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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



 
GeneralProgramming in Future Pin
S.P.Tiwari12-Dec-11 2:12
professionalS.P.Tiwari12-Dec-11 2:12 
GeneralDon't blame it on the computer Pin
Wolfgang_Baron18-Sep-11 13:44
professionalWolfgang_Baron18-Sep-11 13:44 
General30 years ago I programmed in Cobol ... Pin
Brendan Costigan18-Sep-11 0:41
Brendan Costigan18-Sep-11 0:41 
GeneralJob will become great if Pin
JP_Rocks16-Sep-11 2:22
JP_Rocks16-Sep-11 2:22 
GeneralWe rise to the complexity we can handle Pin
Qwertie15-Sep-11 17:38
Qwertie15-Sep-11 17:38 
I certainly hope that better languages become available and that writing programs will be easier. But in that case programmers will simply be expected to do more with what they have, just as they are expected to be more productive in Java than C++ and more productive in C++ than assembly. The number of problems requiring programmers to solve them will only increase, as more capable hardware and software leads causes humanity to find bigger and harder problems to solve with their computers.

Larger problem sets, more awesome graphics, AI, computer vision, Watson wannabees, natural language processing, speech interfaces, ever-better business systems, modelling software for 3D printers... the possibilities for programmers are truly endless. And we'll also have to maintain all the creaky old stuff we made in the past.
GeneralIf the powers that be have any say in the matter.... Pin
Vivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 17:28
professionalVivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 17:28 
GeneralThere will be less "jack-of-all-trade" programmers... Pin
emartinho14-Sep-11 11:07
emartinho14-Sep-11 11:07 
GeneralNot Too simple Pin
snorkie14-Sep-11 5:23
professionalsnorkie14-Sep-11 5:23 
GeneralRe: Not Too simple Pin
Paulo Zemek14-Sep-11 15:56
mvaPaulo Zemek14-Sep-11 15:56 
GeneralRe: Not Too simple Pin
Vivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 17:32
professionalVivi Chellappa14-Sep-11 17:32 
GeneralFortran is for wuss's [modified] Pin
dave.dolan14-Sep-11 4:54
dave.dolan14-Sep-11 4:54 
GeneralWill still be as hard/simple as before but programmers will know less Pin
pebrian2713-Sep-11 20:31
pebrian2713-Sep-11 20:31 
GeneralMore Complex Pin
openpage13-Sep-11 20:06
openpage13-Sep-11 20:06 
GeneralI vote for "more complex" - we're there already Pin
Marc Clifton13-Sep-11 14:45
mvaMarc Clifton13-Sep-11 14:45 
GeneralIt's the man not the machine Pin
Nicholas Butler13-Sep-11 2:07
sitebuilderNicholas Butler13-Sep-11 2:07 
GeneralIn the beginning Pin
Ben Daq12-Sep-11 23:22
Ben Daq12-Sep-11 23:22 
GeneralWill become simpler, but... Pin
CodingLover12-Sep-11 20:08
CodingLover12-Sep-11 20:08 
GeneralIf we... Pin
Steve Echols12-Sep-11 19:17
Steve Echols12-Sep-11 19:17 
GeneralWhat a question Pin
Nagy Vilmos12-Sep-11 10:53
professionalNagy Vilmos12-Sep-11 10:53 
GeneralRe: What a question Pin
Jörgen Andersson12-Sep-11 11:34
professionalJörgen Andersson12-Sep-11 11:34 
GeneralSame Tune, Different Dance Pin
quinton196912-Sep-11 9:54
quinton196912-Sep-11 9:54 
GeneralWe work to make things simpler... how can things become more complex Pin
sellinger12-Sep-11 9:54
sellinger12-Sep-11 9:54 
GeneralRe: We work to make things simpler... how can things become more complex Pin
sanme9812-Sep-11 16:28
sanme9812-Sep-11 16:28 
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 

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