I Hope This Bubble Kills The App


Thu, Mar 31st, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Adam Conrad, a C# and Ruby on Rails developer, has had it up to here with all the talk of a "tech bubble" and just how useless web development seems to have become.

When I started making websites back when the internet came on a CD, repeating backgrounds were all the rage and you were a god if you could get JavaScript to work on your site. All of that hard work inspired you to create something meaningful with the limited resources you had. And it's still true today: you don't need HTML 5 Canvas or an elaborate concurrent chat server written in Erlang to make an impact (see Craigslist or Wikipedia for details). Yet in the same way that Myspace has given a soapbox to crappy musicians, so has the Lean Startup Movement and the incredibly low cost of development given anyone with a pulse a belief that they too can become the next Mark Zuckerburg. But hey, I guess that's what happens when you make the web so accessible that anyone thinks he can do it, too. Hence, the birth of the "App".



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