stackoverflow Developer Survey Results 2019

What pops out: The 5 most popular languages:

Most widely used language – JavaScript

The most widely used programming language is, unsurprisingly, the venerable web language JavaScript.

JavaScript has topped the list of the “most popular” programming languages in the Stack Overflow survey for the past seven years.

The language has grown beyond its roots as a simple scripting language for the web, and with the help of frameworks like React is today used to build graphical user interfaces for web and mobile apps, as well as to create server-side software running in a Node.js environment. It can even be found in software controlling IoT appliances thanks to the flow-based development tool Node-RED.

Developers are:

Developers are a lot of things!

Somedays I end up behind where I started…

Started out today trying to figure out why my startup script wasn’t running on client’s digital signage display… and ended up overwriting my server sd-card because I have 2 raspberry pi’s and forgot midstream which one I was working on, doh!

Luckily I have a backup routine that the server runs everyday so I didn’t lose any data, just the config settings and wiki setup and ftp script.

After spending most of the day working on the script problem, the solution was very similar to what I had previous to the client sd-card failing… I think the problem may have been that I re-installed a noob version instead of the raspian version and the noob version wasn’t running lxde as a window manager. So at least I wrote down the session test in the project pi docs. And I put a piece of duct tape over the raspberry pi wiki server sd-card so it won’t be so easy to pull it out next time without realizing there’s a reason that piece of tape is there!

The Fed, which has Sprinkled Easy-Money Fairy Dust all over the Economy

I came across that delightful metaphor in an article on how the US economy is in a bubble:

Housing prices are also way overinflated, and another contributor to that household wealth, a big chunk of middle class wealth, he says. Behind it all, is the Fed, which has sprinkled easy-money fairy dust all over the economy. And that central bank is going to bust the household wealth bubble right open, he warns, with rising interest rates and tightening monetary policy.

Analyst who predicted the 2008 crash warns of bubble brewing in U.S. household wealth

So the top blue line is going to “revert to the mean” meaning back to the gold GDP line, which equals a market crash back to reality.