WordPress is a hugely popular Open Source. The blogging platform turned content management system runs a large portion of the web. Some sources claim a whopping 25% of all web sites are powered by WordPress. But it has had limited effect on other open source projects.
The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a technology that aims to speed up mobile browsing. It works by using a simplified markup based on HTML. This format reduces clutter and only allows a limited number of features.
AMP is widely thought of as as a Google technology, but it is an open effort and now Microsoft's Bing search engine has rolled out support for it.
Angular and React have been duking it out for the past few years, winning hearts and minds. But in the background a third option, Vue.js has grown in popularity. In some senses you could consider Vue.js as having the good parts of both Angular and React..
While the cloud and it's massive capacity to perform computation on a scale is impressive, it's good to remember that the our clients are not dumb terminals like they were in the early days of mainframe computing.
The technology industry always goes through cycles where a new technology is introduced, adopted and mainstreamed. During the first two steps there is plenty of excitement over the new technology and there's easy money to be made as nobody really knows what it is.