A Panorama of Computer Programming TechnologyDr. Shantharam Nayak, Professor & HoD (CSE-SKIT)
Some technological inventions have affected our life significantly in the past decades, especially computers. Computers indeed provide us a more convenient life. The computer allows us to deal with many documents faster. The Era of the internet makes the life of the user comfortable in their day-to-day activities. Learning and managing computer programming technologies is an essential component of modern education.
Advancement in Computer Technology
Nowadays, we rely more on technology than our brains to get through the day. We skim through a lot of information as it is just a click away, thanks to the computer with its developing features and technologies! The computer, with its evolved technology, is constantly dominating almost every walk of life. By their advanced, personalized feature, computers have grown immensely in recent generations. From locating our destination to ordering groceries, bank services, and increasingly more of our routine tasks, they undoubtedly play a pivotal role in every part of our lives.
The viability of future development strongly relies on technologies and their services. Through its fast-paced internet service, computers have made communication as fast as the blink of an eye resulting in sharing ideas, messages, or awareness, and has completed the society globally. The emergence of new-age technology and cloud computing has increased commerce incredibly. Nowadays, a computer is a new address for job seekers, and computer-based jobs require nothing but manual labor due to access to the latest software. With the help of computer technology, medical services have helped save/improve thousands of lives that would have otherwise been difficult. Driverless cars, Unmanned Arial Vehicles [UAVs], Telemedicine are all examples of computer technology-supported services. It’s undeniable that computers have bridged gaps across the world irrespective of geographical features. The recognition of the roles computers play is evident in many fields, for example, space exploration.
|Table 1: Programming languages start and existence.|
|Year of start||Programming Language||Highlighted Feature|
|1957||FORTRAN (FORmulaTRANslation)||Strong Numerical analysis|
|1958||LISP (LISt Processing)||Abstract in nature|
|1958||Algol 68||Formal Grammar|
|1964||Basic||Initial, Not structured|
|1972||C Language||Structured syntax|
|1987||Perl (Practical Extraction & Reporting Language)||Web Interface|
|1990||Java||High Level PL|
|1995||PHP (Personal Home Page)||Parser Engine|
|2000||C# (C-sharp)||Common Language Infrastructure|
|2008||Python 3.0||Ease of use|
The demand for computing facilities has increased, it has become mandatory to develop supporting programming languages that can address the need to arrive at proper solutions to problems. Computer scientists put their minds into machines to handle such situations. As a result of continuous growth, the programming languages developed over the years are shown in Table 1. The computer has inevitably become a part of our day-to-day activities. Opportunities for developers become wide open due to the massive demand from consumers.
Popular Programming Languages in current decade
Invest your time and build your skills by learning new and improved programming languages [PL] to meet the demands of the ever-changing technological world. Programming languages continue to evolve in both industry and research as systems and applications change faster. A few PL which are in demand this decade are as shown in figure 1. The growth of the Internet from the 1990s is a boost to the evolution of programming languages.
We can't deny that technology is essential, but not to such an extent wherein it will harm our resources. Despite it being a boon with its advanced technologies, computers often exhale radiation and harmful rays, which leads to obesity and affects adults' lives at an alarming rate. The fastest-growing network has also paved the way for hackers and helps to peek into the life of people. The Advancement in Computer technology is indeed a noble task, but the need for adherence towards computers must be decreased. Otherwise, we will get prone to artificial intelligence. Computers make everyday life easier for people from all walks of life. The machines help us do tasks quicker, while communication with friends and family worldwide is easier than ever with the click of a button.
Programming languages have been under development for years and will remain so for many years to come. They got their start with a list of steps to wire a computer to perform a task. These steps eventually found their way into software and began to acquire newer and better features. The simple fact characterized the first significant languages that were intended for one purpose and one purpose only. In contrast, the wording of today is differentiated by the way they are programmed in, as they can be used for almost any purpose. The languages of tomorrow will be more natural with the invention of quantum and biological computers.
A life without computers for most of the people in society becomes meaningless. The computer automatically does work for users, making one’s life easier. Good educational software can also help children understand cause and effect, procedural thinking, higher-order problem-solving skills, and creative expression. Computers also add to the development of fundamental skills. The skills of the learners can be sharpened with appropriate programming technologies. However, the basic knowledge of the solution to a problem and the approach is essential.