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Old 06-16-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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Is Programming Code about to Change? WYSIWYG anyone?

Thanks to Linux a year can now pass in which I've maybe written a handful of lines of actual code anymore. Scripts do most everything I need but then I'm pretty much retired. My Son currently works in a company that safeguards utility companies from cyber failure/attacks so when I stumbled across this article I found it fascinating and with very deep and wide consequences. I'm also wondering if anyone here is involved with or have used any of these evolving tools.

Here's the article --- The Coming Software Apocalypse ---
Old 06-16-2019, 07:12 PM   #2
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That is a very insightful fascinating article. Thanks for sharing it.
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Wow, what a read that was! Thank you for posting this.

The bit listing the premise of "Code is too hard to think about" would seem to indicate perhaps a bit of an "organic" deficiency that you'd hope a sound HR department could avoid. If your development team is coming to you with that kind of sentiment, you've already got bigger problems.

I'm hoping I haven't totally missed the mark, but there's a special kind of pain involved in maintaining any source output from each and every WYSIWYG tooling I've come across. That pain seems to increase in a direct relationship with how far up the organization chart the original user of that tool happened to be.

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Old 06-16-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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I'm an old-skool programmer as described - unashamedly I might add.
However, also being considered too old to know anything about these new-fangled computer thingies, I meddle in what I want rather than what some Dilbert manager wants. So I looked into Android tools that might allow me to build apps I want without having to learn yet another trendy language of the month. It's not there yet, but it has to arrive sometime.


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