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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 
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] PinPopular
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 
First there were gears and cogs and a programmer was a very skill job.
Next there were values and programming was still a very skill job but you need different skills.
Then there were Transistors and tapes and cards and programming became more flexible, you could do more with the hardware. Was it more complex? The programmes were more complex but writing them was easier.
Then there was the microchip (LSI) all hail the new future. Lose the switches and dials and make way for the keyboard and the VDU. You now could have an operating system to write your programs in. You could talk to the hardware without writing all the code to do it. It was easier to write a program to do the same as before, but you could do more tasks so the programs became more complex.
Now we are in a wizzy world with clouds were communication and information is king. The basics are fundamentally the same though. Get data, Process data, and display data. The bells and whistles are there now so programming is more complex. When displaying the results of a calculation on a dumb terminal you didn't need it to be pale blue size 10 bold and in Arial. It was enough that it was there on the green screen.

Sorry about all the waffle

But my conclusion is that the as the tasks get more complex the tools change to suit the task and the overall programming experience will stay the same.
Why is it when you are busy everyone whats it yesterday, But when your not no-one has any work for you?

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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