The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
There are people who write code for embedded computers smaller than your thumb. There are people who write the code that runs your TV. There are programmers for everything. They have different cultures – different tribal folklores – that they use to organize their working life. If you told me a systems administrator was taking a juggling class that would make sense – and I’d expect a product manager to take a trapeze class. I’ve met information architects who list and rank their friendships in spreadsheets. Security research specialists love to party.
What I’m saying is I’m one of 18 million. So that’s what I’m writing: my view of software development – as an individual among millions. Code has been my life – and it has been your life too. It is time to understand how it all works.
Every month it becomes easier to do things that have never been done before – to create new kinds of chaos and find new kinds of order. Even though my math skills will never catch up I love the work. Every month code changes the world in someinteresting,wonderful,or disturbing way.(cont..)