IDG Contributor Network: Back to the future of application development

A great line from the movie Back to the Future is when Doc says, “Then tell me, future boy, who’s president of the United States in 1985?”

While I can’t predict who the president of the U.S. will be even 10 years from now, I can tell you that the role of the application developer will change drastically, as smart, new technologies become entrenched in every corner of the business world, as they will be in the consumer ones.

Are app developers’ days numbered?

Just as Marc Andreessen predicted when he said, “Software is eating the world,” the reality of a new world defined by software has come to pass. And in the next 10 years, that reality will only become larger.

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