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What *new* technologies do you most want to learn?

Only talking about relatively new technologies, what is most appealing to you? Why do you want to learn it?

This post is part of the Mayfield + DEV Discussion series. Please feel free to go back and answer previous questions as well.

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Sherry Day

Supabase stands out. New open source alternative to something proprietary in Firebase, but also built on top of something I'm quite comfortable with in Postgres.

Haven't had the chance to play around yet, but it hits a sweet spot for me.

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Ivan Jeremic

On the first look it seems like Supabase has no vendor lock in because it is open source but it actually is lock in because very important features are Supabase Cloud exclusive and not part of Supabase. Very sad.

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Andrew Baisden

Putting this one on my list to test out for sure.

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Sherry Day

Make a post about it if you do!

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Andrew Baisden

Putting it into Notion now so I don't forget 😁

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Marc Scholten

Also check out Thin Backend, it's similar to supabase but provides optimistic updates :)

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O. AlQudah

I really recommend learning it. Currently using it for a real project and it has been awesome.

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Peter Harrison • Edited on

PyTorch/FastAI

Machine Learning is of increasing importance. More importantly we need to work out how it can provide value to customers. PyTorch and FastAI abstract the hard stuff away to provide simplified interfaces for real world use.

Vue

Not exactly new, but new for me. I evaluated the various libraries and frameworks for client side development and settled on learning Vue because of its lean learning curve.

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Ben Halpern Author

We use FastAI for some spam detection on DEV — really incredible technology.

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Ben Halpern Author

..... Whoops, I got that mixed up in my head. We use FastText. Different tool — point remains.

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Skyler Saville

Vue was the first frontend framework that just clicked for me. It’s been my go to for years. I really didn’t feel the need to learn React, but the industry being what it is… I finally started to learn React. I still love Vue more though.

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Nico Franke

Same here! Vue has been so lovely from my experience, even more with the composition api now.
Had to learn React for a job and it's also pretty easy to pick up but not as neat as vue is. It does also have some nice things that I'd want in vue tho.

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felicio2310

I´ve been dreamin with three.js everyday....

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James 'Dante' Midzi

Eleventy... I was curious about it, I'm currently learning it now and I'll be writing articles about it

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Ben Halpern Author

Followed you to make sure I see them when you publish!

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James 'Dante' Midzi

That means I can't back out now 😅

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peerreynders

FYI: Eleventy vs. Astro

Absolutely nothing wrong with 11ty …

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Ishaan Sheikh

Machine learning, cause of its capability to solve many problems (if implemented fairly) for people.

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Vincent Villaluna

Since i just learned using docker and docker-compose tool in my project I would like to learn kubernetes to scale and manage containerdized application and make use more of docker/containerdized. I'm having fun as a developer that I'm able to do DevOps part by myself.

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aayush

Dude, Docker is a boon for developers. 🙌🙏

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James 'Dante' Midzi • Edited on

If I could just figure out how to get it running...

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aayush

Everything takes time to learn.
These two are the best resources for learning Docker.

youtube.com/watch?v=Tyy1BUEmhwg

youtube.com/watch?v=3c-iBn73dDE

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I hope this helps.

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James 'Dante' Midzi

Thank you, I'll check them out

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Amr Elmohamady

Prisma ORM

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Gabriel Andres

For me is PWA! I love the concept, when I have some free time is the next thing I will learn!

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Max F. Findel

For me it's Remix.run this year. My last three freelancing gigs I've done in Next.js and I think it's time to remix things a bit ;)

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Lyrod

Wow this landing page (on mobile at least)!

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Bruno

Seeing a lot of that

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alesbe

Tauri for sure. Is used to create multiplatform desktop applications like electron, but replacing the nodejs + chromium backend with Rust, and allows you to create the frontend with any JavaScript framework like react, it has huge performance improvements!

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Keff

I don't have anything new* in mind at the moment, I'm focusing on improving my current skills at the moment. I jumped between to many technologies, frameworks, libraries etc... a couple years back. It's was interesting and learned quite a bit, but it was a bit of a mess for my mind xD

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Abdur Rehman Khalid

Being a developer for almost 2 and half years, it is one of the things that I have learned is that you can make an enterprise application or project using any JavaScript technology pack and you can also do the same with using any new framework of any legacy programming language is well.

The things that matter most is that there is a need to learn how to understand the requirements by the customer or client and how the client will handle the project after you and how much money the client is able to spend.

So, I will suggest to have a firm grip on basic software development concepts before moving towards learning a new technology.

For the question, I personally looking forward to learn Docker, alongside with Microservices, because I have underestimated the both of these things in the past and currently as well.

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Jeremy Woertink

I kinda of want to learn Mint Lang. It's not super new, but it's starting to gain enough stability now that it might be a pretty nice alternative for front-end. I really dig the approach they're taking with type-safety and such.

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Rahul Ramteke

thin.dev/

I was tinkering with the idea of abstracting backend for simple apps and seeing this in action kinda validated that idea 😅

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Franklin Ohaegbulam

The most appealing technology to me presently is Blockchain Development (Building Decentralized Application, Deploying Smart contracts, Minting NFTs etc).

This is because I have come to know about the endless possibilities and opportunities in the Web3 space.

Decentralization is so enormous than most of us can think of. Blockchain technology is going to have greater impact to other technologies like Internet of Things(IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security and more.

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Christian Kozalla • Edited on

I want to try out frameworks that take a different approach in delivering content - I mean, if you use the popular meta frameworks for building web*sites* (with only little interactivity compared to apps), they all nicely SSR your HTML, but hydrate once again on the client, which is pure overhead, if your site doesn't need full blown SPA interactivity. The hydration step requires much data to be serialized into json. So duplicated content will be sent over HTML and JS. Plus, we need to take into account that it both takes time to download JS and parse JS and execute JS, which is blocking the main thread..

For building websites I want to check out Qwik, which is super new, and Marko.js, which is not new at all :)

Plus, I wanna check out Go!

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Guilherme

Not exactly new, but new'ish haha I love learning new programming languages, checking out the syntax and a bit of how the ecosystem works, and I haven't gotten around to it with RUST

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Diner Das

I'll stick to the old stuff :P

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Max F. Findel

Proved and tested is also a great way to go!

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André Varandas

smartcontracts.org/

Want to get into the so called dapps. Just need a good idea to dig into it. :)

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codewander

It's not new now, but I would be interested to learn about using and tuning cockroachdb

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Simon Egersand 🎈

Web3 and Web Assembly are two technologies I would like to learn more about!

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Giulio Piepoli

Web3 and blockchain :D

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Jakub Stibůrek

Rust or Go and WASM. I look forward to having a spare time to go down this path.

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Matthieu Cneude

Rust. I never really worked with a low level language without garbage collector, so I'm curious...

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Elliot Derhay

I really want to learn Elixir and build something fun with it. Hard to find the time. 😕

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leob

Remix.js (the "next Next.js" if I may put it like that)

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Emmanuil B.

Still trying to get my head artound haskell; its fun tho 😅

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Almighty Sonoxo

Cyber Security , Because there will always be someone trying to ruin a good a time 😎

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Aniket Das

How about web3

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Vaarun Sinha

Svelte , FastAPI, pyscript

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eshimischi

Deno, Rust as well

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Rathdaro Kuy

Blockchain and ML

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aayush

People are talking about Supabase. AppWrite is another great alternative to Firebase. Do check out!