Tag: Abstraction

Why do most programmers work so hard at pretending that they’re not doing math?
In the early days programming was considered a subdiscipline of mathematics. In fact, the very first person to write an algorithm was renowned as a mathematical genius. However, somewhere along the way we forgot. We began to think of ourselves as something different, a profession not beholden to rigor or deep understanding of the models we create. It’s easy to see…