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Will programming become more or less complex in the future?   [Edit]

Survey period: 12 Sep 2011 to 19 Sep 2011

Our modern IDEs make life so much easier, but issues such as security, parallelism and bloated APIs make life harder. Which way will the balance tip overall?

OptionVotes% 
Programming will become extremely simple515.20
Programming will become simpler979.89
Specifics will change but overall the complexity of the job will stay the same54355.35
Programming will become more complex14414.68
Programming will become so complex that further specialisation in skills will be needed14614.88



 
GeneralBoth Pin
joeyespo12-Sep-11 9:23
joeyespo12-Sep-11 9:23 
GeneralMovement towards simplicity Pin
Fabio Franco12-Sep-11 8:59
professionalFabio Franco12-Sep-11 8:59 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
12-Sep-11 7:56
professionalN_tro_P12-Sep-11 7:56 
GeneralSimpler doesnt mean better, just simpler Pin
Davide Zaccanti12-Sep-11 7:29
Davide Zaccanti12-Sep-11 7:29 
GeneralUnderstandable Pin
Bekir Sait12-Sep-11 7:20
Bekir Sait12-Sep-11 7:20 
GeneralThe Dark Side Will WIn Pin
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-11 2:37
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-11 2:37 
GeneralIt may become simple but... Pin
crocks25612-Sep-11 1:42
crocks25612-Sep-11 1:42 
GeneralNobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 1:15
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 1:15 
Wow, that's kind of depressing when you think about it.

I'd say it depends how far in the future you're thinking about. Maybe a paradigm shift will yet occur that impacts computer programming in a way comparable to impact the introduction of computers has had on mathematics, theoretical physics and biology.

I was going to try change my vote, on this basis - doesn't seem possible though.
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Geekian_senate12-Sep-11 3:02
Geekian_senate12-Sep-11 3:02 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
QuiJohn12-Sep-11 3:33
QuiJohn12-Sep-11 3:33 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Vivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 17:53
professionalVivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 17:53 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 5:20
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 5:20 
GeneralProgramming is the easy part... Pin
Reiss12-Sep-11 0:24
professionalReiss12-Sep-11 0:24 
GeneralOnce I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Sep-11 22:57
professionalMycroft Holmes11-Sep-11 22:57 
GeneralRe: Once I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 0:29
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 0:29 
GeneralRe: Once I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
Mycroft Holmes12-Sep-11 1:55
professionalMycroft Holmes12-Sep-11 1:55 
GeneralBoth! Pin
OriginalGriff11-Sep-11 22:41
mveOriginalGriff11-Sep-11 22:41 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
DaveAuld12-Sep-11 1:36
professionalDaveAuld12-Sep-11 1:36 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 1:40
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 1:40 
GeneralA good old fashion delete Pin
S Houghtelin12-Sep-11 4:06
professionalS Houghtelin12-Sep-11 4:06 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:15
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:15 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
S Houghtelin12-Sep-11 5:00
professionalS Houghtelin12-Sep-11 5:00 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 5:14
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 5:14 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
Mehdi Gholam12-Sep-11 1:45
Mehdi Gholam12-Sep-11 1:45 
GeneralA page from nature Pin
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-11 20:52
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-11 20:52 

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