THE language of the web
Without this amazing language, businesses would be at a loss. Companies depend on languages like this to interact with their customers in today’s world.
Web browsers are built to understand HTML and CSS and convert those languages into a visual display on the screen. To do this, the browser uses what’s called a layout or rendering engine. This is the part of the web browser that understands HTML and CSS.
In our example, we use the document object to write to the screen twice. The first time we write some HTML formatted text to the screen. The second time we write the sum of two numbers to the screen.
The digital skills gap
Even before Covid-19 arrived, the demand for developers was huge. In Europe, the prediction was that there would be a need for more than 700,000 extra digitally skilled workers by the year 2020. Well, we’re well beyond 2020 now. A recent report from the World Economic Forum – which they created in October 2020 – suggests that by 2025, automation and technology will displace 85 million current roles. However, herein lies the extra opportunity for career changers. The WEF predicts that 97 million more-technology focused roles will replace these roles.
If you’ve been contemplating a change of career, software development is one of the most in-demand roles in the world. No matter what industry you’re looking at, there is a need for developers to build the technologies, websites, and more.