Containers and serverless are stepping stones to SaaS. This is the difficult thing for development teams to come to terms with, development teams are expensive, outsourcing them has become easier, containers and serverless make it seem like having a development team is important again. Wrong. Serverless enables development teams to cling on and convince execs to allow them to re-invent the wheel (“please one last time”). The truth is that no-code and SaaS are quietly booming. Neither of which require development teams. They have commoditised software development. This is why I know for certain that serverless and containers are just stepping stones, for 80% of organisations who will benefit from the 20% which genuinely need custom code and infrastructure. The 20% will employ the devs, the 80% will use SaaS/no-code built on the and by the 20%. Serverless and containers are peaking and those ‘experts’ in either area will, for a time justify increased rates, but the organisations will soon tire of the need for ‘experts’. This where the inevitable invisibility will happen, it simply has to happen and will happen based on everything we have seen with other abstractions. SaaS and no-code are the elephants in the room for developers, but for business people they are absolute, an inevitability, a certainty only denied by those who benefit from still writing code.