Three areas that seem to be exploding are new programming languages, new databases, and new content-centric networking protocols.
The last time we had a similar event was the introduction of the GUI in the 80's/90's: millions of programmers scrambled to write every imaginable application for this new system
But the GUI explosion will be peanuts compared to the browser+JS explosion! Not only are there far more programmers today, they're also all joined by the internet now. And there's ubiquitous view source. Need I say more??
Millions of programmers are scrambling right now to write every imaginable application for the browser+JS.
If you ain't emittin' HTML and JS, you're gonna miss out on this once-in-a-geological-era event!