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Comment: Re:learning curve? (Score 1) 66

by Tablizer (#47951115) Attached to: A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

Learning programming is relatively easy. Learning to write maintainable code, on the other hand, takes skill and experience.

Clerks and accountants used to do amazing things with Lotus-1-2-3 macros because Lotus cleverly leveraged what users already knew about spreadsheets into a Turing Complete set of commands. But often these users eventually got themselves into a jam, or made something that nobody else could decipher.

Comment: Goofatologist (Score 1) 219

by Tablizer (#47950991) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

The funnest job in the world would be to create fake front sites for dictatorial countries. For example, I'd make "CNN.com" grab content from onion.com, and stupid.com content would be used to fill up "Amazon.com".

In "1984", the main character's job was to re-write history with fake BS. He seemed fairly content at that job until he took the proverbial red pill.

Real Users never know what they want, but they always know when your program doesn't deliver it.

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