56220347 story The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014 209 Posted by Soulskill on Friday January 31, 2014 @12:38PM from the forgot-to-take-its-meds dept. jfruh writes: "The current state of the world of software is going in two radically different directions. On the one hand, server-side software is maturing, with wide consensus on tools and techniques that can be used across platforms. On the other hand, client-side programming is an increasingly fragmented mess, with the need to build apps for the Web and for multiple PC and mobile platforms, all natively. But of course, the server and client sides have to work together to deliver what people actually want."