“The Future Of Coding Is No Coding At All” — Did GitHub CEO Predict Traditional Programming’s Death?

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GitHub,
also called “Facebook for Programmers,” has completed a decade
this year. Today, it has become a go-to place for developers to
share their code with others, indulge in collaborative
approaches, etc. It’s now home to 24 million total users and 1.5
million organization.

At the company’s annual GitHub Universe user conference,
company’s CEO Chris Wanstrath made his final keynote address on
Wednesday. Earlier in August, he announced that he’d step
down as company’s CEO as soon as a worthy replacement is found.

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Future Of Coding: End of programming as we know it

The increased innovation in the field automation with the help
of AI and machine learning has resulted in increasing tension
in the traditional job markets. It’s a common perception that
robots will steal our
jobs
and intelligent machines will ultimately rule the
humanity.

Earlier this year, we told you about an artificial intelligence
system created by Microsoft and the University of Cambridge
researchers. Named DeepCoder, this system
can write code after learning from a huge code database.
Overall, whatever might be the final outcome, we also need to
analyze the impact on programming world in the
upcoming years.

Addressing the same issue, during the keynote, Wanstrath
said that coding could also become another job for the advanced
robots (Via: The
Register
).

“We think the future of coding is no coding at all,” he said.
But how would change take place? Have AI techniques advanced so
much?

He outlined the fact that people are writing lesser code as a
lot of functionality now comes from libraries. Further down the
road, people will write even lesser, thanks to machine learning
and community expansion efforts. This will make software
development process more mechanized and accessible.

In order to innovate at the same pace, GitHub is taking some
steps on its end as well. The company has recently launched
Dependency Graph
to show packages and apps linked to a particular repository.
It’ll tell a developer when the code relies on an insecure
package.

In near future, we’ll surely witness more tools from leading
organizations to help the developers automate their tasks and
change the software development workflow.

Are you a developer? What are your views on future of coding
automation? Whatever might be the final outcome, the demand for
skilled coders isn’t fading anytime soon. Here are some
programming courses for you:

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