Javascript is Cool…and the Market is Hot on InfoQ


Practically every professional recruiting source, from and LinkedIn to the U.S. Department of Labor, reports that the demand for developers is growing faster than expected. The demand may be old news, but the type of development language most sought after in the job market continues to be a hot topic. While there is still a steady need for people with HTML5 skills, the language to know is JavaScript.

In a report on tech hiring trends for 2015, Monster specifically called out JavaScript as one of the skills to have, thanks in part to the growth of web-based apps for the enterprise. In January 2015, Mashable listed the 15 most critical skillsets for developers, with JavaScript ranking second. This is a distinct change from previous years, when JavaScript was not universally liked. Blogger Glen Maddern represents the new thinking about JavaScript, believing it has progressed from being just okay to great.

What’s so great about JavaScript?

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About the Authors

Areos Ledesma - Director of Corporate Development, AIM ConsultingAreos Ledesma is the Director of Corporate Development at AIM Consulting. Formerly the Solution Director for Digital Experience and UX Design, Areos is an experienced consultant with an excellent reputation for effective leadership in program and project management. He is well-versed in managing all aspects of large-scale initiatives spanning digital strategy, UX and visual design, rapid prototyping, content strategy, development, testing and measurement.


Will Asrari - Solutions ConsulltantWill Asrari
is a Solutions Consultant and senior mobile developer for AIM Consulting. Will is Microsoft Certified in ASP.NET and specializes in iOS and mobile web. His approach to digital experience and mobile consulting focuses on user experience design principles and how mobile technology can create engaging customer experiences that meet business objectives.

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