Computer code and script have really become the “lingua franca” of the digital era. All the mobile devices, applications, games, websites that we spend so much time engaging with in our digital lives – all of these technologies rely on code to make them run. Having skills and “fluency” in the new language of code is therefore a huge advantage in today’s digital economy. In other words, there are those who can code and those who cannot. Those who can code will continue to be in high demand and will get the best jobs and garner the biggest promotions. The demand for good programmers/coders will only increase as new emerging and disruptive technologies continue to unfold.
Cloud development: Node.js is also an increasingly popular choice for building cloud applications and is one of the top four languages supported by 5 of the 6 major platform-as-a-service offerings as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure. According to this infographic, Node.js development is growing faster than ever with 35,000 downloads a day and there are now over 88,000 modules available.