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Discussion on: Is Programming Actually Hard?

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Noel Miller

Totally agree with your statement about someone teaching you "how to learn".

I prefer to look at "Is programming hard" like this:

Getting the basics of programming is like learning a foreign language "syntax", "grammer", "parts of speech", are all pretty easy. Answering questions like:

  • What is the desired end result?
  • What is the best approach to reach our goal?
  • Has anyone done this before and if not what is the best way to do it?

Knowing the correct approach is the hard part and once you have learned it, it seems easy and I suspect you will quickly forget how difficult it was to master.

Your post is heuristic and I appreciate that. Thanks ;)

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Dani Amsalem Author

Haha yes Noel, I fully agree with you! In hindsight, the approach sure doesn't seem too difficult, but at first glance it might appear insurmountable.

Thanks for your kind words.