Data scientists need to make sense of the big picture, rather than the big data

The web echoes with cries for help with learning data science. “How do I get started?”. “Which are the must-know algorithms?”. “Can someone point me to best resources for deep learning?”. In response, a bustling ecosystem has sprung to life around learning resources of all shapes and sizes. Are the skills to unlock the deepest secrets of deep learning what emerging data scientists truly need though? Our research has consistently shown that only a minority of data scientists are in need of highly performing predictive models, while most would benefit from learning how to decide whether to build an algorithm or not and how to make sense of it, rather than how to actually build one.

Infographic: What are developers up to in the State of the Developer Nation 15th Edition?

Here are some of the most interesting insights from the latest State of the Developer Nation 15th edition, based on the data from 20,500+ developers in 167 countries, who took part in our Developer Economics survey in May-June this year. We reveal top skills developers want to learn in 2019, the most popular programming languages globally, and to how many developers are big data and real-time predictions relevant.

Dev Evolution: Meet Fernando from Yeeply!

In our new blog post series Dev Evolution, we talked with Yeeply on how they overcome the challenges of building a platform that bundles certified developers for web and apps, marketing and design services.

How UX design helps organizations meet the needs of their customers

Successful software development companies have developed user-centered approaches and they are aware of the importance of integrating UX design with other areas of the organization in order to build a final product that is functional and usable. But how can companies be successful at this integration? Our partner, Belatrix Software, shares a few best practices.

Take the new Developer Economics Survey Q2 2018

Our semi-annual Developer Economics survey is now LIVE! Don’t miss a chance to join over 40,000 developers from 160+ countries who take part in our surveys every year to tell us about trends and shape the future of where software development is going next.

Infographic: Developers are dreaming of a smarter tomorrow

We recently published brand new State of the Developer Nation report 14th edition, based on the insights from our Developer Economics survey which ran in Q4 2017 and reached over 21,700 developers in 169 countries. We reveal developers’ thoughts on which emerging tech will have the most impact in the next 5 years, the future of serverless platforms, the most promising AR/VR hardware, and the most popular programming languages that make it all possible.

Developer Heroes: Amanda the Iron Woman.

My dad was a developer in the 90s so I grew up around computers. We built my first computer together in grade school and I discovered HTML and JavaScript (the early edition). I eventually moved on to PHP and, at the risk of dating myself here, made a Neopets clone. I still have the original codebase -- it was written for PHP4.

Developer Heroes: Meet Marcus from the Legion

My first experience of programming came when I was roughly 10 years old, using view-source to look at how websites were made and changing them in Notepad to see what happens. I think the first thing I completed was a DragonBall Z fan site.

Developer Heroes: Meet Rachel a.k.a the Wonder Woman

“We get a lot of requests for emerging technologies from clients, but they aren’t necessarily sure what to do with them.”