There was a flurry of debate on the internet the last few days about a blog post by Jeff Atwood. In it he made the argument that you shouldn’t desire to learn to program because it’s hard. And that we don’t need more mediocre programmers. And that you shouldn’t want to write code at all. Let’s say it didn’t get a positive reaction.
This is a blog post that seems to be in response to that. I believe the lessons learned listed in this blog post are worth more than the whole debate about learning to program or not.
I like the list. I like the perspective gained. I wish this was more pervasive.