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Re: Programming is more like:

by tweetiepooh (Friar)
on Sep 05, 2008 at 15:00 UTC ( #709299=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Programming is more like:

I said it's more like gardening.

It requires skill, knowledge, care, attention, love, perseverance, money and so on.

A garden is dependant on sun, rain, temperature. Your program is also dependant on external factors like data, users etc.

A garden needs defending from parasites, disease, weeds. Your program needs defending from users, bad data, no data, management.

It's also dynamic. It starts small and neat like a little plant and before you know it, it's taken over everything else, draining all resources and has a life of it's own.


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Re^2: Programming is more like:
by jhourcle (Prior) on Sep 05, 2008 at 18:05 UTC
    It's also dynamic. It starts small and neat like a little plant and before you know it, it's taken over everything else, draining all resources and has a life of it's own.

    ahh... you planted mint. You have to keep it in a sandbox pot, or it just takes over.

    But now you have me thinking ... are PHP, Java applets and JavaScript invasive species?

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