With respect, I don’t think that’s the big deal it’s made out to.
Harald K.

One needn’t be any good at programming to do well in a CS course. So-called “computer science” is mathematics, which while is important for programmers to understand, doesn’t actually prepare anyone for a career of software development other than perhaps some Java-head architecture astronaut who all the actual programmers can’t stand.

The only way to become a programmer, or at least one who doesn’t hold others back, is by buckling down and writing code, preferably with a mentor who can review and guide one’s progress. I’ve met far more successful devs who self-taught or were more or less apprenticed outside of the standard post-secondary system than who came by with a CS degree, and I’d trust their skills far ahead of anyone who started developing in university.

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