How startups can predict what developer tools the enterprise will use in the future

MATT ASAY |

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"Technologies go out of fashion with hipster hackers pretty quickly, but these same developers can serve as a crystal ball to decipher tomorrow's mainstream enterprise technologies. Tim O'Reilly has long signaled the importance of ""watching the alpha geeks"" to gauge where technology is headed, and HackerNews' whoishiring discussion threads give a glimpse into what these developers are doing. Web developer Ryan Williams regularly culls this data to find insights into emerging technology leaders, and recently released results for May 2016. In them we see a lot of interest in Postgres, React, and Docker, but will this translate into enterprise adoption?"

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