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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

Hidden behind the OpenStack cloud was its outstanding CI/CD system. Now, with the release of Zuul 3.0, Zuul is coming into its own.

A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

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AI-powered DevOps is how CA wants to reinvent software development and itself

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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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For coders, pure programmatic skills are important, but not the only things looked for when being hired.

LinkedIn has released the top eight most sought after skills in the software sector, as it reports that wages rose in the sector by 11.4% since Q4 2011.

Top of the list is Git, the ubiquitous version control system for source code management, followed by skills in the cross-platform JavaScript library designed for simplifying client-side scripting of HTML, JQuery, and also Eclipse, the integrated development environment.

The rest of the list skills goes web services, web apps, Python, data engineering and warehousing, and finally HTML5.

“Professionals with specialist software skills,” said Sharon McCooey, head of LinkedIn Ireland, “are highly sought after at the moment and are likely to see significant interest from potential employers for the foreseeable future. The scale and breadth of the Irish tech industry is driving the demand for skilled professionals”.

“Professionals open to retraining should also look at these in-demand skills as they give a good sense of what employers are searching for. There are a variety of routes into the sector ranging from apprenticeships to third level courses. We also offer online training on LinkedIn Learning for people looking to re-skill in their own time, while balancing their current career or family life,” said McCooey.

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Recently I was asked to build a demo site that runs on the WildFly application platform and connects to a MySQL database in the cloud, on Microsoft Azure.  The premise seems simple, but the implementation can be tricky, and there is limited documentation on how to set something like this up.  I spent a lot of time working out what needs to be done to make this happen, and I’m sharing the steps here.

Note that I use Nginx as a reverse proxy server, as it was far easier than converting binaries in the WildFly distribution to use the VM IP address.  Using Nginx, I was able to leave the WildFly distribution binaries as-is using http://127.0.0.1 internally.  This also allows for easier clustering and scaling of WildFly in a cloud environment.

Prerequisites:

  • An Azure account (Free Trial here)
  • A Git Client
  • The Azure CLI 2.0
  • Java 7 JDK or above

Clone the GitHub sample

From the command prompt, navigate to a working directory and clone the sample repository.

git clone https://github.com/bbenz/spring-boot-todo

Configure the app to use the MySQL database

Verify your Azure account credentials via the command line

For these steps you’ll need an Azure account.  You can get a Free Trial here. To make sure you’re logged in to your azure account, type az account list.  If you’re not logged in, type az login and follow the prompts.

Create an Azure MySQL database with the Azure CLI

Next up, let’s create an Azure Database for MySQL instance using the Azure CLI.  We will Use the Azure CLI 2.0 in a terminal window to create the resource group and a MySQL instance.

The Azure Command line interface (CLI) is a great way to leverage the power of Azure from the command line, on Mac, Linux and Windows. It’s POSIX-compatible, written in Python and the open source is available on GitHub.  The CLI runs inside of the terminal windows on Mac and Linux, and on Windows, you can access the CLI vias a command prompt, or via Windows Subsystem for Linux , AKA Bash on Windows.   There’s even an app with CLI capabilities for IOS and Android.

You can also access the Azure CLI as well as many other CLIs with just a browser, from the azure portal or shell.azure.com.  You can find more info on our shell, and updated information on supported partner CLIs here.  Note that all options require a Microsoft Azure account (free trial here).

Log in and create a resource group

Log in to your Azure subscription with the az login command, then follow the on-screen directions.

Create an Azure resource group.

Azure resource groups manage Azure services together as a unit. Each resource group must have a location.  To see all possible values you can use for  `--location`, use the az appservice list-locations command.

