Are coders an endangered species?

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August 09, 2013
Are coders an endangered species?.



Over the past few days, I have taken a crash course in coding and am actually learning how to do it.\u00a0Now, don’t everyone applaud me \u2014 I’ve always been extremely transparent and forthright in my lack of knowledge and desire to code.<\/p>\r\n

Now, as I’m actually starting to put things together, I’m wondering how much my desire not to learn HTML and CSS wasn’t my fault.<\/p>\r\n

Well, I blame coders. Coders and the bout of companies who claim to be able to create perfect websites simply by dragging and dropping elements on a blank page. In both cases, I can rely on someone else, they enable me to avoid learning.<\/p>\r\n

Alright, maybe I can’t say I blame them, they’re earning a living and we’ve all got bills to pay. There was a time when drag and drop apps were a joke, but that’s not the case anymore. The longer we’ve been relying on them, the more they’ve improved. We can offer basic, to intermediate sites to clients all without ever learning a single line of code. Which leads me to question if there’s any future for coders.<\/p>\r\n

Sure, high-end development is necessary. Someone has to build the drag and drop tools for a start. But what about your average front-end developer, coding HTML and CSS; could they be on the brink of extinction?<\/p>\r\n


An endangered species<\/h1>\r\n


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Kendra Gaines

Kendra Gaines is a freelance designer from Virginia, USA. Connect with her.

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