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Archive for March 1st, 2023

Programming is hard; Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: Exact Instructions Challenge – THIS is why my kids hate me. | Josh Darnit – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/01

[] Exact Instructions Challenge – THIS is why my kids hate me. | Josh Darnit – YouTube

We asked the kids to write instructions for a simple task but left out that we were going to be following their instructions EXACTLY as written. Great lesson for communication and a fun practice in patience!

Via [Archive] Maarten van Smeden on Twitter: “This is why programming is an acquired skill ” / Twitter


It spurred all kinds of reactions about software development, like that programming should read like poetry, software development is about slowing down your thoughts, and that some high schools and some universities do this experiment at the start of their software development curriculum.

This is a cool experiment to do, even outside the USA, as many countries or regions have their own sandwich style, some of which are way harder to make than PB&J (:

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