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Are Developers Coming Back to Microsoft?

Are Developers Coming Back to Microsoft?

Developer interest in C# has declined sharply since its peak in 2012 according to data from the TIOBE index.  As one former .NET developer wrote back in 2015, this precipitous decline in due to the rise of cloud-native application frameworks and mobile platforms where...

Private Cloud is Undead

Private Cloud is Undead

As I was reading the recent article by preeminent cloud expert Bernard Golden predicting the long, slow demise of private cloud, I was reminded of the “Bring out your dead” scene in Monty Python’s Holy Grail.   In that scene, the old man who is still very much alive...

How Digital Advertisers Destroyed Themselves

How Digital Advertisers Destroyed Themselves

It’s one of those weird things. I can remember the exact moment when I stopped using Yahoo forever.  It was many years ago on the day that Yahoo placed a new and intrusive advertisement on its home page.  This particular ad was at the time beyond anything I had ever...

Your Startup Can Succeed With Offshore Development Teams

Your Startup Can Succeed With Offshore Development Teams

A headline reads “We gave all of our most boring and tedious work to people we never met, and here is what happened next”.  Let me guess: a total failure? Recently there have been a few rather nasty articles deriding offshore development teams.  As an entrepreneur in...

2015 Year of the Whale and Other Disruptive Trends in IT

2015 Year of the Whale and Other Disruptive Trends in IT

The year 2014 was as a very exciting period in cloud computing as several emerging technologies and trends began to shape the future of IT.  In late 2014 the overarching trend disrupting technology and industries everywhere is still the growth of software.  Software...