Periodically, as you’re reading this article, look up, especially if you’re in a public place, and scream, “Nerds!” That out of the way, and in all seriousness, computer languages are a competitive field. Finding which to employ for a project could make all the difference in the world, and doubly so when savvy investors kick the tires on a startup.
“Programming is like art—both the process of writing code and the code in itself,” Vivek Ravisankar, Co-founder & CEO of HackerRank explained. “Converting an idea that only existed in your head into reality is an unparalleled feeling. It’s a kind of mindfulness that keeps you in a state of flow when you love the work you do. And, when your product impacts millions of developers and helps them find the right place to work—it’s both exciting and scary!”
And HackerRank should now. Their product is used by millions of developers. Putting an even finer point on the subject, “Candidates are now being evaluated based on their skills and not their pedigree. This opens up a lot more opportunities for developers and smart companies worldwide are recognizing this and making the shift,” Ravisankar noted.
Not Taught in Most Universities
Languages such as Python, Go, Kotlin are still increasing in demand, though the survey claims “interest in Scala has dropped, whereas their interest in TypeScript has increased. Scala was the 3rd most popular language that developers planned to learn in 2018 but dropped to 6th place in 2019.”
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