is an interesting meme: Three Things I Learned About Software While
Not In College (via reddit). And a
lot of the comments are centering on three things learned in
college and out of college.
So I'll play along here.
Three things I learned while at college:
- Not many students “got” programming, and far too many were
there for the money (ha ha, the joke was on them come the Tech Stock Crash
- It is possible to get into an upper level class and
still have no clue how compilers work (“Where do the
comments go?” indeed … ).
- Make friends with the system adminstrators—that way, you'll
stand a better chance of avoiding … um … “complications” for
pranks misunderstandings gone awry.
And the three things I've learned since:
- Clear code is better than clever hacks. Especially if
you end up maintaining the codebase.
- You Aren't Gonna
- Not many people “get” programming, and far too many are
proving this in Perl and PHP.
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