Robert Martin walks through some of the history of programming languages, and then prognosticates on the future of languages.
Robert Martin (Uncle Bob) is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light, an acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, and the author of many books including: The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers. He served as the Editor-in-chief of the C++ Report, and as chairman of the Agile Alliance. He created cleancoders.com.
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Absolutely phenomenal classic Uncle Bob
Original idea, but is it historically accurate?
And how does it agree with what Edsger W. Dijkstra famously stated in his 1972 Turing Award lecture?
"... The major cause is... that the machines have become several orders of magnitude more powerful! To put it quite bluntly: as long as there were no machines, programming was no problem at all; when we had a few weak computers, programming became a mild problem, and now we have gigantic computers, programming had become an equally gigantic problem...." from here
Would the programmers of the 50s and early 60s been with the methodology and skillset been better able to cope with the rapidly evolving complexities after that? Doubtful, based on the testimonies above.
Re: Original idea, but is it historically accurate?
Fun history lesson, but does not have much to do with programming languages