This blog will discuss how to become a better programmer according to a computer science degree holder from Stanford University. This will be a good read for those aspiring to become the next Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world.
The field of computer science has experienced rapid growth in the last two decades. The advent of the Internet, wireless technology and mobile devices have changed our lives forever. The demand for programmers has never been higher.
In order to stay competitive, it is important that you keep your skills sharp by learning new programming languages and techniques. There are many books available on this subject but they can be overwhelming for beginners. This blog provides simplified solutions that can help you get started right away!
Hi everyone. My name is Peter Norvig. I am a Computer Science grad from Stanford University and I am here to teach you how to become a better programmer.
I’ve worked at Google, NASA and Microsoft but I am currently working as the Research Director of Google. As a programmer myself, I could tell that there are many ways on how to be a better programmer.
I will discuss a few ways on my blog but if you guys have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask me!
I am a 20 year old product manager/ computer science grad from Stanford, and I want to share some ways in which I think you can become a better programmer.
The first and most important thing is to love your craft. All great programmers I’ve met have this in common. There’s something about loving what you do that makes you better at it. It’s not just about getting the job done, but rather it’s about doing the job well. And the only way to do your job really well is to love it.
If you love your craft, you’ll never see it as work, even though it can be tiring at times. You’ll be motivated to work hard on every line of code because every line of code counts when it comes to building high quality software. You’ll be motivated to learn new things because they will enable you to build better software. And most importantly you’ll be happy because you enjoy what you do for a living.
But how do you find something that you love? I think there are two ways. The first is to go through the process of elimination by trying many different things until you find something that sparks your interest. The second is to look within yourself and think about what interests you now and what has always interested you
The best way to become a better programmer is to write more code.
The most common misconception among programmers is that programming is all about thinking. That’s not true. Thinking is what you do when you don’t know what to do. The best programmers have so much practice that they rarely need to think.
So the best way to get better at programming is to write programs, and the bigger they are, the better. There’s simply no other practical way of learning how to program than by doing it.
You should be writing programs at every opportunity; even if you’re not paid for it, even if you’re not studying it, even if there’s no competition involved, even if you’re not on stage in front of a captive audience waiting with bated breath in case you make a mistake and crash the space shuttle If you don’t have any fun projects in mind, then there are lots of problems out there that need solving; find one and solve it! Every time you redirect your browser away from this page and towards some other piece of software which does something wrong or doesn’t do something right, ask yourself: how would I improve this?
The purpose of this blog is to describe how I think about programming and how to be a better programmer.
I’ve been writing software for over 10 years, and these are the ideas that I’ve developed during that time. The text is written from my point of view, but with a wider audience in mind. I’ve tried to keep it from being too personal, but I’ve also not tried to remove my voice.
The blog posts cover all sorts of topics, from technical skills, to soft skills, and even to career advice. There are a lot of posts on this site, and I recommend you start with the HOWTO posts first: they’re short guides which can help you with specific problems.
If you’re interested in my background, check out the About page or read some of my older essays. To get an idea of what sort of writing you’ll find here, take a look at some excerpts from my most popular posts. If you’d like to be notified when new posts appear, you can subscribe via RSS or Twitter.
This is the blog of Michael Nielsen, now a research fellow at YC Research. His past work includes neural networks and quantum computing. This is his personal blog, where he posts about programming, math, and other topics that interest him.
Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—one second before the end of the Earth’s life.
But we tend not to think about history this way. We tend to imagine that humans have been around for a long time—but not as long as they really have. One reason we don’t think about it deep time is because there are no benchmarks for it in our experience. We can understand a few hundred years—that’s roughly how long America has existed, and that seems pretty old to us. But when you start trying to wrap your brain around millions or billions of years, you begin to lose perspective on what those numbers actually mean.
This visualization by Randall Munroe at xkcd does a great job of showing how relative different spans of time are: