Published September 7th, 2020

Since the beginning of the Software Engineering disciple back in the ’60s, developers have seen several revolutions in the way we build computer programs. First, it was just logic in the most basic form of electronic circuitry, with logic gates, relays, and other basic components, then with the access to cheap microprocessors and persistent memory, software programs could then be compiled and saved for later use and even be modified as it evolved according to incoming requirements. Let’s say this was the first great revolution.

Software Engineering continued enjoying improvements in hardware development, more CPU power, more memory, creation of increasingly more sophisticated and complex Operating Systems and with them, developers created the office tools that ran in these computers and allowed us to be more productive at the office, with word processors, spreadsheet editors, image processing tools and many others, however, a second revolution was under development from the late ’80s, the Internet was moving forward at a steady pace, until in 1995 came the World Wide Web to change everything in the way we built software, moving from creating software for desktop computers to applications accessed from all over the world via the Internet. …

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