15 hot programming trends -- and 15 that are going cold

Hot or not? From the Web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev
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15 hot programming trends -- and 15 going cold

In the world of technology, rigor, science, math, and precision rule over fad. But that's not to say programming is a profession devoid of trends. Driven by greater efficiency, increased customization, and ease-of-use, new technologies are continuously rising in hopes of eclipsing previous generations.

What follows is a list of what's hot -- and what's not -- among today's programmers. Not everyone will agree with what's A-listed, what's D-listed, and what's been left out. But that's what makes programming an endlessly fascinating profession: rapid change, passionate debate, sudden comebacks.

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