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What programming language to learn in 2018

As a developer you have a tough life. Yes, there's some positivie stuff as well: Everyone wants to hire you and the're even paying good money, you can work from home in our pyjama's most of the time, or work from the other side of the world, you get to do what you kind of want to do anyway, even if you don't get paid for it.

But then there's the technology you're working with. It's changing. And not a little bit, no, it changing at a pace nobody can keep up with. You're constantly betting on which programming language to learn. So am I. And this year it's going to be the following two. I already have a little bit experience with them, but I need to get better.


Vue.js is the one I'm most exited about. It feel really natural building apps with this framework. As a matter of fact. My goal for this year is 1) finally launch my personal website with portfolio and maybe an integrated version of this blog, and 2) convert the very crude looking, but very functional, backend to Vue.js.


What can't be missing from this list is React. It seems to be the one thing people ask for in job interviews. Even recruiters seem to have chatched up with the technology and know the difference between Java and JavaScript and a couple have asked my if I know React.

That's it?

Yep, that's it. You need to focus. And you have work to do. If there's anything else I want to to this year it's focussing on Node.js. I have a Party Directory website I'm working on, a Job Board, an app and those are only my side projects. It's going to be a busy year.