What Even is Programming?
March 08, 2019
I don't know anymore. I thought that programming was writing some code and handing it over to a computer to execute.
Now it seems like we weave together services and sites automatically appear through some magical internet portal.
Take this example:
- Drag n' drop/commit a picture to Github
- This triggers a Netlify build of your project
- Gatsby processes the images and resizes and queries the images it needs
- A static site is deployed all optimized for desktop and mobile
I mean, what even is that? That's not the programming I grew up with.
You know what though? I'll take it!