How many times have wondered what will be the next hot technology of tomorrow? How many times have you climbed a new learning curve just to find out that there is a dead end behind?
Predicting the next trends in technology is almost as hard as predicting a stock price in Stock Market. Nonetheless, like the real brokers, people in IT ecosystem may have similar tools that expose the market momentum in new technologies.
One of this tool is the indeed.com. Indeed.com is a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards. But the most interesting part on the Indeed website is the possibility to analyze trends on the job market.
All you have to do is to navigate to http://www.indeed.com/jobanalytics/jobtrends and enter two or more technologies you have to compare. Then press find trends and automatically a new graph will be created showing the comparison of those 2 trends.
If I take as an example the market need for people that know Glassfish Vs JBoss the following graph will show that there are much more job offerings for JBoss than Glassfish.
On the other hand if we compare the momentum of Glassfish as a percentage of growth we will see that it is much higher than JBoss.