Isn’t a weird word. This is gonna be a little deep for some of you, but here we go. The word programming is important to me. It used to be the word that ruled my life at high school. I wanted to be a programmer. I spent my spare time programming. Not coding, but programming. I wrote programs in Qbasic. It just dawned on my that I’m not programming any more, but i’m coding. They seem to have different meanings to me. Coding is the informal term for programming, but have I lost something deep and meaningful by not calling it that anymore? I looked up the word programming on dictionary.com, and found this:
[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly :pro-, forth; see pro-2 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European Roots.]
Maybe the speakers of latin had something to do with open source…?