I’ve started reading the research literature on how to make coding more accessible. One thing I’ve noticed is that almost all of it is focused on fixing programming languages. But given how coding has changed in the last decade or so, I’m wondering if focusing some of their efforts on libraries and/or frameworks would make more sense (WARNING: Very Geeky).
Obviously there’s still plenty of room to do interesting research on making languages easier to learn and use. But if researchers want to have a bigger impact, libraries/frameworks might be a better bet.