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We’ll begin with a quote from an interview with Bill Gates in which he talks about the type of programming tasks that he’s interested in and describes the typical scenario when writing the application:
Go grab data from the web, don’t just think of it as text, bring structure into it and then [...] try out different ways of presenting it, but very interactively. [...] Write a little bit of code that may have your specific algorithm for processing that data. [Gates, 2008]
This describes exactly what we’re going to ...