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Coding Dojo Research Reveals Hiring Limitations of Learning a Single Coding Language

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BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coding Dojo, a premier coding school for aspiring software developers, today released results of its research into coding language requirements for job openings at the largest U.S. companies. It found that none of the top 25 companies in the Fortune 500 use just one coding language for products and services, and that on average they rely on four different languages.

"Much like any tool or application, companies use different coding languages for different requirements; there's not a one-size-fits-all option," noted Coding Dojo Head of Curriculum Speros Misirlakis. "While specific jobs might focus on a particular language, this research shows that a single language could be a long term dead-end.  Aspiring and existing developers must learn coding's common building blocks and ultimately become fluent in multiple languages to have the adaptability and flexibility for a successful career."

Coding Dojo found that JavaScript is the most listed coding language in software developer job openings at Fortune 25 companies, followed in order by Java, Python, Ruby and Perl. Java, a 20 plus year old server-side language for backend development, is likely the most popular overall – all Android apps are based on it and technology analyst firm IDC says 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Java.

Coding Dojo's research shows the following hiring plans for software developers at the Fortune 25:

  1. Walmart – Four coding languages; 1) Java, 2) JavaScript, 3) Python 4) Perl
  2. Berkshire Hathaway – N/A
  3. Apple – Six coding languages; 1) JavaScript, 2) Python, 3) Java, 4) Perl, 5) Ruby, 6) PHP
  4. Exxon Mobil – Four coding languages; 1-tie) Matlab and R, 2) C#, 3) C/C++
  5. McKesson – Two coding languages; 1) Java, 2) JavaScript
  6. UnitedHealth Group – Three coding languages; 1) JavaScript, 2) Java, 3) Python
  7. CVS Health – Three coding languages; 1) JavaScript, 2) Java, 3) Swift
  8. General Motors – No traditional developer jobs
  9. AT&T – Four coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) JavaScript, 4) Perl
  10. Ford Motor – Seven coding languages; 1) Python, 2) Java, 3) JavaScript, 4) C#, 5) Ruby, 6) C++, 7) Objective-C
  11. AmerisourceBergen – Two coding languages; 1) C#, 2) JavaScript
  12. Amazon.com – Six coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) JavaScript, 4) C++, 5) Ruby, 6) Swift
  13. General Electric – Three coding languages; 1) Java, 2) JavaScript, 3) Python
  14.  Verizon Communications – Five coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) JavaScript, 4) Swift, 5) PHP
  15.  Cardinal Health – Four coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) JavaScript, 4) Perl
  16. Costco – Four coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) JavaScript, 4) C
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance – Two coding languages; 1) Java, 2) JavaScript
  18. Kroger – No traditional developer jobs
  19. Chevron – Two coding languages; 1-tie) JavaScript and Python
  20. Fannie Mae – Four coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) Perl, 4) Ruby
  21. J.P. Morgan Chase – Six coding languages; 1) Java, 2) JavaScript, 3) Python, 4) Perl, 5) Swift, 6) Ruby
  22. Express Scripts Holding – Two coding languages; 1) JavaScript, 2) Java
  23. Home Depot – Six coding languages; 1) JavaScript, 2) Python, 3) Java, 4) C#, 5) PHP, 6) Ruby
  24. Boeing – Five coding languages; 1) Java, 2) JavaScript, 3) Ruby, 4) Perl, 5) Python
  25. Wells Fargo – Four coding languages; 1) Java, 2) Python, 3) JavaScript, 4) C# 

Methodology
In order to arrive at its findings, Coding Dojo analyzed the coding requirements for all software developer listings for the top 25 companies on the Fortune 500 on job website Indeed.com in early December 2017. Three of the Fortune 25 did not have developer openings listed at Indeed.com during that period.

About Coding Dojo
Coding Dojo, a premier coding school, believes anyone can learn to code with the right resources and motivation. Through more than ten years of curriculum refinement, it is the only coding bootcamp to teach three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Since 2012, thousands of Coding Dojo students from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels have been transformed into professional developers who go on to be hired by startups and world-class companies like Amazon, Apple, Disney, Google, JPMorgan Chase and Uber. Coding Dojo has campuses in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Tulsa and Washington D.C. It is one of the fastest growing startups with recognition in rankings like the GeekWire 200. Go to codingdojo.com to learn more.

Media Contact
Andrew Goss
Voxus PR for Coding Dojo
agoss@voxuspr.com
253.444.5446

 

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