Sounds morbid, but, really, in last few weeks everything died :)
As a ColdFusion developer most noticeable to me was spree of articles & blogs which tried to explain how CF is dead (or is about to die). But that's something I used to. Each time new CF Server comes out, "CF-is-dead wave" hit the coast. What really surprised me was that everything else died.
Few days ago, I read an "old" (for some reason it became popular again) article how UML died and 13 reasons why is so. According to author, this technology is already dead. After reading it, my only question was: What is an alternative? Read a blog, read dozens of comments and no one suggested what can be an alternative to this.
Not much after that, same site (coincidence, conspiracy or marketing :)) published a "rend" against TDD (Test Driven Development). Again, bottom line was: This sucks, give us something(!) else.
After language, design and development methodology died, it was about time for one legend to die. No worries. Chuck Norris can't die. Ultimate surprise came in form of clam that Java is dead. I like this article and author does not defend premise of article title, but try to find the root of such claim. There you'll find many interesting facts and link to as many interesting articles. Plus, I totally agree with him.
Well, that's it or, at least, enough. No more dieing.
Not sure what this means. Is this coincidence, is this a sign of forthcoming changes or apocalypse is really going to happen in 2012 :)
After reading so many "morbid" titles in few days, I discovered something crucially positive in all this. Computer languages are dieing on daily bases, and that way, they actually evolve. In computer science, "moment of being dead" is a good thing. It means your community will awake and try to breath a new life into their beloved donkey.
In the meanwhile, my fellas, enjoy working with "dead technologies" ;)