development tool.

Font Playground uses variable design for experimenting with new fonts. Variable fonts reshape themselves to your liking, adapting to changes in the text frame while maintaining proportion.

Picular is a search engine for colors. Just enter a color and press enter. Picular will generate a selection of related hues and their corresponding color codes.

Drawser is a free browser-based vector-graphics editor with powerful features for professional design. Export images or share your creations on the platform.

Shrink Me is a tool to reduce your image-file sizes without suffering visual quality loss — making your sites and apps faster for your users.

Maze is an analytics tool to discover how real users interact with your prototype. Define missions, collect actionable insights, and analyze how your design performs, without having to write code.

Overflow is a platform that integrates and syncs with popular design tools to create user flows. Overflow helps designers and product managers present their ideas by smoothly navigating between their creations.

Codementor is a coding community and on-demand marketplace for software developers. Find a coding mentor, get answers to complex problems, or find a freelancer.

DevTube aspires to be the YouTube of the software development community. Browse through thousands of videos by speakers, tags, or channels.

Whimsical is a tool to collaborate on your ideas visually. Design better user flows and software architecture diagrams. Create instant wireframes with a library of configurable elements at your fingertips. Free for up to four diagrams.

Vector Art Illustrations is a collection of free icon and logo sets, including icons for business, search engine marketing, and bitcoin uses.

150 Vector Icons is a free collection in 15 different categories, including business, adventure, food, and music. The pack comes in colored, outline, and monochromatic.

unDraw is a tool for illustrations with MIT licenses, which is a free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Access the collection of SVG images to use free and without attribution.

20+ Animated Logos is a gallery of high-quality animated logos.

Vector Art Illustrations is a collection of free icon and logo sets, including icons for business, search engine marketing, and bitcoin uses.

150 Vector Icons is a free collection in 15 different categories, including business, adventure, food, and music. The pack comes in colored, outline, and monochromatic.

unDraw is a tool for illustrations with MIT licenses, which is a free software license originating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Access the collection of SVG images to use free and without attribution.

20+ Animated Logos is a gallery of high-quality animated logos.

Abhaya Libre is based on FM Abhaya, an interpretation of the Sinhala letterpress typefaces from the 1960s. Abhaya Libre was redrawn from scratch to comply with modern-day usage (i.e., smaller sizes for smartphones).

Jomhuria is a dark Arabic and Latin display typeface, suitable for bold titles and banners. Jomhuria was inspired by Shablon, a font designed 30 years ago in Iran.

Library 3 AM is a one-line font. It comes in two styles (regular and soft) and supports Cyrillic and multiple languages. Library 3 AM is suitable for logos, posters, headlines, signage, and neon titles.

Calibre Super Condensed is a dramatic typeface that includes alphabet, numerals, glyphs, and Western characters.

UStroke is an impactful, hard-drawn font. It comes in Latin and Cyrillic, in all caps. Use it for edgy titles.

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There are two sides to web development: client-side and server-side. Server-side relates to the technical aspects of making an interactive website work. Client-side is more about visual gratification — menu bars, page structure, etc.

front end developer is responsible for everything you see on a website — all the client-side stuff.

Who should become a front end developer?

If you love tinkering with visuals, front end development is probably for you.

It’s not all static pictures and rigid page structures. JavaScript and JQuery are very useful when creating dynamic web pages.

They bring your website to life.

Anyone can become a front end developer. The first step is having an interest in programming.

What’s the future like for front end development?

As long as clients require websites, front end developers will always have a market.

The digital age has made web development skills more important than ever.

From the Google empire to blogs about cats, there are currently over 1.8 billion websites on the internet. Many of those need to be maintained, and new ones are always being built.

To maintain or build the subtle details to make a dynamic website that stands out, people turn to front end developers. Clearly, front end development will always be a valued skill — with many different paths available going forward.

Where do I get started?

If a great salary and strong career prospects sound good, then front end development is for you.

The most crucial languages to know for front end developers are HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery.

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Ethereum Classic, one of the pioneer blockchain networks in the cryptocurrency industry has launched its own Software Development Kit (SDK). This is in a bid to scale its services within the crypto markets; developers will now be able to use the ETC platform to build their own DApps.

