Computer science ain't as good as it should be
30 Jul 2009
When I start studying computer science in the University class I truly believe that it is all I need to get started writing good programs. Algorithms > Functional programming > OOP > Databases > MVC is a step-by-step path of all people that learn programming of the web application. But...
Programming basics like conditions, variables, cycles and functions are mandatory for everyone just like writing and speaking for a baby.
But more advanced knowledge are less useful and optional. All of these:
- Object hierarchy
- Normalized database model
- Do it as fast as possible
- Customer wants!
When you start learning programming try to let your knowledge be "moved to production" as fast as possible. In other words: Have a programming practice as fast as possible and you will understand what kind of programming theory you really need. Concentrate your education on all cases you met and avoid learning things that you could possible come across.