RIP Philo

latest development trends (alleged)

https://www.digitalocean.com/currents/june-2018/

I pretty much had some kind of objection to everything they said in this document. Primary problem is all the "trends" are hype and BS.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 3:10pm
Q: "Which container orchestration platform do you primarily use?"

(Hint: this one is the most popular https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubernetes)

None because I'm not hip enough.

Claim: "Bootcamp participants feel more prepared for the workforce than college graduates."

Let's just not say why that might be. Could it be related to that people who have never done plumbing say that it is probably easy and they'd be good at it. Or the phenomenon of armchair economists who once read a couple Kruger articles and are now ready to implement Socialism in the US.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 3:14pm
This "digitalocean" website wants to be some modern equivalent of the old "computer magazines". Their bleeding edge article for today will look just as pathetic in a few years as some random Byte magazine issue.

Let's say April 1978: https://archive.org/details/BYTE_Vol_03-04_1978-04_Robot_Simulation

Optimization man, optimization is da shit! And tables. And self-modifying code. Actually self-modifying code was da shit yesterday, today AVOIDING self-modifying code is da shit.

And so on.
Permalink Io 
July 9th, 2018 3:20pm
Digital Ocean's actually a "cloud host" or "cloud computing platform".

This container stuff being the new trend and totally replacing standard server design, what sort of platforms are people working on that requires such an extravagant architecture? If you are working on something so big it needs that, you are amazon or google or facebook and own your own servers.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 3:53pm
I think we can all agree that configuring and maintaining a server is difficult and costly and requires hiring people who know about that stuff, which are hard to find.

So the new trend is "serverless" computing. No servers involved.

Your customers access your website without having to contact any servers at all. Instead your pages are delivered to them via rambutan frigates ascensioning on the distributed modular orchestration platform. This goes way beyond anything people could do with cloud computing and is a million times easier. Projects configure themselves!
Permalink Reality Check 
July 9th, 2018 3:57pm
Serverless computing is not ambitious enough. I'm looking forward to computerless computing. Or even more cutting edge: computingless computing.
Permalink Io 
July 10th, 2018 12:37am
>> Programmers [...] are just as likely to be distracted by something new and shiny as anybody from the fashion industry.

https://blog.codinghorror.com/the-magpie-developer/

"I've often thought that software developers were akin to Magpies, birds notorious for stealing shiny items to decorate their complex nests. Like Magpies, software developers are unusually smart and curious creatures, almost by definition. But we are too easily distracted by shiny new toys and playthings."
Permalink Io 
July 10th, 2018 5:43am
Ooh shiny!
Permalink Chris Escobar 
July 10th, 2018 6:10am
Their demographic sample is so biases that it renders all their results pure BS.
Permalink Random Lurker 
July 10th, 2018 8:02am
But highly relevant for their demographic: gay vegan SJWs.
Permalink Io 
July 10th, 2018 9:35am

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