Web and Mobile technologies have changed so much over the years that it pays for a developer to respond to these changes fast and learn a thing or two. Come 2019, the thirst for learning will only get bigger and bigger. The entry-level skills sets that mostly do the talking include HTML, CSS, UX, React, Angular, Webpack, Java, RabbitMQ, Redis, Mongo, MySQL, just to name a few. It is important for a development firm or agency to power themselves with the aforementioned skills sets and more. Work quality, if nothing else, will rule the roost this year than quantity or the actual number of skill sets that a developer is conversant with.
On the front-end, there are only two choices – Angular or React. They eat up the pie of mobile tech market. Vue.js is growing in popularity amongst the developer community, and waste no time in learning this growing trend. This said React is the preferred choice, with Angular next in the list. You do not have to take a deeper plunge—just understand the data transfer part alone. As such, with both Angular and React, study the data and state management tools. It is good enough if you understand how they work at a high level so that you can deploy them when required. These technologies comprise RxJS, NgRx and Redux.
The focus should be on the middleware. And as always, Java is king. It is quick with a massive toolkit. On the background of Java, there is a flurry of smaller systems languages such as Node, Python, Ruby, PHP, and Go, the new entry. If you are starting anew, then we recommend ‘Go’. However, Node, Python, Ruby and PHP still top the list. The language is interdependent of several other tools that work at this layer. For instance, message queuing with tools such as Rabbit go with any language you pick: Apache and Nginx; any language. Solr and Elasticsearch: whatever language you select.
A true full-stack developer obtains data from sources, generally databases but it can be anything, packages and formats that data, before delivering the same to the client. This is done at rapid scale with errors tracked and logged, and debugging info reported. You needn’t be concerned about the User Interface (UI) or the design of the database. On a concluding here are the tech stack skill sets that deserve a round of discussion this year: Front-end – Redux, React, Flow, Go, RabbitMQ, Middle, Zipkin; Back-end – Redis, MySQL and Environment (mostly DevOps) -Docker Swarm, Docker, Elasticsearch and Zipkin. We aren’t advocating any of these abovementioned tools. This is just a broad representation of the granular level of app layers. For a detailed explanation, refer to resources online related to the OSI model of application layers. The back-end and the middleware developers should be armed with powerful ammunition. Simply focus on logging, extensibility, stability and security. And that is all for it, folks.