Michael M. josé, do you still need the HEY YOU GUYS stuff in [class name]? not saying it isn’t intriguing code. i’m all about more calls to arc4random_uniform.
José I. oh, you found that?
Michael M. i’m doing a bunch of grid data logging, every once in a while it would blurt that out, and i…
This petulant belief that programming ability is a gift, rather than a skill, often surfaces as a flimsy rationale for the gender imbalance in technology, but actually serves to reinforce the problem…
Is Math a Gift? demonstrates that belief in gift and natural born ability is toxic to all, and by eliminating it, we won’t alienate so many from technology.
Software development is a skill, and like any skill, you need to practice. If there’s something that you don’t know, the best way to learn is to go ahead and JFDI. Sure, you’ll make mistakes, refactor, paint yourself into corners, refactor some more, do some research, and refactor again, but you’ll wind up in a better place. Then, find something else you don’t know and do it all over again.
In a few months, you’ll look at what you wrote and ask yourself, “what the hell was I thinking,” because you’ll be a better developer.