Getting a formal university education and learning a programming language
Samuel Andras
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This article brings up several good points, but also confirms my opinion that programmers know how to code very well, but don’t really know what to code. As a math professor, I’ve seen many instances of brilliant programming, at which I’ll blink and say ‘but this is this particular easy math structure’ or ‘this cannot happen, we have proofs’. So, a lot of brilliance wasted because people dropped out of college, or did not pay attention in calculus and linear algebra, because ‘why would I need them in the real world …’