Don’t Look Now, But We Might Be In A Developer Drought

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Hey, developers! Do you feel like you’re in demand? Apparently you should.HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing software-as-a-service venture, has started a new initiative to handsomely compensate anyone who can refer a developer friend. “If you do, and we end up hiring them, we’ll thank you with a big, fat check for $30,000,” its Refer A Dev program promises. HubSpot’s solution may seem like an extreme one, but not if you’ve been looking at the numbers. In 2010, there were 913,000 U.S. jobs for software developers, and that number is expected to grow by 30% from 2012 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Expected job growth across all U.S. occupations over that time? Just 14%.Heck, see for yourself: Tags:#developers#Jobs#Statistics Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… lauren orsini Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Even just compared to the rest of the growing tech industry, developers are among the most wanted. According to Wanted Analytics, a data firm that analyzes help-wanted ads:[a]pplication [d]evelopers were the most in-demand technology occupation in April, reaching a new high in the number of job ads. Demand for this talent has grown 16% from April of 2012 and more than 190% from 4 years ago.Irvine, Calif.-based IT recruiting firm CyberCoders conducted a study of 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements. Their findings revealed that out of all their recruits, those who had development skills — especially mobile, front-end, and open source development skills — were most in demand in today’s job market. “Everyday we see the engineers with these skills getting an average of four to five job offers,” the CEO and founder of CyberCoders, Heidi Golledge, wrote in the company blog post.If the ratio of offer to engineer is indeed five to one, that means a lot of engineers are being paid well, and a lot of companies are going home empty handed. With a growing glut of learn-to-code companies eager to teach customers the requisite skills, it’s hard to say how long developers will remain the golden geese of the job market. But if you’re a mobile, front-end, or open-source developer working today, maybe it’s time to reconsider your options.Just tell me first, so I can make $30,000 when you get hired at HubSpot. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Batting let us down in South Africa ODI series: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh on Sunday attributed the ODI series loss against South Africa to the batting failure but refused to believe that it will be a cause of worry for his side with the World Cup less than a month away.”I think our batting department did not do well in the ODIs. That was the main reason why we lost the ODI series.But, hopefully with the World Cup coming up all will be set right,” he said at the post-match conference after India lost the fifth and final ODI by 33 runs and the series 2-3.”Throughout the series our batting department has not scored a lot of runs. It is Virat Kohli who has done well and it’s Yusuf down the order who has done well. We really need to perform as a unit.”But it is a matter of one innings or two and some of the batsmen did not get enough preparation time, quality practice sessions. It always plays in your mind but at the end of the day experienced players have gone through a phase like this.It happens in cricket and specially with us as we play 30-35 ODIs a year. So you see the form going up and down in the year. We are used to deal with situations like this,” Dhoni said.Indian top order collapsed while playing rash shots but Dhoni defended his batsmen, saying it was part and parcel of the game.”It is part and parcel of cricket. You get off to a start, 10 overs, 28 runs one wicket then you are asked why was there no hurry? At the end of the day we were suppose to chase close to six runs an over and it is always a difficult task.advertisementYou want to take the opposition on and times you lose wickets and that is what happened in this game,” he said.”At times it really works because if you see Yusuf’s innings, he played a few deliveries and then went after the bowlers. He was really successful that’s his main strength. In a similar way some of the batsmen played their strokes and got out,” he reasoned.Talking about the positives from the series, Dhoni said, “The full tour was good for both the sides. They won the ODI series, we won the T20 and the Test matches were draw. But overall good cricket was played.”The biggest positive out of this game ? when we go to the World Cup ? the last 10 overs we can chase anything if we have got wickets in hand. I think learning is more than just loss of the game,” said Dhoni. .He also felt that bowling at the death had seen a big improvement in the series.”Bowling at the death, it is a big positive for us. The bowlers have done well with the kind of variation they have got. We don’t have express bowlers but we have got bowlers who have got skills. That is what they rely on. In this series it was a very satisfactory performance.”But both the teams were struggling throughout the series when it comes to the middle order performance which meant that both the teams lost quite a few wickets because of which you were not able to see a prolonged slog from both the sides.That may also be a reason. But if we bowl like this in the World Cup, I will be really pleased,” said the Indian captain.Asked if Yusuf’s place has been sealed in the playing XI of the World Cup after his brutal 70-ball 105 today, Dhoni said, “Well there are other batsmen also. You have Yuvraj Singh who can play a similar innings. You have Yusuf Pathan in the lower order who can again do the same thing. It is important that the asking rate is reasonable.”Let’s see, we still have a few days left. Let’s see what the best composition is for that particular game. But he has done really well.”Dhoni defended his decision to field after winning the toss today.”Last time we played, we had a discussion about it more often than not, the Centurion track whatever is there is there initially. After that as the day progresses it gets slightly better and that is what happened in the 2006 series. The wicket was similar, it wasn’t not a very different wicket.”But I think we gave extra room to the opening batsman and the first down batsman because of which they scored at a brisk rate in the first 10 overs. But after that if you see 260-odd runs we should have got that,” he said.advertisementAsked who are the favourites to win the World Cup, Dhoni said, “If any of the side thinks that any other side can?t win the world cup, it is a big mistake they are making. All the top sides in the World have a chance to win the World Cup. It is just about playing consistent cricket.”- With PTI inputslast_img read more