Given the success Ethereum has had, one would think it was the initial project and Ethereum Classic was a later fork. Surprisingly, Ethereum Classic (ETC) is the pioneer project from which Ethereum was forked but turned out to be more attractive with the ‘smart contracts’ tech.

However, Ethereum Classic seems to be slowly catching up with the Ethereum project after it released ‘Emerald Software Development Kit’. Furthermore, Ethereum’s market performance since the crypto market bloodbath in August has been highly bearish slashing the digital asset’s value by almost half. According to a tweet by the ETC team, it is clear they plan on capitalizing on their newly developed SDK feature,

The Emerald SDK is available on the ETC developers’ team with guidelines on how to start using the feature for DApps creation. This is not to mean that the ETC network guarantees full business continuity. Warnings within the policy of the Ethereum Classic Software Development Kit feature show the digital asset is just as volatile hence uncertain like peer cryptocurrencies.

Today, the Ethereum Classic blockchain platform handles over 40,000 transactions within a day. This is roughly ten times less what the Ethereum blockchain handles while the Decentralized apps on ETH can scale only up to a few hundreds. Ethereum Classic might as well face the challenge of running both the network and built DApps to the expected efficiency of crypto coins just like its counterpart.

One major difference between the Ethereum Classic & Ethereum projects is their long-term coin mining prospects. Ethereum plans to gradually stop the mining of its coin while the ETC project will retain the mining aspect of its digital assets. The most recent news about Ethereum Classic has been a mix of topics revolving around ASIC mining & security.

Expectations on the ETC project are yet to be met; the altcoin’s hash rate has been stagnating at a low of 16 TH/s. This is way more inefficient compared with its Ethereum counterpart that has a ten times faster hash rate. In addition, ASIC machines like the Ethash are yet to cause a significant impact on the Ethereum Classic price action.

The Ethereum Classic coin is yet to react positively from this news given its still at the lows of $10 having lost 7% in the past week.

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The Software Design and Development Market, across the globe, will increment at a phenomenal CAGR of +25% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. Software design and development are paramount for a successful business. Software developers develop a solution plan that includes components, algorithms, and architectural details.

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New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 09/17/2018 — The Software Design and Development Market, across the globe, will increment at a phenomenal CAGR of +25% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025.

Software design and development are paramount for a successful business. Software developers develop a solution plan that includes components, algorithms, and architectural details. Software development is often used to meet the needs of customers or businesses, potential users, or individuals. This process is called software engineering when you use engineering principles systematically. A recent study about “Global Software Design And Development Market” conducted by analysts at Research N Reports has thrown some light on the behavioral aspect of this industry and the kind of factors that are driving its demand and growth.

This Software Design And Development market research report provides an analysis of various companies in the market including Aconex, Procore, BuilderTREND, Viewpoint, Newforma, RIB MC2, e-Builder, ComputerEase, HCSS, Co-Construct, StratusVue,Explorer Software, PrioSoft, Projectmates, Jonas, BrickControl, Synchro, Dexter & Chaney

The geographical vertical has highlighted the current performance of regional segmentations. The key driving forces, restraining factors, limitations, prominent trends, opportunities, and future prospects of the worldwide market for Software Design And Development have also taken into consideration in this market study.

The global marketers are increasingly participating in strategic merger & acquisition activities so as to collaboratively bring down the overall research and product development costs. The participants are involving with stakeholders to massively invest into testing, human resources and talent acquisition campaigns, etc. in order to majorly cut down costs and manual work hours required.

According to the research report, the global market for Software Design And Development is witnessing a continual rise in its valuation with the advancement in technologies, which is impacting the consumer behavior and, accordingly, their purchasing patterns to a great extent. In addition to this, the rising penetration of internet and the surge in mobile surfing are anticipated to boost the demand for network management software across the world, states the research report.

The prime objective of this research report is to provide a deep insight into the global market for Software Design And Development to the key market participants and assist them in making rewarding strategies to gain an edge over competitors.

