Modern Programmers and future of Programming!

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Programmers have been in demand from very long time, way back since the Assembly language days. But as I have mentioned before, when information is almost free nowadays, it is very essential to talk about the modern world of programming.

Back in the early 2000s, C programming was considered to be gem of a language and learning C was not something very easy. Information was not easy, computers were costlier, we had a slow operating system, etc.

At this point in 2014, forget about C language, the choices of learning a new programming language are many – Ruby, Python, C sharp and others. It would be extremely difficult to pick one but getting information on any one is relatively easy. Take your pick and type it in Google or YouTube to get an overview; if you like, go ahead or pick the next one. Things are getting relatively easy. Did I say easy here? I gotta be kidding me and the programmers out there if I don’t mention – it is never easy to be a programmer. Well, the reason I call it easy is because of the way modern programmers write a code and how old timers used to (and still) write codes.

With all due respect, modern programmers have an extra benefit to use Google, take syntax from here and there and write a code whereas real-hardcore programmers from previous generation have been writing codes by thinking, from their experience. Most of the codes, syntax are there in their head. But I’m not talking anything about morals or ethics here. Technology changes everything – there was a time when I used to remember phone numbers of my friends, relatives but after mobiles came into full flow, I cannot remember any of those numbers. Things change, technologies change and the modern programmers are also saving lot of time by finishing their target and programming faster.

Where is this heading – I don’t know at this point of time. Where the modern programmers will be by 2020, I’m not sure and I’m not sure what will be the programming world at that time. But change is the constant thing which we can expect. Expect something unexpected but old times will never come back. Windows 98 is gone, XP is gone, Server 2003 will be gone too next year, and the current technology will also end sometime in the future. As I have said before, learning is an ongoing process in the real world of technology very similar to change which is a constant thing. Programmers will be in demand for sure but what kind, what type, is still unknown in the future world of programming.



Iam a Microsoft Certified IT Professional with certifications in Active Directory, Network Infrastructure and Server 2008. Apart from passion for learning new technologies, I speak German and very much interested in sharing my knowledge, whether it is German or Information Technology.

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  1. Mendel December 9, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    “Code is a art and a science”
    Programmers will always need to think, however the future seems to be one were that is not hogged down with syntax memorization.

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