Eternal Coders: The Undying Spirit of Programming

The Importance of Understanding the Code vs the AI or Frameworks

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A wise, seasoned programmer surrounded by the nostalgic charm of a vintage computer and a lifetime of coding knowledge, created by DALL-E.

In the fast-paced world of modern technology, where artificial intelligence and automated tools are becoming omnipresent, a hidden challenge is quietly emerging for programmers. Picture this: A critical system failure occurs late one evening at a major tech company. The code, largely auto-generated and stitched together from various online sources, suddenly ceases to function properly. The team scrambles, but the quick fixes and patches don’t hold. It’s in this high-pressure scenario that the value of deeply understanding the intricacies of coding, beyond the surface-level solutions provided by AI tools, becomes starkly apparent. This incident serves as a wake-up call, highlighting a concerning trend in the programming world — the erosion of fundamental coding skills in the age of convenience. In this article, we delve into why, despite the allure of quick solutions and sophisticated tools, the art of understanding and crafting code is more essential than ever.

Old programmers never die! or, old coding never dies ;)

Understanding vs. Convenience

The convenience of AI tools and online resources is undeniable. They can significantly speed up the coding process…

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