Software writer

Published on 12 May 2014.

After watching DDH’s keynote, I was inspired to think about what programming has in common with writing. In particular this resonated with me: In order to get better at writing (and programming), you should

  1. read a lot
  2. write a lot
  3. rewrite a lot

The first version of of a piece of text (or code) is a draft. It is not going to be perfect. But it will become better and better after iterations of improvements.

Improving a piece of text (or code) often means to express the writing more clearly to get your ideas across. What makes something clear or not has not so much to do with science as it has to do with understanding your audience.

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