The last enterprise software invention happened in 1999: Salesforce - a thoroughly reimagined and meticulously optimized table-centric 1980s
Oracle Forms. Salesforce reduced the cost and effort 10 times, requiring tens instead of hundreds of Oracle, SAP, or IBM consultants to
“customize” an ERP-class product - essentially writing it anew in awkward proprietary languages catering for mythical semi-technical
Note, that Google and Facebook never thought of inventing proprietary search or blog languages, leveraging the power of scientifically
conceived C++, Java, and even the good old PHP. Could someone use Java to do the same for enterprise software? A robust ERP is not very
different from complex Google and Facebook back-ends with their UI and business logic: analytics, configuration, maintenance, and many other
things a Gmail or Facebook user has no idea about.
Could someone outside Google use normal computer science and quality programming to do a better job, than Salesforce? 10x better to be exact -
finally bringing ERP costs under a million w/o cutting a single corner? I didn’t need a new programming language for that.
Think about it. Who developed the tools you use: React Native, Mongo, countless Apache projects? Mortals without MIT or CalTech credentials.
Why not? What’s stopping you to become a 10-100x programmer - leveraging your own tools no one else thought of? Instead of cramming other’s
inventions: abbreviations to put on your resume.