Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sit back, relax and program

Whilst at university *cough* poly-university I spent a lot of time writing code. My landlord was also studying at the time (Maths and Operational Research) and he was writing a lot of code as well.

Now I can't remember who coined the phrase, but one of came up with a term to sum up the feeling you get when writing code - or more importantly the feeling you need to have before your start:

Sit back, relax, and program

The feeling you have when you are writing good code is captured in this phrase, and the wierd thing is that if you seek this feeling when programming you write better code. A kind of Zen and the art of programming*

*I'm guessing someone copyrighted this phrase as some point... ;-)

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