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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



 
GeneralRe: What a question Pin
Jörgen Andersson12-Sep-11 10:34
professionalJörgen Andersson12-Sep-11 10:34 
GeneralSame Tune, Different Dance Pin
quinton196912-Sep-11 8:54
quinton196912-Sep-11 8:54 
GeneralWe work to make things simpler... how can things become more complex Pin
sellinger12-Sep-11 8:54
sellinger12-Sep-11 8:54 
GeneralRe: We work to make things simpler... how can things become more complex Pin
sanme9812-Sep-11 15:28
sanme9812-Sep-11 15:28 
GeneralBoth Pin
joeyespo12-Sep-11 8:23
joeyespo12-Sep-11 8:23 
GeneralMovement towards simplicity Pin
Fabio Franco12-Sep-11 7:59
professionalFabio Franco12-Sep-11 7:59 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
12-Sep-11 6:56
professionalN_tro_P12-Sep-11 6:56 
GeneralSimpler doesnt mean better, just simpler Pin
Davide Zaccanti12-Sep-11 6:29
Davide Zaccanti12-Sep-11 6:29 
case 1:
at beginning:
a>debug
jump C800:0005
and BIOS menu appears to format a drive

now you can right click a disk and format, many time in wrong format or deleting important data

case 2:
start floppy
LOAD driver x
LOAD xxx
LOAD yyy
BIND zzz
LOAD INSTALL
and you can install a Novell Netware

now with autoplay a W2008R2 server can be up and running (with all kinds of unnecessary services and protocols) in 20 minutes.

case 3:
MS C version 3.0 ( 1984-85?) on two 5" floppy and 350Kb of disk requirements, external editor

now a multigigabyte DVD install dozens of wastefull tools, but with a wizard you can create a "Hello word" sample of 4Mb (why not click all those fancy checkbox ?)

Ok we can do all simpler, and more in the future.

The point is not if we will run quicker, faster and in a simpler way, but where we will run and if we understand that technologies are only a (small) part of the solution.

Sigh | :sigh: This only 'cause I have plenty of time, I need to backup my "tool and lib" dir that is 43.2Gb.. ( Signs of times )

P.S. my vote is for the choice simpler
GeneralUnderstandable Pin
Bekir Sait12-Sep-11 6:20
Bekir Sait12-Sep-11 6:20 
GeneralThe Dark Side Will WIn Pin
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-11 1:37
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-11 1:37 
GeneralIt may become simple but... Pin
crocks25612-Sep-11 0:42
crocks25612-Sep-11 0:42 
GeneralNobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:15
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:15 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Geekian_senate12-Sep-11 2:02
Geekian_senate12-Sep-11 2:02 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
QuiJohn12-Sep-11 2:33
QuiJohn12-Sep-11 2:33 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Vivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 16:53
professionalVivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 16:53 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:20
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:20 
GeneralProgramming is the easy part... Pin
Reiss11-Sep-11 23:24
professionalReiss11-Sep-11 23:24 
GeneralOnce I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Sep-11 21:57
professionalMycroft Holmes11-Sep-11 21:57 
GeneralRe: Once I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
OriginalGriff11-Sep-11 23:29
mveOriginalGriff11-Sep-11 23:29 
GeneralRe: Once I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
Mycroft Holmes12-Sep-11 0:55
professionalMycroft Holmes12-Sep-11 0:55 
GeneralBoth! PinPopular
OriginalGriff11-Sep-11 21:41
mveOriginalGriff11-Sep-11 21:41 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
DaveAuld12-Sep-11 0:36
professionalDaveAuld12-Sep-11 0:36 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 0:40
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 0:40 
GeneralA good old fashion delete Pin
S Houghtelin12-Sep-11 3:06
professionalS Houghtelin12-Sep-11 3:06 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 3:15
mveOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 3:15 

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