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The Next Critical Talent Shortage Won't Be Fortran

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Mike Loukides

Programming languages have lifetimes measured in decades; popular infrastructure tools dont stick around that long.

Mike Loukides is vice president of Content Strategy for O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Twenty or thirty years from now, cloud microservice systems will still be running on infrastructures managed by Kubernetes—which may well be replaced by something simpler (or just more stylish).

If it is replaced, who will maintain the infrastructure that already relies on it? What happens when learning Kubernetes isn't the ticket to the next job or promotion?

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