Monday, April 03, 2006

What programmers do!!! Excellent Read.

Let me give you one more definition of what computer programmers do: they design, build, and maintain complex systems. In many cases computer programs are more complex than "Hello, world!" examples. Way more complex. I am talking about the systems
  • that have more branching possibilities than atoms in the universe.
  • that cannot be verified using any formal methods in any practical timeframe.
  • that cannot be tested with 100% code coverage in our lifetime.
  • that cannot be completely understood in all details by their creators.
  • that can handle real life requirements.

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