Are Developers The New Rock Stars?

Are Developers The New Rock Stars?

“Developers are the new rock stars. Everybody used to want to join a band. Now they want to create an app.”

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That comment came from Microsoft technical evangelist Rocky Heckman at the Australian press launch for Visual Studio 2012 this morning. While it was a slightly tongue-in-cheek remark, it makes sense; I’d certainly suggest you have more chance of getting steady employment writing apps than recording music, even if the odds aren’t massively high of getting super- rich in either case. What do you think? Share your developer dreams (or rock star regrets) in the comments.

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Disclosure: Angus Kidman is attending TechEd 2012 as a guest of Microsoft.