What is Code?

Paul Ford, Bloomberg, Jun 12, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a long long article that you may want to read if you are technologically savvy and should definitely read if you are not. It is an insider's look at what we mean when we say 'coding' (aka programming) - and it means a lot more than simply writing programming code. It will tell you what an algorithm is, a bit about git, why testing is important, what a scrum is, and many more bits of insider information that give you a real view of a programmer's world. I knew pretty much everything in the article, which is a bit of a relief (especially considering I learned the last of it just a week or so ago) but what I can say is that this article is dead-on accurate, line by line, point by detailed point. Take the time it takes (and it will take some time) and read this. Don't come back to work next week until you're done.

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