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.

What is the best programming language for Machine Learning?

Q&A sites and data science forums are buzzing with the same questions over and over again: I’m new in data science, what language should I learn? What’s the best language for machine learning?