The following example creates an Azure resource group in the North Europe region.

az group create --name myResourceGroup --location "North Europe"

Create a MySQL server

Create a server in Azure Database for MySQL.  Substitute your own unique MySQL server name where you see the `<mysql_server_name>` placeholder. This name is part of your MySQL server’s hostname, `<mysql_server_name>.mysql.database.azure.com`, so it needs to be globally unique. Also substitute `<admin_user>` and `<admin_password>` with your own values:

az mysql server create --name <mysql_server_name> --resource-group myResourceGroup --location "North Europe" --admin-user <admin_user> --admin-password <admin_password>

Configure a MySQL firewall

Create a firewall rule for your MySQL server to allow client connections by using the az mysql server firewall-rule create command.  Here’s an example that creates a firewall rule for a broad range of IP addresses (You will likely want to narrow your actual firewall IP address range):

az mysql server firewall-rule create --name allIPs --server <mysql_server_name> --resource-group myResourceGroup --start-ip-address 0.0.0.0 --end-ip-address 255.255.255.255

Configure the Azure MySQL database

Connect to the MySQL server using the values you specified previously for `<admin_user>` and `<mysql_server_name>`.

mysql -u <admin_user>@<mysql_server_name> -h <mysql_server_name>.mysql.database.azure.com -P 3306 -p

In the `mysql` prompt, create a database and a table for the to-do items.

CREATE DATABASE tododb;

Create a database user and give it all privileges in the `tododb` database. Replace the placeholders `<Javaapp_user>` and `<Javaapp_password>` with your own unique app name:

CREATE USER '<Javaapp_user>' IDENTIFIED BY '<Javaapp_password>'; 

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON tododb.* TO '<Javaapp_user>';

Exit your server connection by typing `quit`.

Update the values in the application.properties file

Update the following values in src/main/resources/application.properties:

spring.datasource.url=jdbc:mysql:// >@<mysql_server_name>.mysql.database.azure.com:3306/tododb

spring.datasource.username=adminname@<mysql_server_name>

spring.datasource.password=password

spring.datasource.driver-class-name=com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

spring.jpa.hibernate.ddl-auto=update

Build and run the sample

Build and run the sample locally using the Maven wrapper included in the repo:

mvn package spring-boot:run

In a browser, open http://localhost:8080 to make sure the app is functional before we send the package to a VM on Azure.

Configure Maven to generate a .WAR file

To deploy the application to a vm, we need to deploy a .war file using the mvn package command.   Right now maven produces a .jar file, and we need to deploy a .WAR file to Firefly.  It; an easy change – just add this line to your pom.xml:

<packaging>war</packaging>

Now, run mvn clean package from the same location as the pom.xml to  generate a .WAR file in the target directory called todo-app-java-on-azure-1.0-SNAPSHOT.war

Create a Linux VM on Azure

There are several ways to create a new Linux VM on Azure, for this article, we’re going to go with the command line, using the az vm create command.

This command creates a Linux VM with the latest Ubuntu image available on azure:

az vm create -n <vm name> -g <resource group> -l eastus2 --generate-ssh-key --image ubuntults

Open ports 8080 and 9990

Next, open port 8080 and 9990 on the target VM.  Spring Boot uses port 8080 for applications and wildfly uses port 9990 for admin access.  You have to set  priority when you open more than one port on the VM, so set wildfly lower (I used 800) than Spring (which remains at the default 100).  Priority can range from 100 to 4096.

az vm open-port -n <vm name> -g <resource group>  --port 8080

az vm open-port -n <vm name> -g <resource group>  --port 9990 –priority 800

SSH into the VM

Get into the VM with the SSH key you generated as part of the az vm create command. Use the <username> from your VM – your account email to the left of the @ is usually the default.

ssh <username>@< PublicIpAddress>

You should get this response the first time.  Say yes.

The authenticity of host '< PublicIpAddress> (< PublicIpAddress>)' can't be established.

ECDSA key fingerprint is …………

Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

Warning: Permanently added < PublicIpAddress> (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.

Prep the VM

Update and Install OpenJDK and nginx

Now that we’re in the VM, let’s make sure that we have the latest Linux available, then install software we’re going to need.  For this demo we’re installing nginx as a reverse proxy and configuring wildfly to run as a service.  We also need Java so we’re installing OpenJDK 8.

