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What is Code?

What is Code?

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Software has been around since the 1940s. Which means that people have been faking their way through meetings about software, and the code that builds it, for generations. Now that software lives in our pockets, runs our cars and homes, and dominates our waking lives, ignorance is no longer acceptable. The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.

This issue of Business Week comprises a single story devoted to ­demystifying code and the culture of the people who make it. There’s some technical language along with a few pretty basic mathematical concepts. There are also lots of solid jokes and lasting insights. It may take a few hours to read, but that’s a small price to pay for adding decades to your career.

Although EPUB and Kindle versions are available here, these are partial projections of the complete version, available here as a zipped HTML archive for download. Unzip the archive, and load index.html into a modern browser, or go to the online version.

Why read this book? Have your say.

(Jan. 3, 2016, 9:33 a.m.)
On my blog, I <a href="https://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-best-ebook-of-2015-what-is-code.html/">argue the case</a> for this being the best ebook of 2015.

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Keywords

  • Computer programming
  • Computers
  • Computers / Software Development & Engineering
  • Computers / Software Development & Engineering / Project Management
  • Information resources management
  • Internet programming

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web: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

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