That's what she said !

The future of computing? Y'all will riding coattail of big

companies. Y'all will be writing code based on 3rd party APIs.

https://aws.amazon.com/
Permalink Bibimbap 
December 4th, 2017 12:07pm
Correct, the future for the majority of coders is stitching together various frameworks.
Permalink Coding Phase 
December 4th, 2017 12:10pm
That has been the present of software development for over a decade.
Permalink Simulacrum 
December 4th, 2017 12:39pm
Longer. When Windows rose up as a development culture in the early 90s it became all about products on your resume, not actual technical skills or things you could build. Programming has been product vendor focused for over 20 years.

Kinda the same in open source, which substitutes projects and distributions for companies and vendors.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
December 4th, 2017 12:42pm
AWS is like the OS now.
Permalink NPR 
December 4th, 2017 2:01pm
So what?
Permalink Shylock 
December 4th, 2017 2:57pm
Your job has been robotized. Please advance to the next unemployment office.
Permalink BibimbapClinton 
December 4th, 2017 3:06pm
I don't understand why you linked to AWS though. AWS is fuckin' awesome, as an aside.
Permalink Simulacrum 
December 4th, 2017 3:07pm
Are you using AWS currently? Which service do you use?
Permalink BibimbapClinton 
December 4th, 2017 3:08pm
EC2, S3, route 53, the load balancer and elastic IPs, occasionally lambda, I've used their data products but our purpose made our own instances more suitable, among others.
Permalink Simulacrum 
December 4th, 2017 3:12pm
We used EC2 in the past as database server. However, we found it is too slow comparing to the real physical DB server that we have. We stopped using EC2.
Permalink BibimbapClinton 
December 4th, 2017 3:14pm
At the smaller scale AWS is really overpriced for the return, because the project likely isn't taking advantage of geographic regions, redundancy or the flexibility. For bigger projects, though, the ability to script out the most powerful of scenarios with ease, distribute across the globe (not just static resources, but logic), etc -- to replicate that yourself would be incredibly expensive.

But on a machine to machine basis, leasing a giant server from Dell and putting it in a colo site is vastly cheaper.
Permalink Simulacrum 
December 4th, 2017 3:31pm
Thanks man! That was useful info.
Permalink BibimbapClinton 
December 4th, 2017 3:33pm
Just like pilots. If they could replace us with robots, they would have already.
Permalink Shylock 
December 4th, 2017 4:21pm
Are you comparing programming to piloting an airplane???
Permalink BibimbapClinton 
December 4th, 2017 4:29pm
> Just like pilots. If they could replace us with robots, they would have already.

I don't quite get the comment.

Many many programming jobs have been replaced by improved technology.
Permalink Bunker 
December 4th, 2017 8:36pm
> Just like pilots. If they could replace us with robots, they would have already.

> don't quite get the comment.

Here is what I BELIEVE poster Shylock meant by that statement. Airplanes have autopilot technology which allows a plane to fly without human intervention. That said, pilots are still needed for emergency situations. Also, I believe that most (if not all) still manually takeoff and land their airplane.
Permalink One Programmer's Opinion 
December 4th, 2017 8:55pm
It's interesting that the US military is buying more drones than piloted planes.

My guess is it will happen in commercial flight but incrementally, there might be someone sat in the pilots seat but they won't really be flying the plane.
Permalink libtard_uk 
December 5th, 2017 7:07am
Coming back to the original point I've noticed a lot of job applications have AWS or Azure as one of the requirements now.
Permalink libtard_uk 
December 5th, 2017 7:08am

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