Has time rendered programming languages obsolete?
I've spent my share of time around computers. Growing up, and having a parent specializing in I.T.
Computers, hardware and software (video games too), just always seemed within my reach.
I've studied the various aspects of computers. I know a little something about their history. I know a little something about how they're made, programmed, distributed, and valued. I know a little something about their uses, why their used and such.
My discussion so-forth will focus primarily on the languages people use to program these handy inventions.
It so happened that a little bird told me about college student benefits regarding Microsoft Visual Studio. When I first obtained the software (it was free, in case you didn't know), I didn't really do much, mostly figuring what it even is (I didn't know).
Last month, I decided to invest some time with Visual Studio. I became proficient with Visual Basic in 5 days. How to make my program do what I wanted it to do became easier with each day. By day 9 I scrapped my project to learn programming. I flipped through the other environments Visual Studio boasts, vis-a-vis, I checked out the other languages.
Notions outside the realm of my focus began formulating within me.
"Someone already made software like this."
"This program needs purpose."
"Nobody needs this kind of stuff."
The point I am surfacing is this: It's halfway passed 2011. Anyone who's ever been good at coding or worked on a project, or whatever has made software that can make the computer do what you want in plain English (or whatever human language). Right? Even if I knew 4 languages inside out, anything I make would not be unique or original. Or, I could have 3 different IDEs but nothing I would code would be powerful enough to topple security of I.T. systems globally. Perhaps, knowing a thing or two about programming is useful but as of now, I reject the idea of ever learning one.
~Xxf3nxX of Team Inner-comet (Le Équipe Cométe-noyau)