Programming… the backbone of the 21st century’s information revolution? Some might even go as far as to point out that programming will be the new literature, the future, quite possibly. Not so fast! Not even close! Today we’re looking back to find the main contributing factor for the information revolution and the rise of artificial intelligence we’ve seen recently and how it all relates to programming.
Firstly, we have to define what programming even is. According to Wikipedia, programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing result, simply put, programming is the process of telling a computer what to do.
But that doesn’t really mean anything to a layperson. The phrase “telling a computer what to do” is a very vague one, since everything nowadays revolves around some level of reliance on computing. Instead, let’s take a look at a programming-related job and see how it differs from the literal term “programming”.
Software development is divided into 2 big parts. The first part, nicknamed the “programming” part is just about that, programming, this is the “telling a computer what to do” part. The second part, however, is the part of software development that most people overlook. This part has nothing to do with programming, rather, it mostly revolves around analyzing problems and finding a way to solve them with the power of computers.