Recently, I was engaged in discussion on Facebook about the value of a formal computer science education for web developers. It got me to thinking about some of the differences I’ve noticed in the code typically written by developers who have CompSci degrees versus those that don’t. One difference that jumps out at me is that developers without formal training often don’t think about algorithmic efficiency when they write code that transforms data sets from remote service for their UIs. …

Craig Drabik

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