JavaScript ranked best programming language for job seekers

Skilled JavaScript developers are the most likely to land a job, it’s by far the preferred programming language recruiting agencies look for in candidates. It’s also a great language for beginner programmers who plan to extend their skills to other languages.

Nick Durrant, CEO of Bluegrass Digital

JavaScript is one of the most powerful and flexible programming languages ​​on the web alongside HTML and CSS, it can be used in both front-end and back-end to add dynamic functionality to websites .

According to a Stack Overflow Developer SurveyJavaScript retains its top spot as the most popular programming language: nearly 70% of respondents say they use it extensively for development.

Its growing adoption can be attributed to the fact that it is easy to learn, easy to implement, and has huge support from its developer community. Not only is it a standard programming language with highly transferable skills, but it powers the dynamic behavior of most websites and supports object-oriented, functional, and imperative programming styles.

Along with HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the core technologies used on the web. It is also used in other development environments like Node.js for back-end development, Adobe Acrobat, and Apache CouchDB. It is also widely used for mobile, game and desktop development.

The overwhelming majority of websites use JavaScript for client-side webpage behavior, often incorporating third-party libraries. This language is increasingly responsible for a growing percentage of web and mobile experiences. It is also the key entry point to access the advantages of the distributed CMS.

JavaScript is found everywhere, from static sites and applications to compiled-to-native frameworks now popular in enterprises far beyond their original creators.

According HackerRank 2020 Developer Skills Report, developer hiring trends are changing. The study shows that small companies are hiring developers without a degree while tech giants like Apple, IBM and Google have relaxed their requirement that developers need a college degree.

According to the report, one-third of small business developers don’t have a degree, while about 90% of large business developers have a bachelor’s degree or higher. This is a win for small businesses and should be viewed as an opportunity for larger companies to tap into a wider talent pool.

JavaScript revolutionizes CMS

In recent years, innovation in JavaScript and general front-end development practices has been phenomenal. Developers can now write logic once that can run on the server or in the browser. This advancement has led to many new trends in web development, including the third wave of agile CMS – headless and decoupled CMS.

Universal JavaScript makes it possible to share the same JavaScript code and framework between the client and the server. This is now possible thanks to server-side JavaScript in the form of Node.js, a JavaScript runtime that has elevated JavaScript to the number one programming language.

Agile CMS embraces content reuse by building on the strengths of a headless CMS. It serves as a central content hub, which everyone can access, including developers, creatives, and general business users. It becomes the single source of truth comprising a set of enterprise resources including text, data, and rich media.

Content can then be reused across various platforms, ensuring content integrity and consistency, even in real-time personalized customer experiences.

JavaScript has grown beyond the web application and is now surfacing in many unexpected new environments. It has become the de facto programming language and will drive the digital experiences of the future.

Marilyn J. Hernandez