The Future of Computer Programming
Computer industry has experienced a drastic shift in computer programming practices in recent years with the introduction of new technologies and concepts. Instead of concentrating a computer program for one machine, now is the time of distributed environment with multiple platform and devices.
Computer programming has improved the task handling capability of individuals and systems with continuous improvements. Some of the most complex and accurate data processing modules, data models and user interfaces have been developed for performing more complex operations. Computer programming is continuously contributing in improving the efforts to develop a quality computer application.
The key element which defines the quality of a computer software is its usability according to the end user. Since the usability of software has changed considerably in recent years with introduction of different concepts like cloud computing, distributed computing and mobile computing, the approach for programming has also changed accordingly. In order to sustain in dynamic requirements, programmers need to upgrade and reassess their skills to match with the new conditions.
Some of the future trends in computer programming are:
- Distributed Computing: Programming nowadays, is more concentrated on building applications which suits the approach of distributed computing. Distributed computing supports features of easier maintainability and high performance and computer programs are required to build around these specifications. End user utility is also well supported with distributed computing and so applications built for single machines have thin chances of acceptance. Users are delocalized when it comes to using the application and if users have apps which can be used only with single machine resources, it becomes difficult for the software to suit user requirements.
- Device Computing: If compared with the scenario of a decade back, a number of devices involved in computing were way less than what we have today. Large number of device platforms ask for general purpose applications which can be deployed on large number of devices while keeping the performance and functionality same. To do so, application programming for each device is required to be done. Moreover, programming for special hardware units is also required nowadays to stimulate more artistic feel in applications.
- Data Computing: Data Warehouses, Big Data anlaytics etc. are providing deep insights in market trends and customer habits for providing business intelligence. In order to provide crucial information from a huge pile of data, programming practices have been aligned to compute large amounts of data and provide a suitable view for the end user in order to analyze the patterns.
- Natural Language Processing: Though not a new concept in computer programming, NLP holds a stronger ground in order to create more interactive software applications. Examples like Siri benchmark the importance of natural language processing as many applications demands the data processing directly from the voice instead of typing in the data, to be processed.
The basic idea which concludes the importance of computer programming in future is that updated skills and concepts should always be included in programming practices so as to maintain the usability of software programs that will keep on changing according to the requirements of the end user.