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Developers have always exercised more influence over all things IT than generally acknowledged. But now it looks like the reach of that influence is starting to extend well into business and society itself. A new survey of 1,000 software developers in the U.S. published today by Chef, providers of an open source framework for automating the management of IT, finds that 94 percent of the developers surveyed expect to be a revolutionary influence in major segments of the economy during the next five years. Additionally, 63 percent feel a talented software developer has more power to change society than a talented public speaker.
The way we watch television is definitely changing. For most, it's changed already. Instead of setting up a VCR and hoping that everything goes well, we have DVRs. Instead of racing home to catch things live, we can grab it on iTunes, watch it on Hulu, or the network's own website. It's truly a wonderful time to be a TV fan. With these changes in how we watch TV, it's expected that we'll start to see a change in how we talk about our favorite shows. A new site is using Twitter's API to help make that happen.
A recently leaked developer document from Microsoft foretells of an upcoming Xbox Clubs API. Xbox Clubs was a feature released last year that enables Xbox Live users to create social groups. Eager developers anticipate a major opportunity to transform Xbox Live into a social hub through the API.