I think that most software developers have a secret desire: to build their own game. Unfortunately the golden times of the 80's where simplistic games with almost no graphics succeeded are gone. Music, graphics, story... nowadays a decent game requires lots of manpower. But is that dream over?
I just finished the second lesson of Real-Time Analytics with Apache Storm. At this stage I should be able to understand how Sprouts and Bolts interact, and to parse data from Twitter in real time.
Marc Andreessen famously said that Why Software Is Eating the World. There is a lot of truth in this but if we think about it a bit more it feels that, nowadays, the way this is happening is via machine learning and analytics. These are the tools that can move personalization to the next level and, with it, changing the way services interact with customers.