Programming Is Dead.

Derick David
Utopian
Published in
3 min readFeb 28, 2024

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Midourney

I began my tech journey coding iOS apps. In 2017, I found myself in Italy attending an Apple-sponsored academy at an Italian university. They taught us Swift, the foundations of iOS development, as well as design, project management, and marketing.

7 years ago, my main passion was app development. If you’d told me then that AI would revolutionize coding within a decade, I wouldn’t have believed it.

Back then, coding was the ‘it’ skill.

But honestly, I’ve always been a bit skeptical of the “everyone must learn to code” movement. Yes, coding teaches logic, and as a geek, I’m all for tinkering. But making coding a mandatory skill for everyone always felt like trying to turn us all into mechanics just to drive a car.

Coding was never meant to be fetishized. I know there are people that are obsessed with a programming language to the point that they made it their own brand.

But the goal was always problem-solving. And connecting things together.

In college, computer science professors always pushed us to think through solutions in plain language before we wrote a single line of code.

The rise of no-code platforms offered a hint of how coding might evolve, but it was just a start. No-code has limitations; it works well for simple apps, but as complexity…

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Derick David
Utopian

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