Talks a lot about the future of programming. Explains why people try so hard to make Javascript do things it shouldn’t. The future of C#. How a shitty language like R can be the best language for a specific application. He kind of leads on to the difference of simple application development and Computer science. Really interesting.

 http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/YOW-2012-Dave-Thomas-On-YOW-Objects-Functions-Software-Fashion-and-More

 

I have this sort of tin-foil conspiracy that men like this will drive “Engineers” out of application development. Soon we will have these cloud based internet screens. They will be reminiscent of devices we know today as Phones, laptops, computers, or televisions. Yet they will be only limited by the cloud network subscribed to them.  After seeing the power of gameSalad and gameMaker, I can only hope that we can apply these principles everywhere. As said in the video people don’t have to know they are programming if it looks like an excel spreadsheet. 

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