How Software is Different
This follows up on my posting From Computers to Software
When I worked in the Computer Industry, in Silicon Valley in the Nineties – the companies I worked for had plenty of Software Engineers. But they were turning out junk – and were determined to continue that way. Many ways of creating better software were available to them – but they were ignored.
Gradually, this changed. Good software was good for business – and money talked. This change occurred after I left the Valley, and moved to Costa Rica. But I kept up on the latest Software developments. This is not hard, I have a fast Internet connection, and the latest developments pour into my inbox.
Right now, for example, I am learning Rails, which is defined on Wikipedia as:
That’s a lot, but there are plenty of books and courses to help you along, and make it easy. The main thing, is to get a feel for where Software is going – and the only way to do that, is to get your feet wet.
This is the wave of the future, and if you want to be there, you have to surf that wave. The gap between the haves and the have nots is wider than ever.
And this is determined mostly by their proficiency in Software.