The future of coding - 2020 and beyond
If there is one thing that moves faster than time, it’s progress in the world of technology. New innovations, updates, processes, and ways of doing things appear at every moment. The new technology of today quickly becomes old news. But what about coding? Coding has to move quickly to keep up to date with the solutions it is required to find. Here is some predictions about the future of coding over the next few years.
1. A universal language
There are hundreds, if not thousands of different coding languages out there. Programmers start by learning one and then branch out and learn others that are suited to their area of expertise. In the future, it is likely we will see the development of a universal language that will encompass all of the characteristics and functions found in an individual language. This language is needed to harmonize all the different work that a programmer does in their daily life. Hopefully, it will result in fewer bugs and increased levels of automation.
2. AI will dominate but not replace
AI is already beginning to infuse itself in the developer’s toolkit. For example, Microsoft has added an AI platform into their Windows 10 update so that all developers developing for it will be able to utilize pre-trained machine learning models. Other applications have been developed that act as search engines for coding, allowing developers to just enter a keyword and then find the Java code that will help them with the task they are working on. But don’t worry, it’s unlikely that AI will replace developers. Instead, it will enhance their efficiency and working capabilities.
3. Developers will embrace data
Future computer programmers will have to increase their skill set to include data analysis. Statistical data analysis, non-linear and linear data analysis, machine learning, and yes, AI will all be skills that are required in the near future. This data will be used to enhance their understanding of tasks, as well as to complete them more quickly.
4. Coding will be part of the curriculum
Computer programming will become a core part of education, along with maths, science, and languages. Every professional career of the future will require proficiency in coding as well as data analysis, machine learning, and other kinds of tech. While some schools are already teaching coding to youngsters, it does not form a part of the mandated syllabus. This is likely to change in the next few years as it becomes an essential skill for the future job market.
These are just some of the key predictions that we think will start to impact coding and programming in the next few years. Of course, in such a fluid and dynamic industry, this could all change by next week, so stay tuned for further updates!
Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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