re: Demystifying programming VIEW POST

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Do you guys think the fundamentals and basics are taught well enough?

I have a hard time thinking that there are true fundamentals.

The industry evolves so quickly.

We have principles and shared knowledge. Fundamentals? I’m not sure.

 

Yeah, the industry does evolve quickly.

We have principles and shared knowledge. Fundamentals? I’m not sure.

I was under the impression that the principles would count as and possibly be used interchangeably with the word "fundamentals"?

 

Yeah, I was probably nitpicking. Look forward to other replies. 🙂

 

But fun to questions. I look forward to reading more comments.

 

As am I. Curious as to how you would approach the problem of introducing someone who has no idea what programming is to the whole concept & getting their mind around how everything works.

 

I think that the fundamentals haven't changed for a lot of time, maybe since the first days of programming, algorithms are algorithms, data structures are data structures and circuitry is circuitry. Of course there are new of all of those every year but the concept and the basic analysis methods stays the same, so those are the fundamentals I think. At least the concept of algorithm should be something every programmer should have a deep understanding of.

 
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