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Dec 3, 2010

Everybody Is a Programmer

When I was a young developer, I used to treat my programs as kids. Now that I am an old developer, I treat my kids as programs.

Oftentimes we don’t realize we are programming our kids by how we act, how we speak, how we interact with other people, or even by not being with our kids. Kids compile the code they receive from us and (God forbid) from other sources, and start executing it.

As it is with computers, we don’t really know what we’ve programmed them to do until we let them run. Also as it is with computers, finding and fixing bugs is a long and painful process that is not always successful. Unlike it is with computers, you cannot scrap the project and start over.

Therefore, remember that you are a programmer. And be a good one.

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