For the last week, I’ve been administering the by far fastest growing web application software development framework on the planet, having increased my user base more or less exponentially on a daily basis. Simultaneously, I’ve been desperately trying to weed out as many bugs and issues as I could, to make sure those starting to use it don’t get stuck in any ways. It all started with a single DZone article, resulting in 60,000 page views so far, and counting.

Web site page views the last 10 days

The last hour I’ve had 51 views on my YouTube channel. Of course, I realise these aren’t much compared to YouTube channels such as VSauce or Veritasium, but for a minority framework that up until a week ago had one single user (me), in a fairly narrow subject that are probably only interesting for 0.2% of the planet (software developers), these figures are roughly the equivalent of an Elvis Presley record release. And more interestingly, it seems most who visits my website actually downloads the thing, plays around with it, and starts learning my weird Hyperlambda programming language. Something you can see from the most popular pages being the tutorial sections on my Magic Website.

Anyways, I want to emphasise that although Magic Cloud is 100% open source, I do have commercialisation ideas with it – And I am looking for partners who wants to join me in my journey forward. Specifically, I am setting up a company around Magic Cloud these days, with the intention of hosting it for others, giving them access to “turn key” Magic Cloud droplets, allowing them to use it for their own app development efforts. To put this into perspectives, realise I’ve used Magic myself in a couple of projects I did lately, and counting the number of lines of code from the initial commit and the number of lines of code once these projects were put into production, Magic did 48% of my job automagically. More specifically the figures are as follows on one of my last projects.

  • Magic did 83% of my backend development
  • Magic did 44% of my frontend development
  • Magic did in total 48% of my job

The above figures assumes you’ve already got a database. The reasons for the differences in frontend and backend ratio, is because for most typical enterprise software development projects, the frontend typically requires much more coding. However, adding both raw figures together combined, the ratio of automated work Magic did for me was exactly 48%. Of course, over time this number will increase as we create more macros, ads more micro services to it, etc – So these figures are only the beginning of the journey, and my personal goalpost is to reach the point where Magic does 80% of all software development related to enterprise software development. 80% of all software developers are enterprise software developers for the record.

20 years ago I saw official figures in regards to that there were 21 million software developers on the planet. Today of course, the number is probably significantly higher. StackOverflow has some 36 million registered users I think. Not all of these are software developers, but let’s imagine there are 30 million software developers today. In India the average software developer probably doesn’t make much more than $2,000 per month. In the US though we’re looking at some roughly $7,500 per month, probably even more. While in London developers are probably doing on average $10,000 per month. So let’s imagine a medium range of $3,500 per month world wide for software developers, which is probably not too far away from the truth.

Then let us multiple $3,500 by 12 months to get annual salary, for then to multiple this figure by 30 million, at which point we reach a total value of $1,260,000,000,000. Then let’s calculate 80% of that figure, at which point we’re left with roughly one trillion dollars annually. That’s 1,000 billion dollars for those having issues with words such as trillion, or 1 million million dollars …

The above figure of 1 trillion dollars annually is the cost savings of Magic if I’m able to bring it to the point where it does 80% of all software developers job. The latter is impossible though, since a lot of software developers are doing things that are not possible to automate, at least not yet – However, 80% of all software developers are what we refer to as “enterprise software developers”. A professional estimation, based upon having been one of these myself for 20+ years, is that all of these developers will benefit from Magic, implying I can probably bring Magic to the point where it does 80% of the job for 80% of all software developers on the planet. Resulting in a total annual saving of 800 billion US dollars. When I am successful, this implies that any enterprise software development department can take Magic, apply it to their organisation, and quadruple their existing developers’ productivity. Implying in a post Magic era, 5 developers would be doing the job of 20 developers before Magic.

The funny thing is that even though I fail reaching those figures, I already am able to deliver ~50% of the job for 50% of today’s current software developers, implying 50% of all software developers arguably needs Magic, and after applying Magic to the organisation, 5 software developers magically becomes equally productive as 10. In a market that has a net negative unemployment of -30%, where it’s impossible to find skilled software developers, magically making 5 people as effective as 10, becomes not only the only path forward to make sure your organisation is able to sustain its future software development needs, but also saves your organisation for on average $3,500 per month, multiplied by 5, multiplied by 12, becoming annual savings of $210,000. For a London company, the savings becomes $600,000 every year. This is for a small organisation having only 5 developers. Imagine the thing applied to an organisation with 10,000 software developers …

For the record, even if you completely ignore my above numbers, Gartner has analysed the market for Low-Code and No-Code and found it to have a market cap of 48 billion dollars annually, so even ignoring my above cost reduction math, there is little doubt that this thing is hot like the sun.

Last Friday I was at ReflectFest2021 in Limassol in Cyprus where I live. For obvious reasons, a lot of really powerful people are attracted to me these days, due to the above figures, so I met up with the former Minister of Transportation and Communication, who was really nice and obviously highly intelligent too may I add, and interested in building the future of Cyprus, and hence wanted to discuss synergies with me. This of course ties right into the current strategy of the Republic of Cyprus to position themselves as “The Tech Island” or “Silicon Island” if you wish.

Anyways, me being the blatantly honest guy I have always been of course, being present in the entrepreneur track of ReflectFest, started the conversation with the following …

I’m not here to look for money, I have money, I’m looking for friends

Which for obvious reasons made most people relax a bit more in their communication with me, since most other startups that was present were looking for other peoples’ money of course. Anyways, I’m looking for friends is what I’m getting at, and I bring the above numbers to the table, with the stated goal of vacuum cleaning the software development industry, particularly its enterprise software development space, with brilliant and amazing open source tools, arguably giving away the filet mignon for free, while charging for the sauce. If you want to be my friend too, that would be great 😉

Shoot me an email, and let’s be friends …

Or hook me up at LinkedIn

And no, you don’t have to be a former minister to be my friend, all you need is a passion for open source, Low-Code and No-Code, and a willingness to run the extra mile – Because in my business plan, I’ve calculated giving away (almost) 50% of all the revenue I make to partners wanting to partner up with me …

For those still dabbling at math, that’s 0.5 trillion dollars annually … 😉

Edit – In case you think I’m full of bs, these are the last 20 minutes worth of page views on my site … 😉

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