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Essential Skills for Successful Modern Application Development

Published: 12 March 2019

ID: G00349892

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley


Digital transformation drives application developers to embrace new skills and strengthen existing ones. Technical professionals focused on application architecture and development must cultivate DevOps, AI/ML, APIs, agile and modernization skills that improve architecture, development and delivery.

Table Of Contents


  • Selecting Relevant and Effective Skills
  • Essential Application Development Skills
    • Learn the Core App Development Skills First
    • Learn These Valuable App Development Skills Soon
    • Explore These Specialized and Emerging App Development Skills
  • Skill Evaluation Details
    • Relevance of the Skill
    • Alignment
    • Positive Impact on Development
    • Learning Curve
    • Impedance to Apply


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