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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



 
GeneralA page from nature Pin
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-11 19:52
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-11 19:52 
GeneralRe: A page from nature Pin
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:19
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:19 
GeneralRe: A page from nature Pin
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-11 1:32
W Balboos, GHB12-Sep-11 1:32 
GeneralRe: A page from nature Pin
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:19
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:19 
GeneralRe: A page from nature Pin
Mehdi Gholam12-Sep-11 0:42
Mehdi Gholam12-Sep-11 0:42 
GeneralIt will become complex due to excess of APIs Pin
Aniruddha Loya11-Sep-11 19:32
Aniruddha Loya11-Sep-11 19:32 
GeneralAs you don't specify timeframe... PinPopular
nmarcel11-Sep-11 18:25
nmarcel11-Sep-11 18:25 
GeneralRe: As you don't specify timeframe... Pin
Larry Ness12-Sep-11 9:06
Larry Ness12-Sep-11 9:06 
True. Whenever we discuss the future, we need to distinguish between one of several futures: what we wish would occur, what we thing could occur, and what will probably happen. In the short term, inertia will hold us on a narrow path of incremental evolution. When most of the control is exercised by certain big players, things will progress more and more slowly. Compare how much has changed between 1950 and 1985, and how small the subsequent changes have been in comparison.

Eventually, someone will step out of the forest and show the world the pointless drudgery of pouring gigabytes of literal code into thousands of unintelligent frameworks. They will analyze what the programmers and their programs are doing, together as a single unit, and realize that it is much like a person pulling a horse forward. However, when that day comes, it could amount to little if the market isn't ready for something new.
Larry Ness

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