/Industry Trend

The Great Software Stagnation

- Jonathan Edwards tl;dr: "Those of us who worked in the 70’s-90’s surfed endless waves of revolutionary changes." Yet, since 1996, software has stagnated due to the internet boom. "New technology takes a long time and is very risky," and the smart ambitious programmers "flooded to Silicon Valley," incentivized by VC money.

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2020 Learnings, 2021 Expectations

- Chris Short tl;dr: Chris evaluates his 2020 predictions, and lays out his thoughts for 2021 - 5G and Edge will have significant impact, ARM will have a bigger 2021, live streaming becomes the norm, and the Developer Educator becomes a title.

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The State Of The Octoverse 2020

tl;dr: Github releases its state of the union in three reports - work life balance, open source communities and software security.

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Writing JavaScript Tools In Other Languages – A New Trend?

- Axel Rauschmayer tl;dr: Benefits of using other languages: (1) Can be compiled to native binaries which have faster startup times. (2) Native binaries also usually run considerably faster than JS code. (3) Many languages make it much easier to parallelize code.

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An Opinionated History Of Programming Languages

- Ramkumar Ramachandra tl;dr: Ramkumar visualizes the evolution of programming languages and categorizes each into one of the following - a root language, one unlikely to to influence the future, a dying language, a "toy", a candidate for the future, or a mature one.

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The Three Characteristics Of Fast Growing Programming Languages

- Stephen O'Grady tl;dr: (1) Assimilation: languages that are able to intermingle with large existing language communities e.g. Typescript.(2) Security: Languages with built in security capabilities e.g. Kotlin (3) Versatility: ability to traverse a wide range of use cases e.g. Java.

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Building Companies In Times Of Change

- Reid Hoffman tl;dr: LinkedIn founder discusses notable trends during this period - a move towards distributed founding teams, rise of telehealth, and more.

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The State Of Developer Ecosystem 2020

tl;dr: "Feedback from 19,696 developers whom we surveyed helped us identify the latest trends around tools, technologies, programming languages."

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State of Software Engineers

tl;dr: Demand for AR/VR and gaming engineering roles are growing fastest, insight into salaries based on location and other trends

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Open Source Licenses: 2019 Year In Review

- Luis Villa tl;dr: Luis outlines key trends in OS including (1) growth in China (2) shifts within the main OS organizations (3) push for ethical licenses and more.

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