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Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass

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Chapter 7. About Education

Discussion

Discussion

How did you learn to program? I’ll bet it was at some sort of academic class, at which the teacher or professor showed you the rules for a programming language and turned you loose on writing some code. And if you learned to program in more than one language, I’ll bet it was the same. You read or were taught about this new language, and off you went, writing code in it.

That’s so much the norm in learning to program that you probably don’t see anything wrong with that. But there is. Big time.

The problem is this: ...

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