Major Points of Table and Content

1 Industry Overview of Software Design And Development
2 Global Software Design And Development Competition Analysis by Players
3 Company (Top Players) Profiles
4 Global Software Design And Development Market Size by Application (2013-2018)
5 United States Software Design And Development Development Status and Outlook
6 Europe Software Design And Development Development Status and Outlook
7 China Software Design And Development Development Status and Outlook
8 Japan Software Design And Development Development Status and Outlook
9 Southeast Asia Software Design And Development Development Status and Outlook
10 India Software Design And Development Development Status and Outlook
11 Market Forecast by Regions and Application (2018-2025)
12 Software Design And Development Market Dynamics
13 Market Effect Factors Analysis
14 Research Finding/Conclusion
15 Appendix

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Managing an in-house team for technical projects can be stressful, and this stress multiplies when projects are outsourced across different time zones. From getting accustomed to work-style, culture and time differences to maintaining budget and keeping teams on track, there are many concerns team leaders must face when working with offshore software development teams.

Though managing a globally distributed software development project is no easy feat, it’s not impossible. Here are some tips for finding success.

Building corporate culture

A company’s core values, behavior, relationship with employees and culture are considered its foundation. With the growing trend of outsourcing across different time zones, it’s vital to build an offshore corporate culture to make the outsourcing partner feel like part of the business.

A team of software developers in other regions should be treated and managed the same as in-house software development teams. This will make them feel more like part of the organization instead of just a hired vendor, which will drive them to work harder and be more committed.

Project heads should take time out for small talk with their team members, instead of just discussing a project’s requirements. Knowing remote employees on a personal level builds rapport with the team.

Employers should also show warmth towards their offshore software development partners by sending gifts like souvenirs, goodies or company merchandise. These will make them feel more connected to the organization. When workers step out of their comfort zone to fulfill requirements, they should be praised for their hard work and determination. An employer’s appreciation often directly impacts an employee’s performance.

Knowing overlap time and using shared calendars

The time difference is one of the biggest problems with IT outsourcing across different regions. Identify overlapping hours when both the offshore team and the main office will be available. There should be at least two overlapping hours for real-time exchange of information regarding project development, issues with the project, updates, demos and feedback.

Shared calendars like Google calendar can be utilized to keep track of upcoming local holidays or personal leaves of team members; this will aid in avoiding last-minute project interruptions.

Practicing agile management

An agile management model is widely used by software development companies dealing with globally distributed software development as this effectively addresses the time zone obstacles. Latest technologies offer a common workspace for team members where they connect, collaborate, share and find the information regarding the work to be done.

Making use of latest tools and technologies

Innumerable tools and technologies (Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime) have made communication much easier today. These not only enhance the interaction between the client and development team but also aid companies by explicitly conveying the expectations and goals to their offshore software development partners.

Maintaining constant communication

Effective and sensible communication with off-site project partners positively influences the productivity of the project. Goals, expectations and requirements of the project should be thoroughly described to the software development team members. The company vision needs to be explicitly explained and developers’ queries regarding the project should be properly answered to avoid confusion.

Take the language barrier into consideration; when dealing with a non-native speaker, don’t talk exceedingly fast in English. Kickstart the outsourced engagement with a pilot project to work out the communication kinks, and then proceed to the key project.

Employing source code repositories

When working with software development team members residing in different countries and continents, it’s essential to employ a common source code and version control system. This step is crucial to ensure that all team members are working on the latest source code to avoid any sort of conflict.

Scheduling daily/weekly meetings

Meetings with team members should be well planned and properly scheduled; look out for overlapping hours of team members and arrange meetings at a time when all members will be available. Online meetings via networks like Skype or Google Hangouts should be scheduled to discuss the progress of the project and analyze problems faced in the development process. Meetings can last from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the problems discussed.

Setting emergency numbers

There should be an emergency number for both the project manager and the offshore team, which should be available to all partners. That way, both ends can contact the other directly and makes sure that they’ll be available at short notice in case of an emergency.

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CloudBees’ tools for automating software delivery aim to build on DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) to make it easier for companies to manage their software development processes, with customers including Capital One, Bosch and Allianz. ZDNet talked to CloudBees co-founder and CEO, Sacha Labourey, to find out more.

Labourey: I co-founded CloudBees in 2010. We always wanted to help developers deliver software faster. And we kind of had two half-lives, the first from 2010 to 2014 when we were a platform distributor and vendor. And we had a complete offering to build, test and deploy code in the cloud. It was all integrated and it was really ahead of its time because products like that were only focused on deployment — you didn’t have the full life cycle. And the key part of this was an automation server called Jenkins.

