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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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The "No Code" Delusion

- Alex Hudson tl;dr: Alex considers the "no code" discussions a "pipe dream," not seeing any tangible evidence. Certain tools have replaced software e.g. Zapier. With software, the "devil is in the details" and that cannot be replicated.

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How Is Computer Programming Different Today Than 20 Years Ago?

- Sedat Kapanoglu tl;dr: A laundry list of changes seen by Sedat, including this - "being a software development team now involves all team members performing a mysterious ritual of standing up together for 15 minutes in the morning and drawing occult symbols with post-its." You can bypass the paywall by clicking the link in this tweet.

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The Future Of The Web, Isn’t The Web

- Terence Eden tl;dr: The current web paradigm places web browsers as the access point for users to get information. In the near future, we'll see a diversity of user agents and devices (e.g. cars, microwaves, etc...) pull information straight off of web pages. 

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Good Times Create Weak Men

- Nikita Prokopov tl;dr: Minor bugs in both Apple and Amazon's products highlight a systemic organizational problem. New generations of programmers in larger institutions aren't transferred relevant information about previous projects that are the basis of current ones. 

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The Danger of “Simplicity”

tl;dr: We promote simplicity but don't define it. The word arises when programmers believe that concepts should be integral to a language due to their own needs. Every decision to simplify something results in a cost. "Simplicity is not simple." 

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