LinkedIn’s data shows that Flutter, Android Design, and Angular Material are among the fastest growing skills for software engineers

LinkedIn’s data shows that Flutter, Android Design, and Angular Material are among the fastest growing skills for software engineers

For so many years, Java has been the only officially supported programming language for Android. True, some developers used third-party libraries and different environments, but most of the applications are still made in native Java code. Then we saw the spike in Kotlin usage. Now it’s time for yet another successor, which may actually shake things up. Flutter is an SDK created by Google to make applications more universal and easier to develop. It also happens to be the first-party solution on Google’s next major operating system, Fuchsia. According to the newest statistics from LinkedIn, Flutter is now the fastest growing skill among software engineers.

Honestly, I’m not surprised that Flutter took the market by storm. I noticed a lot of Android developers were leaning to the newest and fanciest frameworks. Android Design sits at the second place of the list. Apparently, developers felt the urge to master the art of Material Design in order to develop beautiful apps. Then come the NUXT.JS framework and CD/CI development, which is not relevant to us. The fifth place is taken by Angular Material – a framework which lets you put the material design into the web.

Alongside the list, LinkedIn also suggests recommended learning courses for the specified subjects. All of them are hosted on the company’s website itself, and you can get them by either buying them or subscribing to LinkedIn Premium (much better deal). If you’re a developer and still haven’t looked into Flutter, you’re missing out on a lot. It offers a cross-platform development environment, as well as widgets and much easier code to help you get the most out of your skills. If you’re thinking about getting started, Google has great documentation here.


Source: LinkedIn Learning Blog

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