What was interesting back then was the feedback from enterprises. They said they loved it, they loved the idea of going faster but they weren’t using it in the cloud to begin with. They loved it but it was never quite right for them.

So, in 2014 we decided to focus on CI/CD and DevOps and that’s what it’s been for the last three years: the hub of CI/CD, the hub of DevOps.

I am interested that you use Jenkins because that is not a platform you hear a lot about.

The size of Jenkins we have out there is pretty impressive. We have more than half a million nodes at any point in time computing jobs so it’s pretty massive.

The role that Jenkins fulfils comes from a piece of software called the Orchestrator. Now, in DevOps you have lots of different tools. You have some tools to do load testing, code repositories, binary repositories and so on. Jenkins is not competing with any of those. What it’s doing is it owns the workflow definition which we call a pipeline and the pipeline defines how software can be automated through all the steps — to go through all of those tools.

It has, actually 14,00 integrations with different tools. And it knows how to integrate all of those, which is important for enterprises because they tend to have one of each and it knows that it needs to call a specific tool. It’s really this big Orchestrator that owns the IP of the organisation — how they build software. That’s a pretty strategic tool.

That’s why we call it the hub of DevOps. It’s not just a build or a test or a staging or any specific tool. It’s just orchestrating all of those.

Jenkins is the only tool that will know exactly what the developer did as part of what team for what ticket, what testing it went through, whether it’s running in production right now and what performance it’s having in production and so. It has complete visibility over all the things that took place from its inception to production.

How does it work over the course of the lifecycle?

Specifically, when we talk to companies, they have been doing CI. We usually don’t talk to companies just doing CI, because CI tends to be the early steps in the lifecycle where you see developers doing build and test. And the reason for that is because it’s perceived as being a non-critical, non-strategic step.

And really, that is how Jenkins was released and adopted by so many companies — in a very ad-hoc fashion where developers would take a computer, install Jenkins on top, put it under the desk and here we go.

And then, as the DevOps movement started to heat up, companies and teams started to push this process further. Let’s automate some testing, let’s go and do more sophisticated testing and maybe go to staging and so on and so on.

You could see this moving further and further and, in doing so, it proceeded from Software Integration to Continuous Delivery. What seems to be just a simple change in a letter, from CI to CD, happens to be a much more impactful change. If what your company starts doing is truly continuous delivery, it means that the only way you’re going to be changing this running in production is by operating this pipeline and bringing this up to running in production.

And that means that Jenkins or your CI/CD environment and is not just a computer under a desk anymore. It becomes a strategic system that cannot go down because if it does you cannot push through any changes to production.

That radically changes the perception of Jenkins to be not just be a tool for developers but to become a business-critical system to IT.

It takes some time to move from an unstructured method of adoption to something that is really core to what IT is doing.

The next step in this evolution is to provide a centralised CI/CD environment for all teams. You really need to provide DevOps for everybody.

And so, what we see is the creation of a centralised DevOps team which is part of shared services.

When a new product needs to be developed, the business might say, “Well, we need a new, ecommerce, mobile application”, you can create a new team and that team already has access to the right tools. They are already trained on those tools and they can get going.

That’s really the next step: enterprise-wide enablement and making sure that the company has one way to train and on-board new engineers as well as create a new project.

And it’s not just tools, it’s actually a very sophisticated transition.

Of course, companies that make this transition, hope that things are better. They get a sense that things are better, but they don’t really know.

So, on top of this offering we have something called DevOptics where we have helped leverage the system of record that I was talking about. The object is to record all those signals that are going inside and outside your organisation and to record how your organisation is performing.

It’s a big transformation. But your organisation is a big cascade of information and this is a way to really understand it and from there how to make it better in delivering.

What about governance?

The last step is really around governance. Once you get to the right point — and every company will get there at their own pace — the next step, once you have all these streams of information, is to understand what is happening.

Once you understand that you are empowered by developers to be creative, to be efficient at a high velocity, you don’t want to break that but, at the same time, you have policy and regulations to follow. And that is what we are building now — a system to offer governance and be able to assure peace of mind. But, at the same time, offer the power and the features for them to be able to differentiate themselves in the market.

