Java Developers Already Had A Place in the Industry
Frontend and Backend Development Get One Language
Java was not the first backend programming language. It was one of many. Developers had to learn a totally different language if they also wanted to work in backend development, it was a norm back then. IT recruitment for backend developers was done based on this fact. Everything changed when elite software engineers created Node JS.
Node.JS is a runtime environment for backend development. It allowed experienced developers to easily shift to backend development as well due to which, it was widely accepted by the developers. Eventually it became popular with even the top talent of the technology industry.
Java offers various APIs that are primarily use for application development. Java APIs can perform many activities that initially could not be done using JS. To provide this functionality, developers introduced JS libraries such as AngularJS and ReactJS. These libraries were used to develop complex web applications using JS.
Tech Experts Enjoy Reusability
This was an attractive incentive for developers interested in building applications for both dominating mobile Operating Systems using the same code. Despite its large global community, Java cannot boast of similar support.
JS is a ‘lightweight’ programming language, and very efficient in terms of resource consumption. It requires significantly fewer resources compared to Java which also reduces the load on the backend, making it faster.
Easier to Learn
JS is an object-based scripting language. It is relatively easier to learn and understand than other languages. It has a much smaller and simpler set of programming constructs than Java. Developers have the option to start with basic frontend development or to transition towards backend or even to become a full stack developer. Such a flexible learning curve is not offered by Java.
Technology Industry—Expanding Opportunities
As of today, software developers continue to create hundreds of libraries and frameworks so that JS may be used in their respective domains, such as animation, virtual reality, gaming and even machine learning. It has built a loyal community of developers who are interested in trying out new things but do not want to invest a lot of time learning new languages from scratch. Upcoming frameworks such as Cyclon.js may soon be used to work on IoT or maybe even robotics.
Ready to Hire Java Developers?
Five to ten years ago, new developers would learn JS primarily for its simplicity. Today, it is a preferred programming language, and IT recruiters are keen to have their software engineering jobs benefit fully from the rich features of JS. A strong command over JS is considered a plus when assessing technology talent. According to some predictions, its React Framework will continue to make great strides even as Java developers continue to break new ground.
Author Bio - Nayyara Rahman is a management and technology professional with a focus on digital services. Her work in integrating marketing and technology is aimed at making organizations more efficient, accountable and transparent. She is also an award-winning author and researcher whose contribution has been acknowledged on several prestigious international forums.