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Can Programming Be Liberated, Period?
January 2008 (vol. 41 no. 1)
pp. 28-37
David Harel, Weizmann Institute of Science
The author describes his dream about freeing ourselves from the straightjackets of programming, making the process of getting computers to do what we want intuitive, natural, and also fun. He recommends harnessing the great power of computing and transforming a natural and almost playful means of programming so that it becomes fully operational and machine-doable.

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Index Terms:
software programming, scenario-based programming
Citation:
David Harel, "Can Programming Be Liberated, Period?," Computer, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 28-37, Jan. 2008, doi:10.1109/MC.2008.10
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