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Why adopting DevOps can increase profitability, productivity, and market share(TechRepublic)

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Zuul: Proven open-source continuous integration/continuous delivery

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A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

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The best of IFA 2018 (CNET)

Held each year in Berlin IFA is one of the biggest consumer electronic shows around. It’s also one of the oldest: it’s been around since the 1920s and the full name actually translates as the “Berlin Radio Show”, so that’s your next trivia night sorted.

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Programming languages are a fundamental pillar of programming, everybody talks about them, there are tutorials everywhere of different languages and people are often debating which language is the best for a certain application. To gain a better understanding of what languages you should learn first to start your journey in the software world, we first need to understand a few things about programming languages. What are the programming languages anyway?

Programming Languages:
If you remember the imitation game movie or know some information about the very earliest computers like the Colossus, you’d know that these computers were working without coding programs. Instead, the functionalities and tasks were wired up directly, which didn’t allow for much room for general tasks. The next game changer was machine language, which was a set of instructions written directly to the CPU to perform certain tasks.

However, writing complex programs with machine language is notoriously hard, and comes with many challenges as it’s a strictly numeric language. We still use machine language today, but without writing it. Rather, we write code in a simpler language, a programming language, and that code we write gets translated by special pieces of software – depending on the language- to machine language.

Programming languages also are composed of a set of keywords or instructions that need to be written in a certain way, a syntax specific to each language.
There are a few keywords that you’ll hear in conjunction with language definitions so let’s explain these.

A general purpose language is a programming language that is used for a variety of domains, C/C++, for example, can be used to create games or to create websites. A domain specific language is one that is made for strictly one domain and doesn’t go beyond that. If you are looking to find good online programming tutorials/courses then Hackr.io is a good place to find those including C++ or C tutorials.

A strongly typed language is one that requires you to define the types of data you’re using in your program. If a certain piece of software will receive data, it needs to know if it is a number or a text or a list of numbers, etc On the other hand, weakly typed languages do not care about the types, as they can infer the type from the data itself. This is also referred to as static languages for strongly typed and dynamic languages for weakly typed.

So let’s get into the different fields of software and explain more details about the languages they use.

Web Development:
First, we have web development, where the software is divided into front-end and back-end.

Frontend:
Front-end is what the user sees, what runs on your computer inside your browser.

The front-end requires a knowledge of three languages: HTML, CSS, and Javascript. HTML is not a general purpose language, it’s a domain specific language used for creating the elements of a web page. CSS is used as a set of rules to apply styling and formatting the HTML page so it’s not really a programming language. Javascript is what brings an HTML to life and makes it do all the cool features of the web today.

Javascript is currently the most dominant programming language and you’ll see that it’s being used in the other fields we’ll mention later on.

Backend:
The back-end is what runs on the web site’s server, which is the computer where the code for the website is located. The backend, for the most part, is responsible for supplying data to the frontend and dealing with the databases and different database systems. There are many languages used in the backend, the most common ones are Javascript, PHP, Ruby, and Python. The easiest, to begin with, is Ruby since it’s super developer friendly. Python is also a powerful language that’s used in many different fields and it’s pretty much easy to pick up as well. Keep in mind that all these languages are general purpose languages, and whichever website you’d love to build can be built with these technologies.

Mobile Development:
Next, there’s mobile development, which is mainly split between the realms of Android and IOS. If you want to create mobile apps you’d need to know Java or Kotlin. Java has been the dominant language for quite some time in different fields, Kotlin is known to be easier, but if you’re a Java fan or ever wished to learn then don’t hesitate to. To build IOS applications, you need to learn a programming language like Objective-c which is a part of the C languages family or use the younger and easier alternative, Swift.

Recently, you can actually make an Android and an IOS application off the same code without having to know these languages by using what’s known as hybrid frameworks that utilize Javascript.

Game Development:
Game development is an interesting field and includes making games for the mobile, the pc, PlayStation, etc. There are many languages used in making games, but the most dominant ones are C++, C#, and Lua. Game development requires fast execution of code to produce high performance in games and create the best in-game experiences, which is why C++ and C# are so good at it since they are among the fastest programming languages out there.

Machine Learning:
Machine learning is one of the hottest fields right now, it’s the field involved in creating artificial intelligence applications and leverage that power in various business fields. Machine learning is the branch of artificial intelligence that attempts to make the computer able to learn and make decisions on its own rather than being hardcoded like in the fields mentioned before.

