Having been in the IT industry, as a developer, since 2005 it's easy to think that I would by now think software development and different frameworks should start to feel old and that I would look at other things.
Strangely enough, it doesn't. I'm actually more excited and keen on learning than ever. Let me explain what makes me excited and why and I would also love to hear what makes you excited and make you want to come to work in the morning or test something out in a hobby project
So here's my list:
DevOps, this is a huge area but WOW am I excited. I've been in the business long enough to remember the dark days of it taking 1-2 weeks to set your machine up. You coded and tested things on Dev and/or Staging and of course, something was different in Production. Or you handed over some zip files and scripts to Ops and you didn't hear from them again until 3-4 weeks later or worse, oh boy that context switch was painful to try to remember what you coded and how to fix it :) With containers and being able to scale your apps with things like Kubernetes it feels like most of the pain is gone and focus is where it should be - deliver software
Cloud, I have to admit, I wasn't always super pumped about it. In it's early days no one used it. Customers were suspicious and the Cloud Admin tools changed the appearance on almost a weekly basis. Now, however, everything has changed, large adaption, it has matured the things you can do with scaling, ML, Serverless, just amazing...
Machine Learning. The things you can do today with Machine Learning that wasn't possible a few years ago, because of the Cloud and other things. Machine Learning is available even for Developers with Cognitive Services and even then I want more.. I never thought I would say this but I want to know everything, even the Math behind it.
This many years as a Developer, I feel like a kid in a candy store, so many things...
That's my story, tell me yours?