Way back on the Ides of March 2006, I started at DevExpress in my current position of CTO (“What? Stuck? No promotions since then?” Etc.). Six years to the day. A lot of things have happened during that time but, rather than look back in a semi self-congratulatory way (which, after all, is boring to anyone but me), I want to look forward over the next few years – in essence the remit of what a CTO should do: identifying trends and technologies to watch and follow. To be honest, though, my predictions aren’t really going to impress
anyone who already follows the tech news and blogs. And, yes, I dare say there’ll be some “well, if the CTO is saying *this*, why the heck are DevExpress doing *that*” moments. First off, the big thing is the move away from desktops and laptops to tablets. We’re already seeing this trend in the retail space: Horace Dediu in Asymco, using some very conservative assumptions, recently estimated that sales of tablet units would overtake sales of traditional PCs in fall 2013, some eighteen months away. [When will tablets outsell traditional PCs?
]. Already we are starting to see what’s...(Read whole news on source site)