Back! – The Tao of Programming

taoofprogrammingI’m back from holidays! And with a new job! 😀 Still working remote now with something that I like more, Linux and software development! Just a little change: now its for web! When I get things okay here I will continue write some articles here.

For now just a good quote from a book that I recommend: The Tao of Programming. I hope you get a copy and have a good read!

Price Wang’s programmer was coding software. His fingers danced upon the keyboard. The program compiled without an error message, and the program ran like a gentle wind. Excellent!” the Price exclaimed, “Your technique is faultless!”

“Technique?” said the programmer, turning from his terminal, “What I 
follow is the Tao — beyond all technique. When I first began to program I would see before me the whole program in one mass. After three years I no longer saw this mass. Instead, I used subroutines. But now I  see nothing.

My whole being exists in a formless void. My senses are idle. My spirit, free to work without a plan, follows its own instinct. In short, my program writes itself. True, sometimes there are difficult problems. I see them coming, I slow down, I watch silently. Then I change a single line of code and the difficulties vanish like puffs of idle smoke. I then compile the program. I sit still and let the joy of the work fill my being. I close myeyes for a moment and then log off.”

Price Wang said, “Would that all of my programmers were as wise!”
— Geoffrey James, “The Tao of Programming”

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