Startups need secret weapons. Any advantage that a startup can leverage is important. My secret weapons might not be yours, but you'll have your own.
For software startups, the team, process, communication, and languages have the ability to accelerate the business and to be treated as secret weapons.
Scrum was a huge change in how software was built and a lot of its ideas are great, but some also have major problems.
Most of my experience is in early stage startups and may not apply as well to larger organizations, though I think a lot of it still does.
POW -> Puma-dev & RVM -> asdf
IDK... the grass is always greener. There are new ideas in new frameworks. Maybe one will fit more with my personal development opinions.
CES was about robots this year. There were a lot of toy focused robot kits that were cool. I like the Jimu kit the most.
Pretty quickly into my app I wanted nested resources. Support for them seems pretty much there. It takes some work, but all in all it was pretty easy to get going. Here are some notes about how I approached it.