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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 24 The Future of Programming

What’s in store for you as a programmer? One thing is certain and that’s change. Change occurs rapidly in computing. The face of programming has dramatically changed since computers were first invented, and the rate of change is increasing. Today’s programming tools were not even dreamed of ten years ago. New languages such as Java often crop up to handle new technology like the Internet.

This final hour shows you what tools are available to help you become a better programmer. More important than the tools, however, is proper coding that is easily maintained later.

The highlights of this hour include

• Improving your programs with the proper tools

• Profiling for improving your program’s efficiency

• Keeping ...

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