I’ve been a commercial programmer for too many years. Lived through the rise of personal computing, emergence of internet, survived internet bubbles and am the proud owner of many generations of feature / smart phones.
I’d say I’ve been pretty fortunate to be doing custom work. The market isn’t that big in Australia.
Times are more interesting then ever. So many new technologies like machine learning, affordable cloud computing / services.
Theres not only an app but an API for whatever crosses the mind.
So as a programmer its getting harder and harder to work out whats worth investing time in. Let alone working out what will pay.
But I’m excited to find out either way.