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Why I Love Coding

I love coding. Ever since¬†I bought my first computer (a VIC-20), I’ve been fascinated by computer programming. For many years I never thought of why I enjoyed it so much – I just knew I did.

But that changed when I read The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks. Most people associate that book with Brooks’s law: adding people to a late project makes it later. But for me, that is not the best part of the book. The best part is one page at the end of chapter one, entitled¬†The Joys of the Craft.

There, Fred Brooks quite eloquently put into words what I love about coding. Continue reading