Programmers of the world better start planning an alternative career. Gartner predicts the "death of a programmer" within the next eight to ten years. With tools doing most of the work, the role of a programmer will be marginalized within the next decade is what they say. Check this report: A Programmer’s key to survival.
We have seen something similar happen in many other industries where tools and technology made 1000’s of employees redundant. Can something similar happen to the ubiquitous programmer?