More and more times I’m starting to think, that the world we knew never will back again. The thing I’m talking about is the computers world we know, computer science and all things around. Few cases below:
1. I like few computer games which gives me some challenges, especially I’m a fan of Heroes series with wonderful Heroes 3 in it. The thing which recently happened is the thing I never thought could happen, the game was brought into browser! Just take a look: http://us.heroes-online.com/. I played few hours in first test stage and the game is really awesome. The more awesome fact is that I didn’t download anything to my computer and new patches just appeared (with some small breaks but who cares;) ! The technology used to is FLASH, so with FLASH, HTML5 we now have a power to do even the most complicated things (games) in browser – that’s amazing!
3. The way of how we are storing data. With Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, iCloud, InSync, Box … who cares know about CD, DVD and even memory sticks?
The things which I’m still using on desktop:
– VM Ware player
– yEd Graph Editor
– development tools, like IDEs, Fiddler etc.
– Notepad++ still, but I’m looking for some web alternative
– Dropbox, Google Drive
And few less significant:
5. Linkedin, no more CV. Facebook, no more problems with remembering birthdays … 😉
6. Smartphones, Kindles, tablets, changing the way of how we communicate, how we travel, how we read books, newspapers, how we are using camera, how we are watching movies, lectures, etc.
7. GitHub, changed the way how we are coding, how we are storing the code.
8. Google Authenticator, LastPass changing the way how we are managing passwords, making our accounts more secure.
9. Heroku, Google App Engine, RedHat OpenShift – host for free and then pay if you would like to expand …
And more …
It is the good thing to realize in how amazing times we are living, especially for the developers. The another thing is, never ever before it was so easy to become a software developer, and never ever before it was so good to be such one, in the center of all this changes.