You Can’t Program a Duck

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Rubber Ducky, you’re the one! http://www.toyhalloffame.org/toys/rubber-duck

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Every teacher has pet peeves. Every programmer does too. This post touches on something that is on my teacher list AND my programmer list: impractical examples.

As part of my professional development, I watch a lot of tutorials. A lot. I want to get all the interesting background knowledge and CS fundamentals that college students studying programming get, plus stay up to date on current tools and frameworks.

And every few tutorials or so*, I come across an example like this: Continue reading “You Can’t Program a Duck”