There has never been a better time than now to be in a technology career field. Specifically, this is the best time to be a developer. The introduction of new device platforms such as smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs has driven companies to invest in software that takes advantage of these services. This has contributed to a wave of areas, communities, and niches for developers to embed and position themselves to adapt to the next level. The development of many of these devices has driven the need for new software which is able to manipulate the more advanced hardware associated with the devices. Alternatively, software development has driven the need for more powerful hardware which continues to push our creativity new levels.
Similarly, cloud-based computing models and services have also contributed to the growth in software development and new system design. Services such as Google App Engine, Windows Azure, and Amazon Web Services allow developers to bypass usual infrastructure models and create without having to utilize their own databases, hardware, and storage. When the lines blur between development and design, Adobe Cloud Services offer an entire suite of tools built to help create and design for the Web. As software’s role continues to increase and expand, these services will continue to be offered on a pay- as-you-scale basis to developers all over the world.