Can Programming Be Liberated, Period?

@article{Harel2008CanPB,
  title={Can Programming Be Liberated, Period?},
  author={David Harel},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2008},
  volume={41}
}
We have come a long way since programming had to be done by tediously listing machine-level instructions that prescribed how a specific computer was to modify and move bits and words in its memory. The author describes his dream about freeing ourselves from the straightjackets of programming, making the process of getting computers to do what we want intuitive, natural, and also fun. He recommends harnessing the great power of computing and transforming a natural and almost playful means of… CONTINUE READING

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