Now it’s time to describe what was done and what wasn’t throughout the past year. Moreover, to forecast for the coming year it is the right time. This post is for Ideal Java Developer in 2016 as you have already imagined.
Yet, this time, I changed the format of the forecast to surprise you. I have invited number of authoritative developers to make a prediction more impersonal. You will be getting more comprehensive opinions, as a result, to conclude what Java skills would be in demand.
Mainly, let us conclude what became true from the previous post on an ideal Java developer in 2015. I created the table containing 3 columns.
- The ‘Prediction’ consists of column ” my forecasts (2014) “
- The ‘Comments’ consists of column ” my remarks (2015) “
- The ‘Result’ consists of column ” overall impressions (2015) “
|Up-to-date knowledge||It’s almost obvious, you need to keep your knowledge always in a ‘fresh’ state||TRUE|
|Not only Java||I suggested that Java developers should learn functional programming languages. I think I was wrong because in 2015 ‘Not only Java’ is rather meant – different architecture approaches, DevOps, etc.||FALSE|
|Community life||It’s always useful to communicate with professionals who work in the same area with you. This is one of the most efficient ways to exchange experience.||TRUE|
|Trends, science and education||Big Data wasn’t the single leader. I think that it shares a throne with microservices. But for sure developers need to keep a finger on the pulse of trends.||TRUE|
|Pet projects||A role of pet project can play not only an application but also a book or e-learning course. Everything you create out of work is a pet project in some sense. And yes, it’s useful to work on such stuff.||TRUE|
As you have seen 4 predictions more or less from overall 5 predictions have become true. Horribly, my prediction of 2015 was very long from the portrait of an outstanding Java developer, on concord, I tried my best. Coming to you ! Do your skills and abilities match with a ortrait?
What skills are in demand and what is waiting for Java developers in 2016? We can make some predictions depending upon information and facts that we have already. The infographics demonstrates below on which Java web developer skills are needed in 2016.
I need to explain each topic in detailed. On concord if you completely agree with the infographics shown above, you don’t need to read the whole article just share it to your friends.
Regarding infrastructure, web-frameworks and tools:
A back end architecture has a significance at an infrastructure design where it should perform a task. A complete movement from a monolithic architecture to microservices brought interesting news. we must know how to work with containerisation, clustering and latest method of deployments. As it is a trend It becomes smaller and well grained when everything moves into the cloud.
These all circumstances dictate new requirements to web tools, frameworks and deployment process. This is totally valuable to learn AWS, Docker, Mesos, Play, Spring Boot and AKKA in 2016.
Business Intelligence, Internet of Things:
Did you here these words earlier? This is a good direction for developing technology. Both in parallel need big data usage. Thus 2016 is the best time for moving into the “Big Data Train”, as it begins a trip to high demand exactly one second ago. Move on, hurry up! Flink, Spark and Storm are waiting for you.
There are several not so optimistic thoughts:
Disregarding of technical pressure and progress of new trends, a developer should do his job perfectly. These all are routine i.e. code development, refactoring and a review. To stay in best form as well as to be productive, you should use a convenient IDE, skilled engineering practices and improve programming skills and is considered as a routine.
I hope you’ll become a socially active developer in 2016. As it is a best way to learn something new and to share experience with of yours to others. StackOverflow , Quora and GitHub helps you with these.
No on will know what is going to happen in 2017 on concord it’s a good idea to schedule a personal activity depending on observations and facts. So let us start the new and by the end of 2017 we can make a conclusion on what’s true and false.