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Is philosophy relevant for programmers?

24 Jul 2012


Many programmers and engineers I’ve met say when asked about philosophy:
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</h4> In many cases you need to evaluate things on your own. You will encounter different entities that try to get you to use different tools and different libraries. Or will you blindly let companies shove their solutions down your throat?

What kind of shift of reality do you experience when you change environment? For instance change:

</h4> As a programmer, you should be willing to write your own library if that’s what you need. You should be able to evaluate what tools to use when doing your work. Programming is the act of creating text that can be used as tools. You are a toolmaker and a tool consumer. Builder and toolmaker. You are an author and a reader. It helps to think.

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