The world of tech is accelerating so fast, its difficult foretelling what tech’s future will be. However there are a few predictions of what the future holds for programming made based on today’s tech evolution.
- Smartphones will be used for everything but for making phone calls
People use smartphones more for sending text messages, reading email, visiting websites and lots more but not much for talking! Smartphones have all sorts of apps used for navigation and exercising and features like an accelerometer to track your exercise and a microphone to pick up your heartbeat. Pretty soon the Smartphone will have so many features that they most probably won’t be used for making phone calls.
- REST will reign over IoT
REST is, and will most likely maintain it’s dominance as programmers love its simplicity. It’s easy to understand and debug, and having data in text form makes it so much easier to find out what’s happening.
- Domination of bigger and better databases
With databases indexing the world because of next-generation location-aware apps and autonomous cars, databases will be bigger, with so much more information. Autonomous cars will need to know the position of lampposts, potholes and even fire hydrants, and the police will have so much information about people walking on the streets.
- Return of binary protocols
While passing JSON packets and REST protocols is simple, programmers wonder why binary data has to be converted into a string as the other side will eventually parse the string and turn it to bytes.
So they suggest shipping bytes directly using binary protocols. While building more binary protocols will be difficult, with the IoT generating more data than ever and devices using small packets with tighter encoding, programmers will start looking for better ways to add binary efficiency to their packets.
- More intolerable bosses
With your boss learning to write software after one Hour of Code session, they will want to ‘help’. They will give suggestions like using variable and loops, where you can do nothing but just smile and thank them for their suggestions.
- HTML star will be killed by video
While the web was once used for surfing and clicking through links and hyperlinks, people now binge watch episodes and movies for hours or days. The internet is morphing into television where couch potatoes just absorb moving images with a few clicks and practically no steering. However the next generation video apps may improve existing tools where perhaps video clips will be merged with HTM with the death of Flash and growth of HTML5.
- Only few programmers will write ‘real code’
The many education projects will continue to teach everyone how to write software for years to come. Real programmers just have to smile and encourage them as while it’s easy writing a line of code, it’s not easy building an entire system with thousands of lines of codes. Only a few real programmers will pick up a language and soar to great heights, while others will end up pulling their hair and silently screaming!
- PHP will fight Node.js
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