Alejandro Martinez

04 December, 2014πŸ”— Linked pageArt of Programming and ParadigmsπŸ• 1min read

The act of programming - The Case for Slow Programming

The fact that we programmers spend our time jabbing our fingers at keyboards makes it appear that this physical activity is synonymous with programming. But programming is actually the act of bringing thought, design, language, logic, and mental construction into a form that can be stored in computer memory.

My wife often comes out into the yard and asks me: β€œare you coding?” Often my answer is β€œyes”. Usually I am cutting twigs with a garden clipper, or moving compost around.

Plants, dirt, and clippers have just as much to do with programming as keyboards and glowing screens.

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Alejandro Martinez
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