This is an awesome time to be a developer! The distinction between rich-client web, desktop, and mobile applications is narrowing. Web developers can now develop cross-platform desktop apps using web technologies. Mac developers, can now develop for the sexiest mobile phone on earth. And you have access to APIs and services that let you map the world, create real-time, multi-user experiences, and augment and expand reality in previously unimaginable ways.
Are you excited yet?
You’ve got dynamic, rapid languages and frameworks like Python, Django, PHP, Rails, Objective-C and mature development environments like XCode, Visual Studio, and Eclipse. You have commodity hardware, commodity software, and free access to more information at your fingertips than has ever been available. And you have access to infinitely-scalable utility computing resources the likes of which only the largest corporations have hitherto been able to afford. Yes, this is definitely a wonderful time to a be a developer.
Join Aral as he shares with you the tools, technologies, and trends that excite him the most in 2009 and beyond. Get inspired, get motivated, then go out and build the next great thing to add your own page to this most exciting chapter in the history of the Internet.