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Old 26 June 2010, 10:19   #3
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Programming in the 80ies was mostly procedural (C, Modula). The next big thing was object orientedness (C++, Java) in the 90ies. These days you see a big trend towards functional programming (ML, Scala, most script languages).

Algorithms haven't changed that much. Don Knuth's "Art of Programming" is still a good source of information. On the other hand, more specialized areas like computer graphics have seen some fundamental progress.

I agree that programming has evovlved.
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