Attention, HR and L&D Managers

1. Are you a human resources or learning & development manager?
2. Are you in charge of researching, planning, and preparing training resources for coding teams? 
3. Do you know what to expect in training trends in 2014? 

If you answered “yes” to Question 1 and “no” to Questions 2 and 3, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

As a training company, our goal is to continually help HR and L&D managers to better equip their development teams with the relevant skills needed to be the best at what they do. At the end of 2013, we conducted research to learn what developers need most from training in 2014. Over 350 developers, from a variety of industries and company sizes, completed the survey, providing valuable insight into training needs and trends. We want to share the results of this survey with you, in order to help you plan for upcoming technologies and trends. 

A Couple of Noteworthy Trends

The survey brought to light the changes that are taking place in the software application development industry. Developers must now be proficient in at least two environments – working primarily on a Windows, Mac OS or Linux platform, developers today are expected to be equipped to perform a limited amount of cross-over development on other platforms. This shift means developers who have spent their careers focused on one platform must now be trained in a minimum of two platforms, just to keep up with the trends. 

Another trend is the broader adaptation of Java as the leading programming language, and especially in combination with JavaScript, ISON and HTML5. Interestingly enough, C, Objective-C and C++ came in as the next-most popular programming languages being used today. Developers must be well-versed in more than just one programming language in order to be successful in today’s development industry.

Want to Learn More?

Our founder and CEO, Kelby Zorgdrager, will host a webinar, during which he will present findings from the report and discuss the impact on the learning and development community. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 30, 1-3pm MST – registration is free and now open

The full report will be available to the public soon. Our newsletter will include details for obtaining the report when it is available, so make sure to subscribe today using the form to the right.

Don’t worry – we won’t spam you, or sell your information. We’ll just provide you with resources to help you stay competitive and retain top talent.

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