[Interest] thanks for extra reading suggestions - sorry to insult technical writers
aschmidt at dekaresearch.com
Fri Apr 13 16:01:47 CEST 2012
> I don't think that a non-programmer will ever create something of decent
> complexity and worth the comparison of what a "real" programmer could
> build. It's the tools that may make your life easier, perhaps, but don't confuse
> "creatitivy tools" with the deeper knowledge and understanding that's required
> to - for instance - create a parallel program, a Linux device driver, a Samba
> VFS plugin, a good and well performing front end for whatever, a graphics
> tool / an image processor, a 3D game, an emulator, a cluster framework, a
> database and so on...
Do you suppose assembly-language programmers once said the
same thing about programmers who used compilers? ;-)
From: interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org [mailto:interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of R. Reucher
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 07:46
To: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] thanks for extra reading suggestions - sorry to insult technical writers
On Friday 13 April 2012 13:29:33 Atlant Schmidt wrote:
> So maybe if we're arguing that programming is tough, ought
> to remain tough, and everyone else (besides we professional
> programmer) should keep OUT!, maybe we're fighting the
> wrong war?
I don't think that a non-programmer will ever create something of decent complexity and worth the comparison of what a "real" programmer could build. It's the tools that may make your life easier, perhaps, but don't confuse "creatitivy tools" with the deeper knowledge and understanding that's required to - for instance - create a parallel program, a Linux device driver, a Samba VFS plugin, a good and well performing front end for whatever, a graphics tool / an image processor, a 3D game, an emulator, a cluster framework, a database and so on... whatever this tool brings to "users", it will get them into what and where Apple wants them to be, but it won't make "programmers" out of them, at max "GUI designers" for a specific class of GUIs.
There have been several tools of similar type already in the past (on different platforms), and yes, it may be fun to play with those, but a serious piece of software won't arise from that. It's a creativity tool and nothing else. Given that the "inner logic" still requires knowledge such people won't ever get from that gimmick.
That's my opinion, and I must actually start grinning when I see things like these :)!
Have fun, René
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