Do you know what is trending today? Do you know what is new? Do you care?
As developers we live in a crazy world where technologies and ideas fly at the speed of light. If you are not paying attention you will miss out on the new ideas.
Hash-tags, Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn and Facebook; these are some tools of the modern world and they can help define our chosen professions. If you have not embraced these fore mentioned tools, you will miss out. How are you keeping up? Are you relying on your everyday work or are you digging into the realms of social media to see what is trending? The printed press like magazines, journals and newspapers are not cutting any more because of the pace of change. By the time you read it, it is history.
Social media is trending the new ideas, tools and techniques at a pace that is baffling. If you are a developer and you have not embraced social media, you are probably missing out on a lot of great stuff. Managers are now asking you in interviews; How you are learning new things and keeping in the know? If you are not saying social media as a tool, you would be foolish. It is great to ramble of magazine names and school courses, but most of what is learned there I consider as historical background knowledge; you need social media to enhance your knowledge.
Are you looking for the next great idea?
Here are some interesting trends to watch: