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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Software Engineering vs. Computer Science

Just sitting here enjoying some coffee at the local Panera Bread and catching up on some reading. Came across this post on Digg:

Computer Engineering vs. Computer Science (Original PDF)

Excellent article, but Steve McConnell usually hits the nail on the head.

1 comment:

charlesj said...

Nice article.

Another essay you might want to look at is Paul Graham's Hackers and Painters

Whenever I try to make myself feel really good about being a programmer I go back to this quote from Frederick P. Brooks in "The Mythical Man Month":

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures."