The Lost Art of Handwritten Programming
Programming is an art form, no doubt about it. Someone who can show instinct, flexibility, and creativity in his or her programming is a rare talent. Many of us get bogged down in systems and software, where the artist is lost. Plugging exercise A in here and exercise B in there can perhaps add convenience, but a true coach is ever evolving.
What worked like a charm ten years ago is a dinosaur today. Teaching methods and coaches are evolving, as are the cookie-cutter software programs. In a lot of respects, the convenience of these programs is worth its weight in gold. But are we losing some of the magic when we do it this way?