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Schools teach syntax, not good coding

Posted by robkraft on May 19, 2010

Young developers rarely write maintainable code.  They are excited just to get the correct output to appear for specific input.  This may mark the difference between beginner and advanced programmers – the ability to write lasting, maintainable code.  Most schools, especially technical training centers, primarily teach the syntax needed to write code.  Are you aware of any college or technical center that teaches how to write quality code?

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