Authors: John Paul Titlow
November 10, 2014
For something so centered around automation, programming is an awfully manual process. Every time a developer churns out a new line of code, there's a very good chance somebody has crafted the very same syntax—or something close to it—somewhere else in the world. Yet right this very moment, countless devs are toiling away at their own workstations, doing duplicate work and in the process, wasting precious time. Now, the government agency that gave us the Internet is hoping to fix that problem. In concert with more than 20 computer scientists at three universities, DARPA is working on the programmer's version of autocomplete and autosuggest. With this advance, coding the next killer app will be as easy as Googling for GIFs or accidentally drunk-texting the wrong thing to your ex....
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