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August 29, 2005

The other half of Hackers and Painters

Mnot sent me this link after I posted on hackers & painters. I have to say the thing that I enjoy most about the book is not how much I agree with it but how much it makes me think. For a long time I have thought that coding is a lot like art in that you do rough design and successive refactorings but the above post points out that is basic design and applies to almost any creative endeavor. I think if you are an artist and you program you often feel the same when doing both activities and are struck that two such different things should feel the same when you are doing them.

Posted by Chris at August 29, 2005 10:17 AM