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What's a promising area that you are investing in for the future?

mbcrump profile image Michael Crump 惻1 min read

What's an area that you think you should invest in for the future?

Twitter

For example, I remember I created an account on Twitter when a majority of developers weren't there yet. I even remember other folks from the team laugh that I created an account on Twitter and look where it is today.

Mobile Apps

Another example could be mobile applications back in 2010. I was lucky enough to see the trend and get rooted in native mobile development and then started learning web apps and cross-platform apps for mobile.

Live Streaming

Recently, I feel that live streaming coding is a way of the future and just like Twitter was "back in the day" there is only a tiny fraction of developers on there.

Instagram

I'm also under the belief that Instagram could be a Twitter replacement as my current Instagram feed is a majority of developers sharing short notes, tips as they do on Twitter.

What do you think?

So what do you think? Note that this also doesn't have to relate to a programming career, as it could be a financial strategy (such as stocks, bonds, etc).

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Timothy McGrath

Our industry moves so fast that it is impossible to keep up with anything. I don't try to learn every new language and frameworkm I focus on .NET, because that is my day job, but I try to always improve in more general programming and architecture concepts too. So, things that would be useful even in a non .NET position. I believe that as long as I maintain a strong and current foundation switching languages and frameworks should be doable.

I love DevOps and that is something that is necessary for any development job, so I believe it is something worth investing in. Bringing good DevOps practices to a job can make a big impact.

And then outside of my career stuff, I try to improve my investing skills. I work for a company that automates trading for individual investors, so it is a great opportunity to learn and it is a great skill to have because turning your existing money into more money can be an excellent additional income stream.

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Michael Crump Author

Very good points.

I've also started to invest more in DevOps and learn some of the lingo/toolings/process to help me with other projects.

+1 to investing skills - I've focused more on learning how to save and started several small (low-risk) investments.

Anyone else?

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Patryk

PWAs (and IndexedDb). Not so much invest as in money, but time to learn, at least.

I think offline data access will be very important for the next few years.

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Michael Crump Author

Iā€™m starting to see more and more companies thinking about offline data access. Especially in the IoT space.