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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?

Programming will become extremely simple515.2051 votes, 5.20%
Programming will become simpler979.8997 votes, 9.89%
Specifics will change but overall the complexity of the job will stay the same54355.35543 votes, 55.35%
Programming will become more complex14414.68144 votes, 14.68%
Programming will become so complex that further specialisation in skills will be needed14614.88146 votes, 14.88%

GeneralProgramming in Future Pin
S.P. Tiwari12-Dec-11 1:12
memberS.P. Tiwari12-Dec-11 1:12 
GeneralDon't blame it on the computer Pin
Wolfgang_Baron18-Sep-11 12:44
memberWolfgang_Baron18-Sep-11 12:44 
General30 years ago I programmed in Cobol ... Pin
digbyd17-Sep-11 23:41
memberdigbyd17-Sep-11 23:41 
GeneralJob will become great if Pin
JP_Rocks16-Sep-11 1:22
memberJP_Rocks16-Sep-11 1:22 
GeneralWe rise to the complexity we can handle Pin
Qwertie15-Sep-11 16:38
memberQwertie15-Sep-11 16:38 
GeneralIf the powers that be have any say in the matter.... Pin
Vivic14-Sep-11 16:28
memberVivic14-Sep-11 16:28 
GeneralThere will be less "jack-of-all-trade" programmers... Pin
emartinho14-Sep-11 10:07
memberemartinho14-Sep-11 10:07 
GeneralNot Too simple Pin
snorkie14-Sep-11 4:23
membersnorkie14-Sep-11 4:23 
GeneralRe: Not Too simple Pin
Paulo Zemek14-Sep-11 14:56
memberPaulo Zemek14-Sep-11 14:56 
GeneralRe: Not Too simple Pin
Vivic14-Sep-11 16:32
memberVivic14-Sep-11 16:32 
GeneralFortran is for wuss's [modified] Pin
dave.dolan14-Sep-11 3:54
memberdave.dolan14-Sep-11 3:54 
GeneralWill still be as hard/simple as before but programmers will know less Pin
pebrian2713-Sep-11 19:31
memberpebrian2713-Sep-11 19:31 
GeneralMore Complex Pin
openpage13-Sep-11 19:06
memberopenpage13-Sep-11 19:06 
GeneralI vote for "more complex" - we're there already Pin
Marc Clifton13-Sep-11 13:45
protectorMarc Clifton13-Sep-11 13:45 
GeneralIt's the man not the machine Pin
Nicholas Butler13-Sep-11 1:07
mentorNicholas Butler13-Sep-11 1:07 
GeneralIn the beginning Pin
Ben Daq12-Sep-11 22:22
memberBen Daq12-Sep-11 22:22 
GeneralWill become simpler, but... Pin
CodingLover12-Sep-11 19:08
memberCodingLover12-Sep-11 19:08 
GeneralIf we... Pin
Steve Echols12-Sep-11 18:17
memberSteve Echols12-Sep-11 18:17 
GeneralWhat a question Pin
Nagy Vilmos12-Sep-11 9:53
memberNagy Vilmos12-Sep-11 9:53 
GeneralRe: What a question Pin
Jörgen Andersson12-Sep-11 10:34
memberJörgen Andersson12-Sep-11 10:34 
GeneralSame Tune, Different Dance Pin
quinton196912-Sep-11 8:54
memberquinton196912-Sep-11 8:54 
GeneralWe work to make things simpler... how can things become more complex Pin
sellinger12-Sep-11 8:54
membersellinger12-Sep-11 8:54 
GeneralRe: We work to make things simpler... how can things become more complex Pin
sanme9812-Sep-11 15:28
membersanme9812-Sep-11 15:28 
GeneralBoth Pin
JoeEspo12-Sep-11 8:23
memberJoeEspo12-Sep-11 8:23 
GeneralMovement towards simplicity Pin
Fabio Franco12-Sep-11 7:59
memberFabio Franco12-Sep-11 7:59 
GeneralThe simplier it becomes the more complex items are exposed Pin
Collin Jasnoch12-Sep-11 6:56
memberCollin Jasnoch12-Sep-11 6:56 
GeneralSimpler doesnt mean better, just simpler Pin
Davide Zaccanti12-Sep-11 6:29
memberDavide Zaccanti12-Sep-11 6:29 
GeneralUnderstandable Pin
Bekir Sait12-Sep-11 6:20
memberBekir Sait12-Sep-11 6:20 
GeneralThe Dark Side Will WIn Pin
W∴ Balboos12-Sep-11 1:37
memberW∴ Balboos12-Sep-11 1:37 
GeneralIt may become simple but... Pin
crocks25612-Sep-11 0:42
membercrocks25612-Sep-11 0:42 
GeneralNobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:15
memberRob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:15 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
rajeevtechnical12-Sep-11 2:02
memberrajeevtechnical12-Sep-11 2:02 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
David Kentley12-Sep-11 2:33
memberDavid Kentley12-Sep-11 2:33 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
Vivic14-Sep-11 16:53
memberVivic14-Sep-11 16:53 
GeneralRe: Nobody thinks it will get simpler Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:20
mvpOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:20 
GeneralProgramming is the easy part... Pin
Reiss11-Sep-11 23:24
memberReiss11-Sep-11 23:24 
GeneralOnce I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
Mycroft Holmes11-Sep-11 21:57
memberMycroft Holmes11-Sep-11 21:57 
GeneralRe: Once I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
OriginalGriff11-Sep-11 23:29
mvpOriginalGriff11-Sep-11 23:29 
GeneralRe: Once I perfect my Machine/Mind interface Pin
Mycroft Holmes12-Sep-11 0:55
memberMycroft Holmes12-Sep-11 0:55 
GeneralBoth! Pin
OriginalGriff11-Sep-11 21:41
mvpOriginalGriff11-Sep-11 21:41 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
DaveAuld12-Sep-11 0:36
mentorDaveAuld12-Sep-11 0:36 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 0:40
mvpOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 0:40 
GeneralA good old fashion delete Pin
S Houghtelin12-Sep-11 3:06
memberS Houghtelin12-Sep-11 3:06 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 3:15
mvpOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 3:15 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
S Houghtelin12-Sep-11 4:00
memberS Houghtelin12-Sep-11 4:00 
GeneralRe: A good old fashion delete Pin
OriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:14
mvpOriginalGriff12-Sep-11 4:14 
GeneralRe: Both! Pin
Mehdi Gholam12-Sep-11 0:45
memberMehdi Gholam12-Sep-11 0:45 
GeneralA page from nature Pin
Mehdi Gholam11-Sep-11 19:52
memberMehdi Gholam11-Sep-11 19:52 
GeneralRe: A page from nature Pin
Rob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:19
memberRob Grainger12-Sep-11 0:19 
GeneralRe: A page from nature Pin
W∴ Balboos12-Sep-11 1:32
memberW∴ Balboos12-Sep-11 1:32 

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