Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Learning how to program

As a software engineer I think programming is a great skill for everyone to have.  I like this article: So you want to be a programmer, huh? Here are 27 ways to learn online.

If you do want to learn programming, I strongly encourage you to read Code Complete by Steve McConnell.  Steve does a great job of reporting on the research about writing code.  For example he spends a whole chapter just on the naming of variables.


Willa said...

Hey, thanks for this link! I just passed it on to my teenage son. My husband and oldest son are software engineers too.

Henry Cate said...

I'm glad you found it useful.

My youngest daughter has expressed some interest in programming so I may be using some of those links myself.