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Software eats software development

Software is eating the world, and doing so using smaller and smaller teams. WhatsApp was able to disrupt the global SMS industry with only a few dozen engineers. Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. Some improvements include:

In all likelihood, the demand for software development will continue to dramatically outpace the supply. If so, “software eats software development” will be an exciting area going forward, with lots of valuable startups created in the process.