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You will like to read this:

As for how to develop the skills you mention: just work through this book - it's challenging, but worth it.

Conceptually, I think programming can be regarded as problem solving by means of symbol manipulation. And yes, I think the essence of programming (as Fred Brook characterizes it in his classic essay "No Silver Bullet" (see The Mythical Man-Month : Essays On Software Engineering. By Brooks, Frederick P. Jr.)) is reducing complexity into manageable chunks.

In fact, there is a very easy and common way to use this method when coding: Just write down your thoughts on how to solve the problem in English with some pseudo-code (while loops etc.) to improve clarity. Comment out what you have written. Hack it apart and elaborate on each part in code. You get a good high-level structure, and comments for free.

Christian Lemburg
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In reply to RE: Prgramming vs. Coding by clemburg
in thread Prgramming vs. Coding by extremely

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