The most dominant language in the machine learning field is Python since it’s really easy to pick and learn and the syntax is fairly easy which allows it to be adopted easily by researchers and scientists who are not involved in programming.

However, there are many other languages that you can use if you learned Javascript for web development you can still use it in machine learning, C++, C#, Java, R can all be used to create machine learning applications.

Ethical Hacking:
If you want to get into ethical hacking and security in general, then things might be a little tricky You’ll need to know and understand a few languages and not only that but also understand how the systems work, how communication is made between software pieces and where vulnerabilities might be. Java, Python, Ruby, C++, and Javascript are among the languages that you could learn to start a journey in this field.

Data Science:
Data Science is a pretty famous field and it’s closely related to machine learning. Python is one of the most popular languages used in data science as well, but R is also a popular language. You’d also need to be at familiar with the concepts of SQL. SQL is a domain specific language that deals with data.

However, writing complex programs with machine language is notoriously hard, and comes with many challenges as it’s a strictly numeric language. We still use machine language today, but without writing it. Rather, we write code in a simpler language, a programming language, and that code we write gets translated by special pieces of software – depending on the language- to machine language.

Programming languages also are composed of a set of keywords or instructions that need to be written in a certain way, a syntax specific to each language.
There are a few keywords that you’ll hear in conjunction with language definitions so let’s explain these.

A general purpose language is a programming language that is used for a variety of domains, C/C++, for example, can be used to create games or to create websites. A domain specific language is one that is made for strictly one domain and doesn’t go beyond that. If you are looking to find good online programming tutorials/courses then Hackr.io is a good place to find those including C++ or C tutorials.

A strongly typed language is one that requires you to define the types of data you’re using in your program. If a certain piece of software will receive data, it needs to know if it is a number or a text or a list of numbers, etc On the other hand, weakly typed languages do not care about the types, as they can infer the type from the data itself. This is also referred to as static languages for strongly typed and dynamic languages for weakly typed.

So let’s get into the different fields of software and explain more details about the languages they use.

Web Development:
First, we have web development, where the software is divided into front-end and back-end.

Frontend:
Front-end is what the user sees, what runs on your computer inside your browser.

The front-end requires a knowledge of three languages: HTML, CSS, and Javascript. HTML is not a general purpose language, it’s a domain specific language used for creating the elements of a web page. CSS is used as a set of rules to apply styling and formatting the HTML page so it’s not really a programming language. Javascript is what brings an HTML to life and makes it do all the cool features of the web today.

Javascript is currently the most dominant programming language and you’ll see that it’s being used in the other fields we’ll mention later on.

Backend:
The back-end is what runs on the web site’s server, which is the computer where the code for the website is located. The backend, for the most part, is responsible for supplying data to the frontend and dealing with the databases and different database systems. There are many languages used in the backend, the most common ones are Javascript, PHP, Ruby, and Python. The easiest, to begin with, is Ruby since it’s super developer friendly. Python is also a powerful language that’s used in many different fields and it’s pretty much easy to pick up as well. Keep in mind that all these languages are general purpose languages, and whichever website you’d love to build can be built with these technologies.

Mobile Development:
Next, there’s mobile development, which is mainly split between the realms of Android and IOS. If you want to create mobile apps you’d need to know Java or Kotlin. Java has been the dominant language for quite some time in different fields, Kotlin is known to be easier, but if you’re a Java fan or ever wished to learn then don’t hesitate to. To build IOS applications, you need to learn a programming language like Objective-c which is a part of the C languages family or use the younger and easier alternative, Swift.

Recently, you can actually make an Android and an IOS application off the same code without having to know these languages by using what’s known as hybrid frameworks that utilize Javascript.

Game Development:
Game development is an interesting field and includes making games for the mobile, the pc, PlayStation, etc. There are many languages used in making games, but the most dominant ones are C++, C#, and Lua. Game development requires fast execution of code to produce high performance in games and create the best in-game experiences, which is why C++ and C# are so good at it since they are among the fastest programming languages out there.

