re: Is coding easy? VIEW POST


I like to compare coding to learning a skill, like a foreign language. Can you navigate a city, be able to interact with people and get things done after a three-month crash course? Sure.

Would you be able to write a novel, be an editor for a publication or deliver moving speeches, using all the nuances of cultural idioms and local memes? I don't think so.

Same goes for coding. It takes time, patience and a whole lot of practice and immersion. You can get by with less, but you can't expect to perform at the level that makes you effective and desirable for senior positions.

Can you write a Hello, World! in 10 minutes? Sure.

Good luck writing a multi-threaded sorting algorithm, though.


I like the writing metaphor; the difference between asking for some directions vs fixing a plot hole in someone else's novel without changing the tone of the writing

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