Eleven recent trends demonstrate how the programming industry is changing.
Meanwhile, programmers increasingly are experiencing walled gardens, such as Apple and Facebook, which have complete control over what applications are made available on their systems. The openness of many programs also is decreasing, as cars integrate on-board computer systems with phones. Energy consumption also is a major issue, as more users are using mobile devices and do not want applications that drain the battery.
Meanwhile, the programming industry as a whole is trying to find an easy way to store and analyze the seemingly insignificant minutia of everyone's personality. Another trend is that tools such as Hadoop and NoSQL have made it much easier to run machines in parallel to solve a single complex problem. Finally, graphics processing units have overtaken central processing units as the chip of choice among high-level programmers.
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