João Freitas

The following is a retrospective on the development S-Curve. The author critizes developers of trying to hype new technologies, following a trend-based development, instead of getting hands dirty and try what is currently available, as most developers/companies still use old (but stable) technology.

“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson.

Many of us spend our time at the very beginning of technology S-curves – debating the next foundational model, the next edge runtime, and the next framework.

Sometimes that early focus makes it challenging to recognize the growth and maturity parts of the S-curve.

Most developers:

Most companies

There’s still a lot of growth left in many of these trends, and there’s still a lot of work to bring them to the masses.

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