20 Years of Web Development with Avdi Grimm and Sarah Mei
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- Sarah Mei: Founder of RailsBridge, Director of Ruby Central, Software Architect at Salesforce.
- Avdi Grimm: Creator of the RubyTapas Screencast Series and author of Exceptional Ruby and Confident Ruby. avdi.codes.
What has changed in web development in the last 20 years, and what do those changes say about the next 20? I recently realized that Avdi Grimm, the head chef of Ruby Tapas, Sarah Mei, of Ruby Central and Salesforce, and I all began our professional careers within a couple of weeks of each other in August 1998. I wanted to talk to them about what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. I was curious as to whether our different career paths led to similar observations. We talk about open source, agile, dynamic languages, distributed systems and how they’ve all changed or haven’t changed the developer’s experience.
02:19 - First Software Job Education and Experiences
09:25 - What has changed? What is easier/harder?
20:16 - What has changed in Product Management?
27:22 - Processor Speed
32:24 - What has stayed the same?
40:20 - Typed Languages
42:48 - What is going to change over the next 5-10 years?