Re: A Future without Programming
Daniel Selman 2700022VQ3 Visits (1618)
James Owen just linked to an InfoWorld article title "A Future without Programming". It's an interesting short read and I recommend you check the comments -- mostly from programmers I'm guessing!
I don't believe we are moving into a future without programming, but I do believe that we will keep adding new levels of abstraction above the "metal", improve the richness and power of our libr
I think Business Rules plays an important role in this evolution, as it is an effort to cut down on the data loss as we move from a business analyst's formulation of a problem, to an executable implementation. Decision Tables are the poster child for this of course, but there are others.
I believe programmers will be able to concentrate less on business policy implementation (which is not their strong suit!) and more on cross-functional requirements or application "plumbing". In the future even more of the transversal middleware; security, transactions, data transformation, persistence etc. will be offered as even easier to use high-level libraries. This frees the programmer to focus their talents on even loftier goals.