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The Context and the Logic

Soroush Khanlou:

How much of your time at your job is actually spent on writing the logic, and how much of it is spent preparing an environment in order for that logic to run? I wouldn’t be surprised at all if I found out that 98% of my time was spent on context.

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First, that we all tell ourselves a lie: this job is primarily about the logic, interview candidates should mainly be tested on their ability to think about the logic, a “good” programmer is someone who can write the logic really well. In fact, an overwhelming amount of the job is making the context work.

And it seems like there’s more context to deal with now.

Previously:

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"Use clever tools, languages, and libraries to make the context become less and less impactful"

Nope, that's more context... which has to be managed. Right lever, wrong direction.

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