© Carleton DiLeo, Peter Cooper 2021
C. DiLeo, P. CooperBeginning Ruby 3https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6324-2_2

2. Programming == Joy: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Ruby and Object Orientation

Carleton DiLeo1   and Peter Cooper2
(1)
Boulder, CO, USA
(2)
Louth, UK
 

Depending on who you ask, programming is both a science and an art. Telling computers what to do with computer programs requires being able to think analytically, like a scientist, and conceptually, like an artist. Being an artist is essential for coming up with big ideas and being flexible enough to take unique approaches. Being a scientist is essential to understanding how and why certain methodologies need to be taken into account, and to approach testing and debugging from a logical ...

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