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Shared by Pedro Porto / 09.12.2016

Programming is poetry

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It’s a common misconception to think that programming and creativity are worlds apart.

The assumption is grounded in a fundamental but incomplete truth: A computer program is an exacting set of instructions for a very dumb machine.

This, or something like it, is the standard definition. There is no room for imprecision in software. No place for double-meanings or subtext.

Give ten programmers a functional specification and each one will produce something unique, an expression of their own voice as a programmer.

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