I've been a software engineer for almost 10 years now and I still keep going back to the basics (possibly because I didn't study software engineering nor computer science in university). Every time I'm reminded of how with a few basic constructs one can achieve a lot. Then I think of real-world jobs I've had, where tools and abstractions abound, but there's often little substance.

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@nicolagi almost 40 years here, did do computational science bsc & software engineering msc later, can tell you it all only gets worse :o)


There is a large class of SW devs who have to punt if they need to design new data structures or algorithms. They just do it badly, because that's their only option.

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