Using nginx means that the wildfly server can use it’s configured defaults (127.0.0.1) to run on any VM.  Otherwise we have to configure wildfly with your VM’s public Ip address.   In a clustered or containerized environment, this makes wildfly inflexible without nginx.  For a demo environment, it means we can skip a few configuration steps (there are enough already ).

apt-get update

apt-get install -y openjdk-8*

apt-get install nginx

Install and set up wildfly as a Service

Next up, let’s install and configure wildfly.  There’s no apt-get for wildfly so we need to use wget to retrieve it from the server

wget http://download.jboss.org/wildfly/12.0.0.Final/wildfly-12.0.0.Final.tar.gz

mv wildfly-12.0.0.Final.tar.gz /opt/

cd /opt/ 

 tar -zvxf wildfly-12.0.0.Final.tar.gz

 mv wildfly-12.0.0.Final wildfly

Now that we have wildfly in a location we want it, we need to add a Management user to work with admin tasks:

cd wildfly/bin

./add-user.sh

Here are the prompts you will see and the answers I provided:

What type of user do you wish to add?

 a) Management User (mgmt-users.properties)

 b) Application User (application-users.properties)

(a): a

Enter the details of the new user to add.

Using realm 'ManagementRealm' as discovered from the existing property files.

Username : 

Password : !

What groups do you want this user to belong to? (Please enter a comma separated list, or leave blank for none)[  ]:

About to add user 'rhsotdemo1' for realm 'ManagementRealm'

Is this correct yes/no? yes

Is this new user going to be used for one AS process to connect to another AS process?

e.g. for a slave host controller connecting to the master or for a Remoting connection for server to server EJB calls.

yes/no? no

Next up, we will configure a few things in Widfly with information about the VM it is running on:

cd /opt/wildfly/bin/

 vi standalone.conf

Add or edit the following:

JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64"

JBOSS_HOME="/opt/wildfly"

Configure wildfly Autostart

Configure wildfly to start automatically when the VM starts (or restarts) by adding these files:

 vi /etc/default/wildfly

Add this to the new file:

WILDFLY_USER="wildfly"

STARTUP_WAIT=180

SHUTDOWN_WAIT=30

WILDFLY_CONFIG=standalone.xml

WILDFLY_MODE=standalone

WILDFLY_BIND=0.0.0.0

Save that file, then create this file:

vi /opt/wildfly/bin/launch.sh

Add this to the new file:

#!/bin/sh

if [ "x$WILDFLY_HOME" = "x" ]; then

    WILDFLY_HOME=/opt/wildfly

fi

if [ "x$1" = "xdomain" ]; then

    echo 'Starting wildfly in domain mode.'

    $WILDFLY_HOME/bin/domain.sh -c $2 -b $3

else

    echo 'Starting wildfly in standalone mode.'

    $WILDFLY_HOME/bin/standalone.sh -c $2 -b $3

fi

Save that file:

Make the startup script executable:

 chmod 755 /opt/wildfly/bin/launch.sh

Next, create a systemd init file:

 vi /etc/systemd/system/wildfly.service

Add this to the new file:

[Unit]

Description=The wildfly Application Server

After=syslog.target network.target

Before=nginx.service

[Service]

Environment=LAUNCH_JBOSS_IN_BACKGROUND=1

EnvironmentFile=/etc/default/wildfly

User=wildfly

LimitNOFILE=102642

PIDFile=/var/run/wildfly/wildfly.pid

ExecStart=/opt/wildfly/bin/launch.sh $WILDFLY_MODE $WILDFLY_CONFIG $WILDFLY_BIND

StandardOutput=null

[Install]

WantedBy=multi-user.target

Save that file

and set the ownership of files and directories:

chown wildfly:wildfly -R /opt/wildfly/

systemctl enable wildfly

We also need to disable nginx listening for port 80 (wildfly will take care of this):

vi /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

Comment out:

#listen [::]:80 default_server;

Next up, we need to create a new nginx server block for accessing wildfly using nginx as a reverse proxy:

vi /etc/nginx/sites-available/wildfly

Add this to the new File:

upstream wildfly {

    server 127.0.0.1:8080;

}

server {

    listen      80;

    server_name your-domain.com;

    access_log  /var/log/nginx/wildfly.access.log;

    error_log   /var/log/nginx/wildfly.error.log;

    proxy_buffers 16 64k;

    proxy_buffer_size 128k;

location / {

        proxy_pass  http://wildfly;

        proxy_next_upstream error timeout invalid_header http_500 http_502 http_503 http_504;

        proxy_redirect off;

        proxy_set_header    Host            $host;

        proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP       $remote_addr;

