We are constantly inspired by future patterns. Technology plays fundamental role in advancement and development. A programming language is a key component in any technology. Thus, it is important to predict the future of programming and prepare ourselves accordingly to adapt to the new, changed and upgraded technology.
Here are few predictions on Programming.
AI is going to be a part of our everyday activities. This will definitely affect the tools and structure of programming language. Voice assistants in mobile devices and chatbots are already been accepted and utilized by the masses. The will be a time when artificial intelligence will code the new software all by itself. In these cases, a new programming language will appear and its features will be based on such software requirements.
Hardware devices will popularize and evolve programming languages. The release of iPhones popularized Objective-C. It’s possible that TELSA may come up with their own programming language in near future.
Rise of High Level Language
Global devastation can happen and can cause changes in the communication process between people and machines. Internet can disappear and Object Oriented Programming languages won’t be popular in this case. This will give rise to High Level Languages. A high-level language (HLL) is a programming language such as C, FORTRAN, or Pascal that enables a programmer to write programs that are more or less independent of a particular type of computer. Such languages are considered high-level because they are closer to human languages and further from machine languages.
New ways of interaction
Voice control, gestures control, computer control by thoughts. All these technologies already exist. We just need new programming languages for these innovations.
“If you want to see which features will be in mainstream programming languages tomorrow, then take a look at functional programming languages today.” So says Simon Peyton Jones, principal researcher at Microsoft. Functional programming languages are specially designed to handle symbolic computation and list processing applications.
Possible trends of future programming:
- Adapting and enhancing existing languages with new features
- Normalizing solutions and creating central repository of all the solutions
- Development of interfaces other than traditional GUI
- Comprehensive documentation of languages and frameworks, where you can find out how a method is implemented into language X while the service could show its implementation into language Y