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    Automated Developers. I, Automaton...

    Maybe this is a tired topic, but I'm curous.

    Will I still be able to be a programmer or developer in 10 years time?

    Will what I do today be automated to the point that a secretary or intern can specify inputs/outputs in a lovely user friendly GUI and create an application equivalent to what it takes me 2 months to develop and test?

    I've heard that Rational Rose is a step in this direction, though I don't agree.

    I've also heard that .NET is an attempt to put development in the hands of secretaries, but anyone who's tried programming in VB.NET knows it's much more complex than VB6 (my grad program will not use VB.NET for beginning programming courses due to its increased complexity). Nonetheless, is .NET an interim step in this direction?

    Basically I don't know, but I'm curous what people think about the future of programming/development, where current/emerging development and programming technology is pointing, and the ability to make a living off of programming in the future.

    Thanks!

    Ed

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    Will I still be able to be a programmer or developer in 10 years time?
    i'm curious too.
    'If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.'

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    I'd say absolutely.

    Who builds the automated system? An automated system? No, a programmer. But I think essentially it depends on how you define "programmer". Maybe we won't be doing as much text-based code editing, maybe we'll have GUIs for everything. I dunno. But we'll still be building the systems that build the sytems. We are Borg.

    Mwuahahhahahaha.


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