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Our Chief Architect, James Brown, has a great post up at the Wired Innovations blog on the top three technologies that you must study this year. The article has been popular and the folks over at Docker even highlighted the piece in their weekly roundup. James argues that Docker, the Go programming language, and NSA thwarting technologies should be on DevOps and IT pros’ study lists.

Docker is the red hot open source containerization platform (incidentally, Docker was highlighted at our last AWS Boulder-Denver Meetup on February 25 by Gabe Monroy from OpDemand – one of the more significant contributors to Docker, outside of the internal Docker team.

Go is a programming language that has been around for a few years, but is seemingly making huge strides in the IT community. It’s a highly efficient language and perfect for a lot of Web-scale apps. Go is the language that our team at JumpCloud uses for our Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS) platform in the Identity-as-a-Service category. Go allows us to deliver functionality quicker and allows us to support multiple platforms more easily (e.g. our Windows, Mac, and Linux agents for user management and device control).

And, of course, just about everybody is thinking about what to do with all of the NSA news around cyber-espionage. It’s a good list and one that DevOps and IT pros may want to add to their on-going education.

Your List of Technologies of 2014

What technologies do you think we should be studying this year? Let us know!

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