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Max is a Senior Software Engineer at Google and former Chief Architect of the Bugzilla Project. He has been fixing computers since he was eight years old and writing software since he was fourteen. He is the author of http://www.codesimplicity.com/ and http://www.fedorafaq.org/, and is currently living in Northern California.

How to Learn to Program

One question that people ask me all the time is, “How do I become a programmer?” Or, “How do I learn to program?” There are a lot of possible answers to this, depending on the person and how you want to go about it. I figured that since people ask me this so often, I had better finally write an article about it.


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“Some of the best programming is done on paper, really. Putting it into the computer is just a minor detail.”
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“The purpose of software is to help people.”
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“The chance of introducing a defect into your program is proportional to the size of the changes you make to it.”
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