For the last couple of decades, humanity started eagerly waiting for the technological changes each year bring in which may change our lives in a big way. In the life of programmers, a new year is a good time to think of acquiring new skills on the basis of what’s coming up to be a part of new projects. We have already crossed the first quarter of 2019, but let’s look into what is coming up next in terms of programming and database management this year. Being prepared yourself for the changing technology trends will let you outperform and be more innovative and resourceful as a programmer.
First, we will list out some of the major programming trends which the developers need to be prepared for. But before that let’s have a quick look back to what happened in 2018.
Programming trends of 2018
#1. 2019 Trends: Would Python surpass Java?
You may see that Python is almost at the third position in terms of the popularity of the programming platforms. According to the listing of Stack Overflow, Python surpassed PHP back in 2017 and C# in 2018.
One major reason fueling the growth of Python is the hype in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. In terms of data management skills, Python seems to replace the popularity of R also among a large number of users. R; for those who are new to it, is a specialized programming language for dealing with the statistical data and big data.
It is more likely that Python libraries with statistical and machine learning capabilities made Python mightier and more attractive than R. Apart from AI applications, Python can be flexibly used in web application development, game development, business apps, and more.
#2. 2019 Trends: SQL Server environments
We can see that SQL Server is also facing new challenges and changes as Microsoft is releasing the 2019 version of it. Not far after the last release of the SQL Server 2017, Microsoft is now rolling out the SQL Server 2019 version, which can give you a clue as to where the database market is heading with the increasing requirement for big data management and data analytics capabilities. Providers like RemoteDBA.com are fully in line to meet the database change management at best and offer top-notch services to its clients.
Incorporating the changing needs of the database sector, enhanced integration of big data could be the prime focus of SQL Server 2019. Usage of it will help increase the external data sources, which can be accessed using the data virtualization application of Microsoft’s Polybasic which allows the users to create big data clusters which can combine the SQL Server to Apache Spark in Hadoop Distributed File System. All these types of additions will enhance the data processing capabilities of business corporate and effectively integrate AI into their SQL Server database environments.
We may expect that more businesses may likely to evaluate the scope of putting the SQL server environments into containers. The Docker containers can ensure faster and easier SQL deployments. The developers can also make use of the containerized SQL Server instances in a matter of just seconds. This may become more prevailing when the organizations may move on to the DevOps processes and continuous deployment methods.
#3. 2019 Trends: TypeScript moving up to top 10
#4. 2019 Trends: “Go” makes programming much easier
‘Go’ is coming up as one of the fastest growing programming languages, in fact, the 7th fastest among programming as per GitHub. Go is a flexible, open-source language, which is offered by Google. Wit is a syntactical similarity to C; Go is also like Python as being a much easier language to write and read. This is one major reason why Go is largely gaining in popularity.
So, you have for programming trends to keep track of in 2019. Preparing on these may help you to better perform in the realm of software application development for future generation technology.
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Author bio: Andrew Thompson, who is an alumnus of RemoteDBA.com , also does a lot
of technology blogging as a guide to the newcomers into this sector.