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Espen Harlinn21-Oct-20 14:54
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I spend a significant amount of time reading and analyzing stuff written by others.

I do this to learn, and the world is full of smart people willing to share their knowledge through papers and open source projects.

There is also no lack of software developers who manage to trick themselves into believing they have come up with simple a solution to a complex problem - here are two common examples:
  • Synchronizing state across multiple systems is hard to get right, but can be done using Paxos or Raft. This needs to be properly handled when decisions will be made based on state information shared by multiple systems.
  • Scheduling is hard, problems like job shop scheduling and nurse scheduling may sound easy, but you cannot even pick the right algorithm for a particular problem without understanding it.
There are often multiple algorithms that are known to provide a solution, but the performance can vary wildly depending in the input data.

So, IMHO, get on with the learning - don't just - as you say - copy and paste solutions written by others.
Espen Harlinn
Chief Architect - Powel AS

Projects promoting programming in "natural language" are intrinsically doomed to fail. Edsger W.Dijkstra

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