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As an aspiring software developer or IT professional, what technology trends should you know about to build a flourishing career in IT? Orange and Bronze CEO, Calen Legaspi, discusses which ...

As an aspiring software developer or IT professional, what technology trends should you know about to build a flourishing career in IT? Orange and Bronze CEO, Calen Legaspi, discusses which technologies are hot and which are in danger of becoming obsolete.

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    • Technology Trends
      and the Skills You Should Learn
      Calen Martin Legaspi
      CEOOrange and Bronze Software Labs
    • Who am I?
      • CEO & Co-Founder - Orange & Bronze Software Labs
      • Technology Director - Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA)
      • Industry Representative - CHED Technical Committee for Computer Science
      • Co-Founder - Association of Filipino Java Developers (PinoyJUG)
      • Member - MuayThai Association of the Philippines,
      Wrestling Association of the Philippines
    • What is the PSIA?
      • Industry association representing Philippine software industry
      • Consists of 140 member companies generating close to $1 billion/yr in revenue
      • Activities
      • Overseas marketing
      • Capability development - especially in Industry-Academe linkage
      • Government relations
      • Information & Research
    • Target Audience
      • Primary: Aspiring Programmers
      • Secondary: Other Aspiring IT Professionals
      Business Analysts
      Systems Administrators
      Project Managers
      Applications Specialists
      Marketing / Sales
      Others
    • Cloud Computing
      • Computing as a utility
      - not installed
      • Types
      - SaaS
      - IaaS
      - PaaS
    • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
      • Fully-functioning applications
      Examples: Gmail, Google Docs, Netsuite, Salesforce, Facebook, YouTube
      • They expose Web Services or “Open APIs”
      Third-party developers can build applications that interface with these.
    • Skill: Web Services
      • Program-to-program communication over the internet
      • Function calls on remote machines using HTTP
      • Programs can be of different technologies
      • Examples:
      Facebook games/applications, workflows on top of Google Apps, extensions to Netsuite& Salesforce
      • Types
      • REST
      • SOAP
    • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
      • Remote infrastructure
      • Servers, storage, support, virtualization...
      • Fast scaling / auto-scaling
      • Examples: Amazon Web Services, Rackspace
    • Skill: Linux Command Line Administration
      • Remote administration is more efficient on command line
      Administering through Remote Desktop is a pain
    • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    • PaaS
    • Skills
      • Platforms
      Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry (VMWare), Microsoft Azure
      • Programming Languages
      GAE: Java & JVM languages, Python
      Cloud Foundry: Java & JVM languages, Ruby, Javascript (Node.js)
      Azure: .Net languages
    • The Internet of Things
    • January 2010, scientists create a working transistor of only six carbon atoms
    • August 2010, AT&T and Verizon announce that
      non-human subscribers exceed human subscribers
      on their networks
      • Ever smaller and cheaper
      • Self-configuring
      • Embedded
      • Connected to the internet
      • Everywhere
    • Welcome toThe Internet of Things
    • embedded in everything
    • interconnected devices, complex networks, massive data
    • Applications
    • Skills
      • Web Services
      • Other important specializations:
      • Embedded devices (esp. sensors)
      • Any CoE, ECE, EEE students out there?
      • C/C++; Linux
      • Cloud Computing & Big Data
      • Business Intelligence
    • Agile Software Development
      • Software development philosophy that is rapidly replacing traditional processes
      • What is it?
      Depends on who you talk to
      • Schools of thought:
      Scrum, Extreme Programming, Agile Unified Process, Kanban, Crystal, dX, Lean, etc.
    • Agile Software Development
      Common practices and principles
      • Focus on delivering what the customer really needs
      • High levels of code quality
      • Intense collaboration and communication
      • Minimizing waste
      • Test-Driven Development
      • Short iterations (frequent delivery)
    • Skills
      • Where to start?
      Read on “Extreme Programming”
      • Other important topics:
      • Test-Driven Development
      • Domain-Driven Development
      • Design Patterns
      • Version Control & Continuous Integration
      • Learn to work in teams
      Participate in as many projects as possible, ideally software projects, but other types of projects are good too
    • How about Mobile?
      • Rapid obsolescence of mobile platforms
      Palm, J2ME, Symbian, Blackberry...
      • Businesses value server-side more
      More investment on server-side, higher value of server-side developers
      • Convergence of client-side development on Javascript and HTML5
    • Skills
      • Develop server-side skills as well
      Multi-user, thread-safe, scalable, separation of concerns
      • Consider Javascript & HTML5 over platform-specific technology
      Check PhoneGap
    • How about Games?
      • Platform-specific / company-specific skills
      Difficult to transfer skills across companies
      • Local game dev companies tend to be small and unstable
      • Still no EA, Activision or Nintendo locally
      • Limited outsourcing activity because of fragmented platforms
    • Which operating system?
      Linux – most popular server OS
      ~70% server market share
      Easier remote administration, historically better stability, no viruses, better use of hardware resources, abundance of open source applications and tools...
      Indeed.com:
      Linux Administrator: $89,000
      Windows Administrator: $81,000
    • Which programming languages should I learn?
      Salary survey from Indeed.com:
      Java: $95,000
      C++: $95,000
      C#: $92,000
      Python: $92,000
      Ruby: $90,000
      VB: $85,000
      PHP: $81,000
    • On top three...
      Java & C# offer most flexible opportunities
      • Highly transferable skills
      • Useful for both web and mobile
      • Java -> platform independence
      C/C++ work tends to be proprietary
      • Locally, most work is device drivers
      • Not suitable for web / mobile / enterprise
      • Entrepreneurial opportunities in embedded devices
      • internet of things
    • Enterprise Development
      • Enterprise (business) applications offer most job opportunities
      • Server-side: Java or C#
      • Client-side: Javascript& HTML5
      • Prefer to develop server-side skills but compliment with Javascript
      • Desktop development – don't bother
    • Enterprise Development
      • Thread-safety
      • Separation of concerns
      • Domain Driven Design
      • MVC and other enterprise patterns
    • Drag-and-Drop will make you stupid!
      • Learn to write maintainable, readable code
      • Understand the underlying principles and technology
    • What is
    • Vision
      To create a Filipino technology company admired by the world.
    • Vision
      Contribute to rebuilding the Filipino technology community.
    • SoftwareDevelopment & Design Clients
      Offshore
      Philippines
    • Training & Coaching Clients
    • Other Activities
      • Start-up incubation
      • Sponsorship of technology events and organizations
      • Industry-Academe Linkage
      Conducting teacher training
      Advising CHED, TESDA and PSITE
      • Scholarships (soon)
    • Tiger Awards 2011Kuala Lumpur
      Most productive investment in workforce - from staff training to social responsibility
    • Employment & Internship
      • Best developer training program in the country
      • Highest engineering standards
      • Excellent trainers and mentors
      • Challenging projects
      • Technopreneurshipprograms
    • jobs @ orangeandbronze.com
      ojt @ orangeandbronze.com