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Top IT Skills 2012

6 posts in PB Futures Discussion Last posting was on 2012-02-16 13:11:33.0Z
Chris Pollach Posted on 2012-02-15 03:36:56.0Z
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Hi All;

Skills in demand for 2012 (Wonder what technologies PowerBuilder needs to
support?) ...

http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/skillscountstop/

Notice that .Net and C# don't even show up on the radar!

Regards ... Chris
President: OSUG / STD Inc.
VP Membership: ISUG
Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass


Jim O'Neil Posted on 2012-02-15 04:09:43.0Z
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Very odd post. There's a graph, but no indication of what the
measurement is! Beyond that, take with a grain of salt... this is
obviously an open source only list. Me thinks Oracle would be a tad bit
more in demand than Git, for instance, and the Java/.NET ratio is, I
believe, fairly even.

That said, there's also a message here. You can't afford to be a
one-trick (language) pony, and assembling best of breed (or sometimes
bleeding edge) technologies from a variety of open source offerings is
the key to job security.

On 2/14/2012 10:36 PM, Chris Pollach wrote:
> Hi All;
>
> Skills in demand for 2012 (Wonder what technologies PowerBuilder needs
> to support?) ...
>
> http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/skillscountstop/
>
>
> Notice that .Net and C# don't even show up on the radar!
>
> Regards ... Chris
> President: OSUG / STD Inc.
> VP Membership: ISUG
> Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
> PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
> SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass
>
>
>


Chris Pollach Posted on 2012-02-15 12:26:23.0Z
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Hi Jim;

=> That said, there's also a message here. You can't afford to be a
one-trick (language) pony

That is exactly what I thought when I read the article and reviewed the
graph! I think that this is also a message for Sybase to consider when
enhancing PowerBuilder. No longer is it a J2EE only or .Net only world.
There are many mainstream technologies at play. The "Cloud" is also moving
towards this "heterogeneous" model where multiple technologies co-exist to
deliver SaaS. The more I look at these type of trends - the more I am
convinced that PB needs to evolve to be an "enabling" technology. In other
words, any IDE must co-exist and be able to provide applications that
connect it to the world around it (like: web, mobile, tablet, cloud, etc).
The business users will be depending more and more on their applications to
provide a "rounded" system that integrates well with other applications - no
matter if they are local or remote - use inter-changeable components,
plug&play controls, etc no matter what toll they were developed with.

Looking at the top 10 software skills also tells me that PB needs to be
fully web and mobile enabled to thrive.

Interesting ... n'est pas?

--
Regards ... Chris
President: STD Inc./ OSUG
VP ISUG - Membership
Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass

"Jim O'Neil" <jim.oneil@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Very odd post. There's a graph, but no indication of what the measurement
> is! Beyond that, take with a grain of salt... this is obviously an open
> source only list. Me thinks Oracle would be a tad bit more in demand than
> Git, for instance, and the Java/.NET ratio is, I believe, fairly even.
>
> That said, there's also a message here. You can't afford to be a one-trick
> (language) pony, and assembling best of breed (or sometimes bleeding edge)
> technologies from a variety of open source offerings is the key to job
> security.
>
> On 2/14/2012 10:36 PM, Chris Pollach wrote:
>> Hi All;
>>
>> Skills in demand for 2012 (Wonder what technologies PowerBuilder needs
>> to support?) ...
>>
>> http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/skillscountstop/
>>
>>
>> Notice that .Net and C# don't even show up on the radar!
>>
>> Regards ... Chris
>> President: OSUG / STD Inc.
>> VP Membership: ISUG
>> Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
>> PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
>> SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass
>>
>>
>>
>


Bruce Armstrong Posted on 2012-02-16 03:15:55.0Z
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It would be wise to find out where the data came from, what period its
valid for, who posted it, etc. before drawing any conclusions.

This appears to be the original article:

http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/

Given its based on Craigslists postings for one city, I would not put much,
if any, weight on the findings.

I wouldn't use it to drive decisions about what technologies an IDE should
support based on such a study even if it was more broadbased. Otherwise
you'd end up concluding that PB should support PHP and Ruby as scripting
languages. If it was based on this study youd have to conclude that MySQL
was the only database they needed to support and Linux the only operating
system!

"Chris Pollach" <cpollach@travel-net.com> wrote:
> Hi All;
>
> Skills in demand for 2012 (Wonder what technologies PowerBuilder needs to support?) ...
>
> http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/skillscountstop/
>
> Notice that .Net and C# don't even show up on the radar!
>
> Regards ... Chris
> President: OSUG / STD Inc.
> VP Membership: ISUG
> Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
> PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
> SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass


Chris Pollach Posted on 2012-02-16 12:27:10.0Z
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Hi Bruce;

Well lets just look at linux for example ...
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/blogs/browse/2012/02/need-job-new-study-says-learn-linux

I would say that the article is "bang on". Hey, do the ostrich thing in
the sand and pretend nothing is happening - that's your prerogative. Just
don't come back to me in 1-2 years (like you did with HTML5) and say ...
"jeeez no one told me". :-)

--
Regards ... Chris
President: STD Inc./ OSUG
VP ISUG - Membership
Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass

"Bruce Armstrong" <NOCANSPAM_bruce.armstrong@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> It would be wise to find out where the data came from, what period its
> valid for, who posted it, etc. before drawing any conclusions.
>
> This appears to be the original article:
>
> http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/
>
> Given its based on Craigslists postings for one city, I would not put
> much,
> if any, weight on the findings.
>
> I wouldn't use it to drive decisions about what technologies an IDE should
> support based on such a study even if it was more broadbased. Otherwise
> you'd end up concluding that PB should support PHP and Ruby as scripting
> languages. If it was based on this study youd have to conclude that MySQL
> was the only database they needed to support and Linux the only operating
> system!
>
>
> "Chris Pollach" <cpollach@travel-net.com> wrote:
>> Hi All;
>>
>> Skills in demand for 2012 (Wonder what technologies PowerBuilder needs to
>> support?) ...
>>
>> http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/most-in-demand-tech-skills-2012/skillscountstop/
>>
>> Notice that .Net and C# don't even show up on the radar!
>>
>> Regards ... Chris
>> President: OSUG / STD Inc.
>> VP Membership: ISUG
>> Blog: http://chrispollach.blogspot.com
>> PBDJ: http://chrispollach.sys-con.com
>> SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/stdfndclass


Bruce Armstrong Posted on 2012-02-16 13:11:33.0Z
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Well, your view of history appears to be in as great of shape as your
caution about using data from charts where you dont know the source of the
data.

"Chris Pollach" <cpollach@travel-net.com> wrote:
> Hi Bruce;
>
> Well lets just look at linux for example ...
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/blogs/browse/2012/02/need-job-new-study-says-learn-linux
>
> I would say that the article is "bang on". Hey, do the ostrich thing in
> the sand and pretend nothing is happening - that's your prerogative. Just
> don't come back to me in 1-2 years (like you did with HTML5) and say ...
> "jeeez no one told me". :-)