Old School is New School

After a few years in tech you notice trends come and go, seemingly faster and faster every year, like tides in the ocean.

Is everyone who writes code condemned to run on a treadmill struggling to stay in place? In short, yes. Security patches, updates, and best practices are always evolving and it's our job to keep up.

Yet some things have remained.

Tech Year Comments
SQL 1974 The language for data
Make 1976 Build recipes
vi 1976 Still the best text editor
ssh 1976 Get in there
Bash 1989 Still the best shell
Python 1990 Programming for humans
HTTP 1991 Deliver that HTML
HTML 1993 Websites
PostgreSQL 1996 Excellent database
curl 1997 download stuff
matplotlib 2003 plots
git 2005 version control

These are tools I use every day. You don't have to be on a treadmill.