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In 2023 we started to see a decline in both contributions to GitHub and answers on StackOverflow

Attributed to the rise of ComputerAidedProgramming and LanguageModel co-pilots etc.

I tweeted

This is very interesting. Sad for two companies that have done so much good for software development in the last 20 years. But it's also inevitable that source code is going to lose its "value" now AI can write and rewrite it.

OTOH something is going to replace source code. Not exactly "prompts". Maybe more like high level specifications. Something more abstract but also sufficiently precise that AIs can use it to build reliable systems. LLMs are basically the new compilers.

Anyone serving developers should understand that, and figure out how they are going to provide either those LLMs (at GitHub are doing) or supporting services.

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