April 24, 2012, 10:03 AM — Change never lets up in technology, and the best developers must stay atop all the latest shifts, from big data to cloud computing to consumerization and beyond. InfoWorld's experts offer guidance to programmers on trends to watch, best practices to adopt, and sins to drop. They also point out programming languages on the rise, the best areas to find tech jobs, and the business skills to master.
Whether you're banging out Cobol or hacking Node.js, one fact remains clear: Programmers must keep an eye on the latest programming trends to remain competitive in ever-shifting job markets. This survival guide rounds up the most timely skills and developments.