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Subject:Re: Should Techwhirlers Program? From:John Ahlstrom <jahlstro -at- CISCO -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 13 Jan 1997 08:11:26 -0800
Programming is MUCH MORE than a language (or several
languages). The language(s) are important and do
differ. If programming is like architecture a
programming language is like the materials that
an architect has to work with--wood, reinforced concrete,steel, ... The principles of architecture are the
most important, then the idiosyncrazies [sic] of the
individual materials. The principles, skills, habits,
of programming are the most important, then the
idiosyncrazies of the languages.
That said, Java is an excellent starting language,
including all its current hype but going far beyond
If you can, try to get into an intro class at a
local community college.
John Ahlstrom jahlstrom -at- cisco -dot- com
408-526-6025 Using Java to Decrease Entropy
Any neural system sufficiently complex to generate the axioms of
arithmetic is too complex to be understood by itself.
> On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Karen F. wrote:
> > I'd like to know if anyone out there with no prior programming experience has
> > tried to learn Java. With all the WWW hoohah I've been hearing lately, I'm
> > wondering if it's something to add to my skills list. Is there a demand for
> > tech writers with Java? Would the investment of time and aching brain cells
> > pay off in the short run?
> > Karen Felker
> > AnnaQai -at- aolcom
> > "We're all in this alone." Lily Tomlin