Programmers love to sneer at the world of fashion where trends blow through like breezes.
Skirt lengths rise and fall, pigments come and go, ties get fatter, then thinner.

But in the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over fad.That’s not to say programming is a profession devoid of trends.

The difference is that programming trends are driven by greater efficiency, increased customization, and ease of use.

The new technologies that deliver one or more of these eclipse the previous generation.
It’s a meritocracy, not a whimsy-ocracy.[ Find out how to get ahead with our career development guide for developers. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
What follows is a list of what’s hot and what’s not among today’s programmers. Not everyone will agree with what’s A-listed, what’s D-listed, and what’s been left out.

That’s what makes programming an endlessly fascinating profession: rapid change, passionate debate, sudden comebacks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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