Why schools are turning out programmers that can’t program

Joel always writes insightful and funny articles on computer science, and his latest doesn’t disappoint: The Perils of JavaSchool.

I remember being totally enthralled when first learning pointer arithmetic, recursion, and such things. I loved it. I’m amazed any school would be willing to give a degree in computer science to people who can’t do these things — they are fundamental programming concepts!

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