Replace * with whatever technology and play!
That’s the game proposed by Michael Chaize in his article Flexcursion with Apache commenting Flex SDK given to Apache:
Here is my TOP 5 list of the dead technologies:
“.NET is dead” is the big winner with 576000 search results on Google. Congratulations.
“JAVA is dead” is following with 138.000 results. I can hardly feel this trend from Devoxx and the 3200 Java developers around me
“PHP is dead” is a little child with only 35.600 results.
“Ruby is dead” is in the same range with 30.700 results.
“AJAX is dead” generates 6500 results.
So we are newbies in this competition as “Flex is dead” only displays 5000 results I’m kidding of course, it’s a stupid analysis but it highlights that you shouldn’t always trust online articles about technologies lives.
The trend for mobile apps
Regarding the illustration of this article, it was based on the fact that more and more people are using mobile apps than browser to get information:
Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.
An evolution that is also described in the article « Mobile Web versus Desktop Web » on The Tech Journal.
Mobile app use trumping web browsing for the first time and time spent with mobile apps per day per person reached an average of 81 minutes compared to 74 minutes on the Web.
The article on Wired also analysed a trend in technology:
Personaly, I guess there will be another column on the right for multiplatform…