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NewsScientists have seen light from the far side of a black hole for the first time Pin
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NewsFeds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old Pin
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NewsWhat does saying that 'programming is hard' really say, and about whom? Pin
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In my experience, programming is often harder than it should be because somehow people are a bunch of bunglers.
For example, I once fixed a report that took 20 minutes to run and then created an Excel with around 2000 users.
20 minutes for 2000 records is insane!
My first job at that company was to fix this.
They were testing me as many had tried, but failed, as this report was insanely difficult!
I had to read through loops, lots of if-else's, database queries, function calls, duplicated code... Took me two days just to figure out what it was doing.
I then rewrote the whole thing to a single SQL query, which took me another two days.
The query was reasonably readable, in the sense that the whole team could add or change fields within minutes without me explaining how.
More importantly, it now ran in two seconds instead of 20 minutes!

The fact that someone wrote some messed up code in the first place is what made it hard for me to figure out.
If the initial programmer had written the SQL query like I had, no one would've said how difficult it is.
I have lots, lots, lots and then even more examples of simple tasks being made insanely difficult because some programmer needed to use all the design patterns, returned different types from the same function, duplicated code, etc.

It's not the programming that's difficult, it's somehow not making it difficult Unsure | :~

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NewsSpeed up your .NET and C++ development with Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2022 Pin
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NewsAbout half of Python libraries in PyPI have security issues, Finnish boffins claim Pin
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NewsWindows 11 requirements: Microsoft says there’s no getting around them Pin
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NewsUno Platform 3.9: .NET 6 Mobile, VS 2022, WinUI, plus XAML trimming for 50% Wasm AOT size reduction Pin
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