The Basis Of Programming Thought

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Programming is more than just knowing a computer language. Being a skilled programmer is built on having finely tuned logic.

It’s the thinking, not the language itself, that’s important in programming (as the video above clearly demonstrates.)

It’s possible to understand programming fundamentals using real world instances rather than computers. For instance in the book How To Think Like A Programmer:

The focus is on developing algorithmic solutions to real-world problems.

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Why I Want To Teach Myself How To Program

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I always did well in school.

I worked hard and it paid off. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was one of the top, if not the top, student in my program.

Nonetheless, as a history major at a small liberal arts college…

…my employment opportunities looked bleak.

Initially I thought I wanted to go back to school and move into the field of Economics. Ideally something pertaining international development.

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