ITWorld.com has a great article that discusses how different development is in today's world as compared to say 10 years ago. They focus on the fact that Linux is at the core of so many devices these days how can you know what hardware platform your app will need to run on? The article asks lots of interesting quesitons and has some ideas of where we are going. Where do you think we are headed? Is having so many different ways to use linux, i.e. Phones, Laptops, tablets, making it harder or easier to program?
Here are ten new ones to look at over on inforworld.com. While new languages come out all the time there are only two on this list that anyone here at linuxinstall.net had even heard of. Before you decide to build your next startup on one of these make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. The road to today's modern languages is paved with the dead languages that came before them.
While surfing around the other day looking for stories about the Amazon Outage I came across this story about how SmugMug managed to come through it basicly unaffected. The article is written by Don MacAskill acording to his LinkedIn Profile he is Co-Founder, CEO, & Chief Geek at SmugMug. The article goes through a lot of inforation and I warn you now that it is a long article. I suggest reading it so that you can start understanding the limitations in the Cloud and what can be done to avoid it. (Tip: Read the links to the Forum Posts. A lot of the comments are pretty bad.)
When you get done with this one check out this post from Joe Stump,a former Digg employee and currently at SimpleGeo. He talks about how people should have planned for this type of event. It's a great read with awesome points.(Also much shorter ;) )