Software Development Trends in The Berlin Tech-Hubby Poppy Allen
So, let’s start with some figures on just how many developers there are in Berlin. According to Stack Overflow, Germany is now home to over 840,000 developers with 81,868 of those developers being based in Berlin as of 2016. Due to the rising number of developers based in Germany, coupled with the fact that over 22,000 start-ups are created in Berlin every year, there is more competition now than ever to impress start-ups and well-established tech giants with a knowledge of the latest tools and technologies.
‘So how do I set myself apart?’
"There is more competition now than ever to impress start-ups and well-established tech giants with a knowledge of the latest tools and technologies." - Poppy Allen, Consultant, Digital Berlin Team
Another framework which I have personally seen grow in popularity within the Berlin market is Spark. Spark is a micro framework and domain-specific language for Java (and Kotlin). Spark’s purpose is to provide an alternative for Kotlin/Java developers that want to develop their web applications as expressively as possible and with minimal boilerplate (seemingly repetitive code that shows up again and again to get a result that seems like it ought to be much simpler). Spark is also a great framework to use if you are looking to transfer into a Big Data position, this is because Spark is written in both Java and Scala. Scala is a highly scalable and general-purpose programming language which combines features of both object-orientated and functional programming. Scala, when paired with Spark, proves extremely efficient when handling data in a high-load environment and is therefore widely used within the Big Data community.
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