hand coding

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hand coding

Writing in a programming language. Hand coding in assembly language or in a third-generation language, such as C or Java, is the traditional way programs have been developed. In contrast, visual programming tools allow full applications or parts of an application to be developed without writing lines of programming code. Many high-level development systems offer a combination of visual tools, while allowing the programmer to "hand code" the parts that are not predefined. See hard coded.
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Based on the findings of this study, it may be recommended that one could use email/web-based surveys when surveying educators for three reasons: first, email/web methodology yields a higher response rate more rapidly and at less cost than mail methodology; second, the majority of educators do have access to email and the web in the United States; finally, since email/web surveys code the data automatically, eliminating the handcoding, they save the researcher time and resources.
Since Forrester estimated that $82.5 billion was spent in handcoding interfaces in 1998 and that that figure would increase by 30% in 1999, this could be an important oversight.
Overall, to really build intelligent systems, I suspect that large amounts of handcoding are going to be essential.