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A Game Development Curriculum

Along with every other hacker on the planet, I got into programming because I wanted to write games. It wasn’t long at all, though, before I learned that the greatest game of all is teaching the machine to do your … Continue reading

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Letter to a Young Developer

I’ve been getting some emails from young developers wanting to “level up” as programmers. I’m definitely not the first to write about this topic, so I’m not sure how much I have to add. Still, for what it’s worth here … Continue reading

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YAGNI: Answers to some common objections to dropping out

As a follow-up to this post, here are some common objections to the argument that a young software developer is better off dropping out. (For the uninitiated, YAGNI is short for You Aren’t Gonna Need It. It is one of … Continue reading

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Turn on, tune in, drop out

Seth Godin: Why do colleges send millions (!) of undifferentiated pieces of junk mail to high school students [...]? Biggest reason: So the schools can reject more applicants. The more applicants they reject, the higher they rank in US News … Continue reading

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