Blockchain, Kubernetes, and machine learning / artificial intelligence are ascendant areas that warrant your attention. In addition, open source remains a vital part of the technology landscape.
Highlights from Magoulas' presentation include:
Blockchain usage is up more than 450% on O'Reilly's learning platform from last year. "What's interesting about blockchain is that it's not only up, it's up a lot more than bitcoin," Magoulas said. "Our community is really thinking about it from a development standpoint." (04:45 and 08:45)
Interest on the learning platform in TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, and reinforcement learning suggests machine learning / artificial intelligence is maturing as organizations commit to this area. (06:56)
The AWS / cloud technology space is well established, but Magoulas said "it's almost acting like an emerging technology" based on the usage data. "We think the cloud has a lot of legs." (07:49)
You can see all of Magoulas' findings in the video above. — Mac Slocum