It seems that 90′s magazines I had read to learn computer programming and embedded development are dying one after another.Very important magazines for me has been Prosessori and Dr. Dobb’s. Few years ago Finnish hardware and computer magazine Prosessori came to end. Dr. Dobb’s subsequent popularity meant that it became a worldwide means of sharing curated, high-quality programming info. Now after 38 years of glory, the long run of Dr. Dobb’s has come to an end.
The reason for this seems the same problem that many media companies nowadays have: In one word, revenue. Once Dr. Dobb’s, had healthy profits and revenue, almost all of it from advertising, and now revenue declined such that today it’s barely 30% of what it was. It is not only a print problem, also web sites suffer when realize that website ads tend to be less effective than they once were. This is not a Dr. Dobb’s-only phenomenon. So the decided to sunset the site before it looses money. “Sunset” means that that there will be no new content after year end; however, all current content will be accessible and links to existing Dr. Dobb’s articles will continue to work correctly.