Modern da Vincni – I sat quiet and still in a clean, worn armchair; a good balance between luxurious and cheap. The near absolute silence was a pleasant break from campus outside. Were it not for the electrodes taped to my head, I might have been comfortable. The television before me, much like the one in my apartment at the time, would have been welcome if it weren’t for the oversized words flickering in black font on a white screen.
Someone, somewhere, actually wrote the code for the apps and games you use every day. Even the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself. And the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else.
RedMonk has released their bi-annual programming language rankings. Very little has changed in the process since Drew Conway and John Myles White’s original analysis late in 2010.
There have been articles about the primacy of software engineers over the past several years. The fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their classmates and the average salary for a developer has risen dramatically over the past few years supports this reality.
The Swift programming language was first announced by Apple at WWDC 2014, albeit in beta form. Released alongside an extensive iBooks manual, it was later discovered that Apple coded the WWDC app for that year’s conference in Swift without telling anyone.
Computer programming has become the most popular as well as lucrative industries across the world, especially in the United States. The average salary for a computer programmer just hit the top high rank as it gradually approaches $100,000.
You’d probably say California if asked to name the best place in the world to find top programmer talent. Some compelling data that shows that’s not the case.
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