Machine Learning:
Machine learning is one of the hottest fields right now, it’s the field involved in creating artificial intelligence applications and leverage that power in various business fields. Machine learning is the branch of artificial intelligence that attempts to make the computer able to learn and make decisions on its own rather than being hardcoded like in the fields mentioned before.

The most dominant language in the machine learning field is Python since it’s really easy to pick and learn and the syntax is fairly easy which allows it to be adopted easily by researchers and scientists who are not involved in programming.

However, there are many other languages that you can use if you learned Javascript for web development you can still use it in machine learning, C++, C#, Java, R can all be used to create machine learning applications.

Ethical Hacking:
If you want to get into ethical hacking and security in general, then things might be a little tricky You’ll need to know and understand a few languages and not only that but also understand how the systems work, how communication is made between software pieces and where vulnerabilities might be. Java, Python, Ruby, C++, and Javascript are among the languages that you could learn to start a journey in this field.

Data Science:
Data Science is a pretty famous field and it’s closely related to machine learning. Python is one of the most popular languages used in data science as well, but R is also a popular language. You’d also need to be at familiar with the concepts of SQL. SQL is a domain specific language that deals with data.

 

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Choosing the right e-commerce platform is essential for your business. In order to thrive online, your business will need an exceptional website, one that seamlessly melds the digital and physical shopping experiences.

Magento and Shopify are two of the most popular e-commerce platforms. Both are great choices for businesses of all sizes. However, it’s good to take an in-depth look at both to see which platform is the best fit for you.

Magento: an in-depth look

Magento is a popular open-source e-commerce platform. It’s used by small business and large brands alike as it’s easy to customize and scale for both B2B and B2C businesses.

Some key features of Magento:

  • Ability to create and deploy custom e-shops
  • Massive marketplace stocked with website themes and useful applications
  • Search engine optimization
  • An easy-to-integrate shopping cart system
  • Intuitive inventory system
  • Multi-store support
  • Integration of software tools such as a CRM, an ERP, etc

Magento is one of the fastest growing cloud-based e-commerce platforms as well, in part because of its customer support, user-friendliness, and flexible shopping cart system. Magento comes with some essential digital marketing features including search engine optimization and customizable user interface design.

The enterprise e-shopping platform is used by over 200,000 online stores. Magento continues to garner more stores as its services and marketing campaigns expand. Its massive community, replete with application designers, theme makers, and Magento experts, attract e-commerce newcomers.

Magento was recently acquired by Adobe, the American software giant, for $1.68 billion. Adobe has a rather large developer base, active creative community, and a strong cloud infrastructure. Adobe’s resources will undoubtedly shape Magento. At present, it’s unclear how the partnership between the two companies will change e-commerce as a whole. All we know now is that Magento is bound to benefit.

As attractive as Magento sounds, it’s important to note an important technical detail. Magento is self-hosted so you’ll need to have a bit of web development skill in order to get your e-shop up and running. In fact, you may even need the assistance of a Magento developer.

It’s also important to note, however, that Magento is open-source (and therefore free to use). You’ll have to pay for hosting, apps, and premium themes, but the use of the platform itself is completely free.

Shopify: an in-depth look

Shopify is a Canadian e-shopping platform that allows for multiple sales channels, unlimited inventory, and single-step order fulfillment.

Shopify is an increasingly popular e-commerce platform and a major contender to Magento. According to Shopify, over 500,000 merchants are using Shopify in some way, shape, or form and over $65 billion worth of goods have been sold through the platform.

Shopify allows shop owners to:

 

  • Set up an online store with a custom domain
  • Customize your online storefront with pre-made, tweakable themes
  • Accept credit card transactions
  • Add social media sales channels (like Pinterest)
  • Track orders
  • Respond to orders
  • In contrast to Magento, Shopify is hosted. This means they take care of hosting for you. For small business owners without any real web development experience, Shopify could be the best option. This means you’ll have to pay to use the Shopify platform itself, but that most of the technical details are taken care of for you.

    Like Magento, Shopify allows users to customize their e-shops with over 100 ready-made themes. Shopify setup is extremely clean and simple to get the hang of for beginners. The e-commerce platform comes with a 14-day free trial so you’ll be able to test out the e-shop solution before committing.

    Customer support is provided 24/7 for e-shop owners. So, if you do encounter any problems with the platform, from dysfunctional themes to errors processing payments through the Shopify credit card processing system, you’ll be able to receive help from experts.

