The market for solutions for developers will get ten times larger and hundred times better.
This is another slightly unusual thing for me to link to, as it's focused on software engineering and not specifically data. But I'm an avid reader of Erik's blog and loved this post.
His statement (above) is absolutely true. The flywheel of tooling for software engineers is spinning fast and it's only going to spin faster. As such, it is an absolutely fantastic time to be someone who writes code for a living—your tools are increasing your individual capabilities explosively. This is one of the reasons that I asserted, four years ago now, that analytics is a subfield of software engineering. Modern humans process data using computers, and the most expressive way of instructing a computer is to write code.
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