December 17, 2013

IDC: World’s Software Developer Population Now 18.5 Million

Analyst firm IDC has published new research about the software development labor market. The company believes there are 18.5 million software developers in the world. Approximately 11 million of those people are professionals, and 7.5 million are hobbyists. Broken down by country, the U.S. is home to more to developers

Impending OpenStack Implosion: More Detail

I’m getting some pushback on my recent prediction that OpenStack will implode as a result of its inability to innovate sufficiently to keep up with the marketplace. I admit I’m sticking my neck out a bit on this one, but the basic idea is that OpenStack has been driving toward