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State of Software Engineering in 2020

QuanticDev
QuanticDev. Senior software engineer and the developer of several popular projects.
・1 min read

It is time to talk about the state of software engineering in 2020 and beyond. Software engineering has seen explosive growth over the last 20 years, and it seems to be keeping that momentum up. According to Fortune data, total revenue of top 15 technology companies in the world was a record 1.67 Trillion US Dollars in 2019, which is up 2% from 2018. There are more software companies than ever now. In addition, existing non-software companies are introducing more software components into their products, anything from cars to washing machines. The future is software, but not all software is created equal. Identifying the most promising and fastest-growing areas of software can help you take off your career and projects. Investing in a growing area helps you to find a job easier and get paid better, and helps you in finding funding for your projects. So, let us not waste time and get right into it. This video uses GitHub Octoverse data as the basis, plus my experiences and observations as a software engineer with a decade of experience.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GesAhP5jYLo
Article: https://quanticdev.com/articles/software-engineering-in-2020

Outline of this video/article:

  • Overview
  • Growth of Programming
  • Growth of Open-Source
  • Top Libraries
  • Trending Projects
  • Top Programming Languages
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Security
  • Conclusion

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