With many programming languages having been developed over the course in this century, the whole face of the virtual world has been evolved ever since. From a simple “Hello World” program to robots and drones replacing deliverymen and security guards, we have a lot to understand and learn about programming and how it could shape the world we live in, in the future.
- Programming is Getting Abstract
The languages being used in today’s time are much more abstract than how they were 4-5 decades ago and they continue getting so. While there was a time when coding was done by counting punches on a sheet of paper, now we have serverless technologies and low-level details of coding. This only ensures that the programmers are hard at work, creating something even more abstract than the present versions of the various programming languages.
With Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality as the frontend, the programmer now needs to worry about the skills for building applications using these technologies. These will further help the developers in voice recognition and what not!
- Artificial Intelligence in the Store
Artificial Intelligence is beginning to slide itself into developer tools. For instance, recently Microsoft introduced an AI-based platform into its Windows update so every developer building an app on the OS will now be able to use the pre-trained machine learning models. The researchers at a well-known university created an application that uses deep learning to act as a search engine for coding.
This would allow the developers to enter a few keywords and get around with the task. The experts think they'll be looking for more examples where development tools could be used to predict the developers' intent and make it faster for them to deliver that intent, which in the end, will become another abstract form. Nonetheless, it's quite unlikely that these technologies would replace developers anytime soon.
- Hunt for a Universal Programming Language
No one knows what the future has in store for us but as of now, a universal programming language supporting various platforms is only a wild goose chase. What we can expect is only a miracle, that would now scrap out all other languages and support that single language for whether you want to make a web application or an Android one or a simple website. Python will be long remembered as the mother of languages that come out in the future.
Python, which underneath the hood may look like the English language and is far easier to use compared to other languages. Programs will still be developed using coding blocks, like the wooden alphabet blocks one used when we were learning the languages as children. Developers, in the future, will be able to connect those coding blocks to implement whatever functionality they need to, and who knows? The blocks may not even be required to have to be written in a textual form. This is still a long shot and on the surface, quite impossible.
- Data Analysis to Become a Cornerstone
It is expected that sooner or later all of the programmers will have to learn how to deal with data is it will become one of the center points around which their careers will revolve. They will need to learn more and varied skills. The coders will be learning skills like linear and non-linear data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. While today it is only an option. Later on, it will become a requirement for any job opportunity one seeks in the programming hemisphere. They will not only have to learn how to code but also how to analyze the data and sell models different from others.
- Programming – a Core Part of the Education System
As of now, there are many schools teaching programming to the senior students but soon it’s going to be generalized. Think about how programming would become one of the core subjects of the curriculum taught to the school children as if text or maths. Students should first be oriented with the object-oriented programming languages at the beginning, such as C++, or Java or Python.
Learning these languages would strengthen the base of the learner forever and the student wouldn’t face any conceptual problem in the future as such. It will be these students who will be helping change the face of the world through the technical skills they learned during their school years.
- Languages Changing the Future of Coding
We all are in the search for skills or a language itself that would be faster, smoother and would generate fewer bugs. The future of coding will only be bright, that’s for sure. Once we have risen this high, we can only still go in the upwards direction. The programmers are looking for novelty in the work—something mind-bending and so innovative that it sets a whole another path for the programmers to explore.
Everybody out there is looking for that speck of innovation. Until one finds them, the languages currently changing how the world sees itself, are R, Java, Swift, CoffeeScript, Less.js, Arduino, and many others. It is hard to accept new programming languages. Each language has to undergo an extensive process of testing various parameters. Only after everything is marked satisfactory are we allowed to explore the language and use it to build something innovative in turn.
Various developers working in the technological field have seen the upscale and downfall of many programming languages. It should be understood that since the job itself is dynamic, the binaries and the requirements in the market keep changing.
While it is quite true that it’s the programmers who have the vision to change the world actually do, the general people’s opinions and problems matter to them as well. In turn, the general people could be said to have a lasting impact on the programming world, shifting the course of the flow which they would prefer. All in all, the field of programming bears a lot of promise and is bound to come up with innovative ideas every once in a while.