        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-Proto https;

    }

}

From the command line, create a symbolic link between nginx and wildfly, then start the wildfly service and enable wildfly to start on boot with nginx:

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/wildfly /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

systemctl enable nginx

systemctl start nginx.service

groupadd -r wildfly

useradd -r -g wildfly -d /opt/wildfly -s /sbin/nologin wildfly

systemctl daemon-reload

systemctl start wildfly

Pro Tip – if you need to change any of the above, restart nginx and wildfly with this command:

systemctl restart nginx.service

Deploy the .WAR file to the wildfly server

You’re now ready to transfer the .WAR file to the VM.  The easiest way is scp (secure copy).

scp /mnt/c/GitHub/todo-app-java-on-azure/target/todo-app-java-on-azure-1.0-SNAPSHOT.war <username>@< PublicIpAddress>:~/

Use the mv command to relocate the file to the /opt/wildfly/standalone/deployments/ folder, where wildfly will start it automatically for you.  Then access the app via the following URL:

http://<VMPublicIpAddress>

If you made it this far, thanks and congratulations for making it all the way though!  You know have a Java application running on a wildfly server on a Linux VM in the cloud and accessing a MySQL database on Azure.  There have been a lot of configuration steps, but once the initial environment has been established, it’s quite easy to set up a deployment pipeline to get new versions of the code and DB pushed to the Azure environment

As always, we value your feedback so please let us know what you think!

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Chances are, your network applications depend upon databases. In fact, much of what you work with probably depends upon a database or two. Because of this, it’s important to not only have backups of those databases, but to also be able to export and import them from either machine-to-machine or database-server-to-database- server. Say, for instance, you migrate from MySQL to MariaDB. How do you move those databases from one server to the next?

I’m going to show you.

I will be presenting this in the shape of exporting a database from one MySQL server, copying it to another server, and importing it into the new MySQL server. I’ll demonstrate this on identical Ubuntu 18.04 Server installs, but the process should be the same, regardless of your Linux distribution. I will also employ the scp command to move the database from one server to the other. You will need to have access to a user with sudo privileges on the initial server and MySQL admin user credentials on both.

With all of that laid out, let’s get that database exported, moved, and imported.

Exporting the database

Instead of testing this on a production database, we’re going to create a test database to use for practice. Once you know how it works, you can then run the process on your production databases.

To create the test database, log into the MySQL prompt (of the initial server) with the command:

mysql -u root -p

Create the test database with the command:

CREATE DATABASE test;

Now that we have our test database, let’s export it with the command:

sudo mysqldump --add-drop-table -u root -p test > test.sql

You should now see the dump file test.sql in the current working folder.

Moving the test file

Now we have to move the file from one server to another. For that, we employ the secure copy command. Let’s say our new server is at IP address 192.168.1.100. To successfully move the file, we’ll issue the command:

scp test.sql USER@192.168.1.100:~/test.sql

Where USER is a valid user on the remote server.

You will be prompted for the USER password on the remote machine. Once authenticated, the test.sql file will be copied.

Importing the test file

Next we import the database into the new server’s MySQL database. It will be necessary to know the MySQL root user credentials for this task. Log into the remote server, and import the test database with the command:

mysql -u root -p test < test.sql

Note: Exchange root with your MySQL admin username in the above command.

You will be prompted for the admin user’s password. Once you successfully authenticate, the database will be imported. You can double check by logging into the MySQL prompt (using the command mysql -u root -p) and then issuing the command:

SHOW DATABASES;

You should see the imported database listed (Figure A).

Figure A

Figure A

Our newly imported database, ready to use.

Simple database migration

And that, my friends, is all there is to migrating a database from one MySQL server to another. This process also works if you’re migrating from a MySQL database to a MariaDB database. The only caveat could be if you’re working with a much older MySQL database, and there are inconsistencies between how that older database handled tables and/or data, versus how the newer MariaDB server works with tables and/or data. Chances are, however, you aren’t using a database that old, so everything should work just fine. Happy migration.

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