    Shopify, like Magento, has a dedicated community. So, if you’re looking for tips, tricks, or some help with initial setup, the Shopify community will be able to assist you.

    Conclusion

    Making an eye-catching website with superb ease-of-use, beautiful digital design, and optimized content is no easy feat.

    Building your own e-shop, complete with a dazzling frontend and a dependable backend that takes care of orders and shipments, is nearly impossible on your own. Instead of building from scratch, you can leverage enterprise-grade e-commerce platforms.

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Developers remain among the most in-demand roles in the tech community, and those skilled in the right programming languages can command salaries of over $100,000. But as the popularity of many coding languages rise and fall over time, it’s important to know where to target your learning to gain the best job prospects, according to a Friday report from job search site Indeed.

Indeed analyzed US job postings in the tech software category, and determined which programming languages were most in-demand by employers between May and August 2018. The coding languages were ranked based on the percentage of job postings within the tech software category on Indeed that contained their name.

Here are the 10 most in-demand programming languages in that timeframe, and the percentage of Indeed job postings that mention them:

1. Java

30% of job postings

At the top of the list, Java is used by millions of developers and billions of devices worldwide. Java is the official language of Android development, and 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Java as a server-side language for back-end development, according to an analysis from Coding Dojo. Developers who know Java are often employed as software engineers, software architects, and DevOps engineers, according to TechRepublic’s Nick Heath.

2. Javascript

26% of job postings

JavaScript is used by more than 80% of developers and by 95% of all websites for any dynamic logic on their pages, according to Coding Dojo. Several front-end frameworks for JavaScript—like React and AngularJS—will be increasingly used to power Internet of Things (IoT) devices, so it’s unlikely that the language will drop in popularity any time soon. Popular jobs for Java developers include web developer, full-stack developer, and front-end developer.

3. HTML

18% of job postings

HTML is a foundational language that was ranked as the easiest programming language to learn by WP Engine. Created in 1990, this markup language is one of the primary tools for creating standard web pages and applications across any browser.

4. Python

17% of job postings

Python is commonly used in scientific computing, data mining, and machine learning. It’s the fastest-growing programming language, and Stack Overflow predicts that by 2019, Python will significantly outstrip other languages in terms of active developers. The language is also one of the easiest to learn, thanks to its high readability and simple syntax, according to WP Engine. Common job roles for Python developers are data engineer, full-stack developer, and software engineer.

5. C#

15% of job postings

C# is an object-oriented language from Microsoft, designed to run on the .NET platform, that is also used in video game development and building Windows desktop applications. It is well-documented, relatively easy to learn, and features many useful software libraries for developers to access, Heath noted. Typical jobs for C# developers include full-stack developer, .NET developer, and web developer.

6. C++

12% of job postings

C++ is typically used for system/application software, game development, drivers, client-server applications and embedded firmware. Though many programmers find C++ to be complex, and might prefer Python or JavaScript, it remains in use in many legacy systems at large enterprises, according to Coding Dojo. C++ developers commonly work as embedded engineers, games engine software engineers, and system software developers.

7. XML

9% of job postings

XML stands for “eXtensible Markup Language,” and is similar to HTML in many ways. It was designed to store and transport data, and to be self-descriptive.

8. Ruby

6% of job postings

Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity. The web application framework Ruby on Rails surged in popularity in the early 2000s, as it allowed developers to build and launch applications quickly. However, it has since plummeted in popularity among job postings, leading some coding schools to remove it from their courses. However, it did rise from no. 9 on Indeed’s list of in-demand programming languages last year to no. 8 this year.

9. PHP

5% of job postings

PHP is an old and often-criticized language, Heath noted, that is widely used across the web for web pages and apps. Developers often use this scripting language to add functions that HTML can’t handle, or to interact with MySQL databases. PHP still underpins many popular CMS systems like WordPress, and is used by Google and Facebook, Heath said. Typical jobs for those who know PHP are web developer and WordPress PHP developer.

10. Perl

4% of job postings

Though it ranked at the bottom of the list, Perl remains popular for system and network administrators, and as a glue language, according to Coding Dojo. Perl began dropping in demand in terms of jobs in 2008, but it still has a number of loyal users, Stack Overflow noted.

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