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Top Web Technologies To Learn in 2018

In the ever-changing landscape of computer technologies, there are various skills one needs to add to their profile to be in demand with the market needs. We will look at some skills in web technologies that will definitely get you noticed.

Here are the top technical skills that need to be part of your resume:

1. JavaScript

With the rise of new frameworks in JavaScript and the amount of effort put by Google and Facebook in developing these frameworks, it is essential that one is familiar with them. Some of the JavaScript framework that are popular are React, Angular, Meteor and Vue.js.

2. Java

Java is still the primary language used at Google and many other large web companies. The JVM used to run Java code is very efficient and will deliver excellent performance as a result of its maturity and wide adoption which has resulted in many optimizations over the years. A web developer may benefit from knowing Java as it can be very useful for high performance backend services due to the large number of robust libraries available.

3. HTML5 & CSS4

The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is essential for every website you’re implementing. By using HTML you’re defining and structuring the content of a website by using a simple markup syntax. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple way for adding styling to your websites (e.g. adding fonts, colors, layout etc). Having understood HTML you should definitely move on to CSS and make sure to understand the basics. HTML and CSS are two essentials every web developer needs to know. This was valid in 2017 and will also be valid in 2018.

4. MySQL

MySQL powers 9 of the 10 top websites worldwide, as well as thousands of corporate web-based applications. When you are using Facebook, Twitter or Wikipedia, you are relying on MySQL to do so. When you are watching videos on YouTube, you are using MySQL. Anytime you search for event tickets on Ticketmaster, you are using MySQL. It is a powerful, open-source database management system that has been around for years. It is very stable and has a big community that helps maintain, debug and upgrade it.

5. Git

Git is a version control system similar to other version control systems such as subversion or CVS, but it’s distributed. What this means is that if you clone a git project, you have the entire project history. You can commit, branch and tag all on your local machine without interacting with a server at all. GitHub and services like it, such as BitBucket, GitLab or Gitorious use Git.

Github makes it easy to contribute to your favorite open source projects. Another popular feature is Markdown–a way to write formatted documents using nothing more than a text editor. These features and extensive documentation have made GitHub a popular repository for open source projects.

6. Responsive web design. (Bootstrap 4, Foundation)

A website with responsive web design is a site that is able to adapt to the screen it is being used on, regardless of device. The website automatically reformats to give the user a better experience that it well suited to their device, and can give your site a number of benefits as well as being in line with Google recommendations. Some of the popular frameworks are BootStrap, Foundation, UIKit etc.

Learning these technologies can help you build your own web applications that you can demonstrate to potential employers. ALTRES uses most of these technologies for its HR platform development.

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