Coding: It’s what’s for dinner. OK, maybe it’s not for dinner, but it might be responsible for cooking your dinner. Today, you can dump ingredients into a crock-pot before you leave the house and start it up from anywhere your smartphone has a connection, so it’s ready and warm when you arrive, famished. To make that happen, we begin with a single line of code.
Technology is Developing and Coding is the Foundation
Technologies we never thought possible, and those we have yet to imagine, will be driven by code. Coding is impacting the future of technology and subsequently, our daily lives in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
“Coding is the groundwork and foundation of all different types of technology. Whether it is UX/UI, project management, business analysis, etc., coding will have a part in play,” says Morgan Walker, MS, Manager of Employer and Industry Engagement at Eleven Fifty Academy. “Technology is ALWAYS developing, and coding is not going anywhere! If anything, it will only start to get more prevalent in our daily lives.”
Coding Moves the Technology Revolution Forward
We are in the infancy of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, Internet of Things (IoT), and automation. Coding will nurture these technologies from bottle to solid food.
For example, the ubiquitous Cloud is growing and advancing. That translates into dramatic shifts and growth potential for coding. It’s the coders and programmers harnessing the IoT revolution to improve response times, build better applications, and scale their ability to work.
Databases of code can be found in the Cloud, eliminating the need to write every line of code that a program or technology needs to operate proficiently. The Cloud’s ability to store an enormous amount of data means that coding is increasingly accessible. Subsequently, coders can work faster and address other aspects of the technology to enrich our experiences as users.
Let Coding do the Heavy Lifting
We mentioned the crock-pot earlier, but take a moment to think of the things you can control from your smartphone and other devices. Coding is pushing the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) so you can set and program your thermostat from afar. You can move money from your checking to your savings thanks to code.
Coding is also at the heart of understanding how you prefer technology to operate. The driver inside your head doesn’t have to think when it has too much on its plate, in other words, coding lets the technology do the thinking and the work.
Emerging Technologies Rely on Code
Time may move quickly, but the development of technology advances at an even more rapid pace. For example, autonomous vehicles were merely a dream a decade ago. Today, all of the major auto companies around the globe are testing them. The engineers are critical to this process. Still, the programmers are the ones programming the vehicle to respond to road conditions, to engage the windshield wipers, to use the turn signal, or to make an emergency stop. Which manufacturer will win the race to build the first street-ready autonomous vehicle? Perhaps it will be the one with the best team of coding professionals.
The accessibility and availability of virtual reality continues to improve and it’s changing the way gamers play and how businesses connect with consumers. This is made possible by a programmer’s ability to simplify writing the code that powers the technology.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is maturing beyond the machines on the factory line into automated commands stored in your computer. Thanks to coding, AI is capable of making a complex process as simple as pushing a button.
Just as Uncle Sam needs soldiers, the world needs you. Without the visionaries creating code for these technologies, none of them would even be possible. Coders aren’t relegated to the basement or dark backrooms staring at screens all day. Coders are working with people to solve problems, empathizing with users to understand their needs and experience, and designing their own custom applications.
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