As a profession, programming requires the constant dedication to continual refinement of knowledge and skill that any profession requires. As a hobby or an adjunct to another profession, however, it requires only a willingness to learn a few new skills. Plumbing is a demanding and rewarding profession, but a homeowner does not need to be a master plumber to sweat in a repair coupling on a half-inch copper water supply line. A homeowner needs only a willingness to learn how to handle a torch, flux, and solder, and to leave the three-inch live steam lines to the professionals. It is my hope that this web course can give you enough information about programming that you can do the equivalent of sweat in a repair coupling: write small programs that you will find useful.
Copyright © 2001 Brian Hetrick
Page last updated 30 December 2001.
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