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What programming skills will be important for developers over the next 3 years?

Survey period: 6 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020

"Important" meaning: if you're not familiar with it then good luck finding a programming job.

OptionVotes% 
Artificial Intelligence33142.82
Quantum Computing688.80
Data Structures and Algorithms39350.84
UNIX or Linux15920.57
Containers (Docker and Kubernetes)26634.41
Programming for GPUs and other hardware accelerators11615.01
Parallelization / Vectorization18023.29
Security51666.75
People skills33443.21
Other (please comment)395.05
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
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AnswerDebugging ... Pin
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First time in my programming I have dedicated QA. The first seven years more of a headache than a help. Now we have some very good QA. Makes a difference. And yes, debugging in very important. Sometimes it is a wake up when stepping through the code.
Gifford T Nicholson

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GeneralSecurity Pin
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