I have been working in web technology for more than 20 years. I spent the first five years of my career as a full-stack developer. Back then, we used the term webmaster. I would set up servers (which included e-mail and FTP), order domain names, create databases and order SSL certificates. I would code the backend and the frontend, plus open up Photoshop to do a little bit of design and UX from time to time. I was the scrum master and the business analyst plus I would support customers and project manage their websites. These tasks and job titles were all just part of being a webmaster. You crafted the web by yourself, and it lived in a box in the room next door, occasionally you would have to go in and check on it, maybe even restart it.
I feel a change is coming and a big one, words like serverless, static sites and cloud computing are popping up daily, people are talking about writing C++ in the browser and compiling it to WebAssembley
My current plan is to focus on several interconnected paths. I will dive into Rust, WebAssembley, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and of course, Gatsby so I can share my experiences on my personal blog.
I hope you will join me on this journey as we explore some of these new technologies together.
Previously published at https://www.michaelfasani.com/2020/a-change-is-coming/
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