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Tag Archives: education
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
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
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