Is coding becoming obsolete?

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As coding continues to be the most sought-after skill in numerous industries, technically-savvy developers are still in high demand.

From 2019 to 2029, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting that employment in computer and information technology is to see an increase by staggering 11%, outpacing the average growth rate for all job-related occupations.

However, according to some, coding in its current form is deemed as insufficient and is expected to undergo some changes in the next five years.

The rise of low-code and no-code platforms

The rise of no-code platforms will impact and speed up the eventual obsolescence of traditional coding practices. These platforms allow users to develop software and applications without requiring any coding skills or understanding of the process.

Using visual interfaces, drag-and-drop functionality, and pre-designed templates, no-code platforms are bound to simplify the software development process.

For example, tools like Bubble allow users to create web applications with almost no effort, completely circumventing the need to write code by hand.

Similarly, Airtable offers a cloud-based database solution that allows users to construct custom applications tailored to their organizational needs.

Additionally, the growing popularity of no-code platforms is easy to understand even for people with less technical knowledge.

Nvidia CEO: AI will do the work, kids won’t need to learn to code

At a recent summit in Dubai, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang spoke about the decline in coding popularity.

He argues that due to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, acquiring coding skills should no longer be the primary focus for young people aspiring to enter the tech world.

Huang vigorously refutes the theory that learning to code is still seen as a key skill by industry leaders.

Thanks to breakthroughs in generative artificial intelligence, natural language processing is emerging as the new frontier of programming, making hours spent mastering coding languages a thing of the past.

 “It is our job to create computing technology such that nobody has to program and that the programming language is human. Everybody in the world is now a programmer. This is the miracle of AI,” he said.

Instead of devoting time to coding, Huang favors building expertise in industries like agriculture, biology, manufacturing and education. Furthermore, he also envisions a future where natural language processing reaches such heights that coding can be done in the native language.

However, coding skills will not fully become obsolete, and remain essential to knowing how and when to use AI programming.

According to industry veteran Ivan Burazin, coding will play a significant role in the future.

Ivan Burazin (on the left)

“This does not imply that no-code solutions will become obsolete; they will still exist. However, as the number of complex projects increases, I believe that coding will remain predominant in those areas.” Burazin points out.

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