in reply to Random thoughts on programming

A propos of #5, this from Dr. Haussler, professor of computer science:
"He's unbelievable. This program represents an amount of work that would have taken a team of 5 or 10 programmers at least six months or a year."
From NYTimes Tues 13 Feb 2001.
Talking about James Kent who, in 4 weeks, wrote code to integrate the Human Genome Project's data and thus stay in step with the attempts to do it commercially.

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Re: Re: Random thoughts on programming
by dws (Chancellor) on Feb 21, 2001 at 02:43 UTC
    It's worth noting that Kent had to ice his wrists at night. A codefest like the amazing one he pulled off isn't easy on the body.