New terms and new concepts seem to continuously be making their way into the media and onto web sites. For example, the buzz recently has been is around terms like cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Business Process Management, BI, Big Data, cross-platform mobile development, DevOps, Hadoop, and much more. There never seems to be an end to the new terms and new things that developers and other technologist have to learn.
While this is great for sites like Webopedia that provide definitions for all these terms, the real question is how much of these new technologies are real and how much is hype? Asked differently, are developers really using this stuff, or is it just fodder for the media to write about?