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I'm not sure when AWS became the standard, but the programming communities have lots of young kids learning their first backends on AWS.

Im not sure this is a good thing, having a generation of developers dependent on a single companies tools seems like the future will be painful.

It's not a good thing, but no worse than having developers depend on Docker without a basic understanding of the underlying OS.

i'd contend that it's much worse. One (Docker) is a piece of software, one (Amazon) is a corporation with a motivated will.

They are two different problems. One is basically the problem of copy-paste/stackoverflow developers, the other is a walled garden problem that'll make itself worse over time.

Docker is written by a corporation, and so in many senses it is an expression of their will.

I don't know if these fears ever actually pan out. In the 90s we had a world full of kids learning on Windows, and many of them later in their career switched to Linux or Mac. In the 2000s we had a world of kids learning Rails and plenty of them moved on to Javascript or Clojure or Python. The world was no worse for their first experience, and alternative tools did not cease to exist.

The people who learn on AWS and have an actual desire to continue their knowledge will always find ways to continue their knowledge. Learning on AWS first is not going to stop that.

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