Thursday, 3 October 2013

Programmers need to KISS

An old teacher once asked me why people think programming is so hard.  Being someone who enjoys it, I couldn't give him a good reason.  

His reply was simple.  

Programming is not hard.  In fact, there are FOUR things you need to understand to be a programmer
  • Programs can run commands sequentially (1 line at a time)
  • They can loop through commands (repeat the same code multiple times)
  • They can handle conditional statements (If, Then, Else)
  • They can transfer control
And there are only TWO things that can go wrong
  • Syntax Error
  • Logical Error
So next time you get stuck on some mind-blowing complex piece of code, just remember... 

Keep It Simple Stupid.

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