If software is eating the world (companies are increasingly becoming software companies), then the forward progress of companies is directly related to their ability to develop software effectively.
It’s All About Software Development: The Fierce Rise of Amazon Web Services
Joe Emison
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Many people in the U.S. and around the world lack the education and skills required to participate in the great new companies coming out of the software revolution. […] There’s no way through this problem other than education, and we have a long way to go.