i’ve mentioned in a previous post how it’s important to create systems based on standards. i even went so far as to say they really ought to be based on open standards (php, xml, etc.) and i really mean that.
now to go along with that, a current trend that i honestly feel you’ll see much more of is a move towards more and more open-source projects and systems in the workplace. i love the open source community — i really do! they’ve given me my instant messenger clients for the last 6 years, my WordPress that i use to create this blog, my web-based collaborative software that i use to track my work and milestones when on the job, and a lot more!
the point is no single developer is as great as a community of developers.